0 - 0
0 - 0
League (Premier League)
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
34. Craig Ireland
5. Steven Tweed
3. Lee Maddison
19. Patrizio Billio
8. Gavin Rae
7. Steven Boyack
14. Hugh Robertson
11. Willie Falconer
10. James Grady
13. Jamie Langfield
20. Lee Wilkie
9. Eddie Annand
22. Graham Bayne
Eddie Annand for James Grady
Lee Wilkie for Hugh Robertson
Javier Artero for Patrizio Billio
Jim McCluskey (Referee)
This match has no report.
|Robert Douglas (GK)||27||31||-||112||-|
|Lee Wilkie (sub)||19||19||-||19||-|
|Javier Artero (sub)||24||2||-||2||-|
|Eddie Annand (sub)||-||27||4||105||30|
No league table has been added for this season.
It has been such a long time since we had a home game that it almost a case of welcoming you all back to Dens Park for both you the fans and the team.
The month of March has been spent on the road and brought a mixed bag of fortunes. After the heavy back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Old Firm for which we were severely criticised, we immediately showed true fighting qualities at Rugby Park by coming back from two goals down to earn a point.
It was precisely that type of never-say-die attitude that kept us in the SPL last season and what we must show as we head into the last quarter of this term.
Certainly, it was again in evidence at Easter Road where we once again had to rally. from behind, going on to win thanks to two Willie Falconer headers after trailing at the interval.
Unfortunately, that trend and our excellent away record was maintained when we faced St Johnstone at Perth last Saturday.
What was particularly hard to take was the manner of our defeat. Both St Johnstone goals were scored in injury time of the first and then the second half. Yet on each occasion. we had possession of the ball. The fact that each of the two goals will probably be candidates for "goal of the Month is scant consolation..
All in all, it was very disappointing to come away from Perth with nothing especially as we wanted to keep our wee run going.
To be absolutely sure of SPL safety. we know that we have to collect as many points as possible in the final straight of the season because we cannot afford to rely on other teams slipping up. And the sooner we get back on track by winning games the better.
One pleasing aspect of recent games is that regardless of the result, we have at least been creating chances and scoring goals.
It is imperative that this trend continues, but at the same time. equally, if not more importantly, we must kick the habit of conceding so many. Overall during. this campaign, we have lost far too many goals, which is the main reason why we find our current ourselves predicament.
This afternoon. sees our final meeting of the season against Hearts whose recent good form has pushed them up into third spot. behind the Old Firm.
Over the past two seasons, we have done well against them, particularly here at Dens Park and we must look. to extend that sequence.
Enjoy the game.