St Johnstone 0
Dundee 1
League (Premier League)

St Johnstone 

0 - 1


League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 6th, 1999
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 4,917
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eddie Annand (43)

Team Managers
Sandy Clark Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Main;
2. John McQuillan
5. Jim Weir
16. Danny Griffin
15. Gary Bollan
25. Gerry McMahon
11. Paul Kane
17. Keith O'Halloran
8. John O'Neil
10. George O'Boyle
12. Nathan Lowndes
Robert Douglas .1
Frank van Eijs .17
Barry Smith .2
Steven Tweed .5
Craig Ireland .34
Patrizio Billio .19
Shaun McSkimming .12
Steven Boyack .7
Gavin Rae .8
Willie Falconer .11
Eddie Annand .9

18. Stephen Robertson
26. Stuart Malcolm
32. Kevin Thomas
7. Miguel Simao
28. Martin Lauchlan
Jamie Langfield .13
Lee Sharp .15
James Grady .10
Graham Bayne .22
John Elliot .23

Martin Lauchlan for George O'Boyle (51)
Miguel Simao for John O'Neil (72)
James Grady for Eddie Annand (86)

McQuillan Shaun McSkimming
Willie Falconer

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougall (Referee)
R. S. Shearer & J. McDowall (Assistants)
I. M. Fyfe (Fourth Official)

Match Report

A superb Eddie Annand header made Dundee unlikely winners against their Perth neighbours.

Misplaced passes, lack of control and two teams with little fire-power made it a forgettable match.

But don't let all that detract from the crucial fact that Jocky Scott has his players grafting tirelessly for every ball. Once again they ground out the kind of result that made the Dens Park outfit survivors supreme last season.

If the Dundee manager could only add a touch of width to his attack, then his players would win a bigger percentage of their games.

Sandy Clark was watching his team fail to win for the eighth successive time. Perhaps after the successful season that took them into the UEFA Cup, St Johnstone are a little predictable and easily read.

But the lack of goals is a problem that simply won't go away and, apart from one glaring Nathan Lowndes miss, they offered little up front. Clark tried to vary things with the introduction of Martin Lauchlan after the break, but even his enthusiasm did little to raise Saints' game.

Lowndes should have had Saints ahead in 23 minutes when he collected a Gary Bollan pass. With Dundee claiming off-side, he struck keeper Douglas on the legs with his shot.

Then the former Watford striker saw a fierce drive blocked by Stephen Tweed 10 minutes later. From the rebound, he missed by inches.

Two minutes from half time, Saints paid when Shaun McSkimming flung a corner into the six-yard box and Annand outjumped everyone to turn the ball into the top corner.

Six minutes after the break, Annand latched on to a sloppy header from Danny Griffin but, as he waited for the ball to sit down, Jim Weir nipped it away from his toes.

With nine minutes left, a Kane drive from 25 yards took a deflection and Douglas did well to read the change and save down to his right.

Three players were booked Saints' McQuillan, along with Dundee's McSkimming and Falconer.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 1999)

1999-00 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)27 15 - 96 -
Barry Smith25 12 - 1541
Frank van Eijs28 9 - 9 -
Craig Ireland23 2 - 2 -
Steven Tweed27 151262
Steven Boyack23 153235
Shaun McSkimming29 142757
Patrizio Billio25 2 - 2 -
Gavin Rae21 151794
Willie Falconer33 14104914
Eddie Annand26 1439229
James Grady (sub)28 1218422

League Table (as at November 6th, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.