Motherwell 0
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)


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League (Premier League)
Saturday, August 28th, 1999
Fir Park
Attendance: 6,278
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eddie Annand (16)
Willie Falconer (84)

Team Managers
Billy Davies Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Andy Goram
2. Michel Doesburg
14. Stephen Craigan
6. Shaun Teale
4. Jamie McGowan
12. Derek Adams
5. Ged Brannan
3. Stephen McMillan
10. Don Goodman
7. John Spencer
9. Lee McCulloch
Robert Douglas .1
Steven Tweed .5
Barry Smith .2
Willie Miller .4
Lee Maddison .3
Steven Boyack .7
Gavin Rae .8
Shaun McSkimming .12
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .9
Willie Falconer .11

17. Stephen Woods
11. Stephen Nicholas
13. Pat Nevin
19. Stephen Halliday
8. Simo Valakari
Jamie Langfield .13
Lee Sharp .15
Frank van Eijs .17
Lee Wilkie .20
Michael Yates .25

Simo Valakari for Jaime McGowan (46)
Pat Nevin for Derek Adams (46)
Stephen Halliday for Don Goodman (74)
Frank van Eijs for James Grady (74)
Lee Wilkie for Steven Boyack (84)
Michael Yates for Eddie Annand (87)

Michel Doesburg
John Spencer
Shaun McSkimming
Willie Falconer
Gavin Rae

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)

Match Report

This is the kind of stuff to set pulses racing and have the punters breaking down turnstile doors to get in.

And I don't think!

This long afternoon in the Orchard County, sadly, wasn't quite like that. Actually, it was nothing like that. Not even anything remotely like it.

To be fair, it wasn't a bad match between a couple of sides more determined to stay in the Premier League than win it.

It wasn't a good game either, though. It fell somewhere between the two stools.

There's not a shadow of doubt that the lads from the banks of the silvery Tay had much the better of the first half.

Jocky Scott's stormtroopers did almost as they pleased in the opening 45.

They weren't any great shakes at ruling the roost. But the boys from the banks of the cloudy Clyde simply couldn't help being second best at that stage.

The chaps in claret and amber found great difficulty in propelling the ball one to the other.

Second half Billy Davies' ditherers got their sleeves rolled up and got stuck in, proving that's probably what they should be doing all the time.

Ironically 'Well looked good value for a draw right up to the time they gave away a silly second goal.

But this tale of woe will continue for the Lanarkshire side till they get their hands on some on-the-park leadership.

Nobody in the ranks seems willing to take on too much responsibility, like Steven Boyack did for Dundee.

He was here, there and everywhere. keeping everybody on his side on their toes.

Jocky's come up with a good 'un in the former Rangers reject.

The opener was down to Eddie Annand keeping his wits about him while others. around him dithered. When Grady lobbed a high one into the middle, the striker and Stephen Craigan went for it with their heads. Neither got a clear go at it and, when the ball fell between them, steady Eddie recovered quicker and poked it into the net.

The clinching strike came when Shaun McSkimming sent a long, high cross to the back post and Willie Falconer headed the ball into the net off Goram's legs.

There were five bookings in a match best forgotten.

John Spencer, for Can Can Dancing into Steven Boyack; Michel Doesburg, for windmilling into the aforementioned Boyack; Shaun McSkimming, for a verbal fallout with the referee; Willie Falconer, ditto; and Gavin Rae, for a dull one on the aforementioned Spencer.

Man of the Match - STEVEN BOYACK. He's a fine passer of the ball and obviously has a right good engine in him.

Match report written by The Sporting Post

Squad Statistics (as at August 28th, 1999)

1999-00 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)27 6 - 87 -
Steven Tweed27 6 - 171
Lee Maddison26 4 - 552
Willie Miller29 6 - 35 -
Barry Smith25 6 - 1481
Shaun McSkimming29 61676
Gavin Rae21 6 - 703
Steven Boyack22 62144
James Grady28 4 - 7621
Willie Falconer33 564010
Eddie Annand26 528328
Frank van Eijs (sub)27 4 - 4 -
Lee Wilkie (sub)19 2 - 2 -
Michael Yates (sub)19 5 - 5 -

League Table (as at August 28th, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.