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League Cup (2nd Round)


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League Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, September 26th, 2001
New Douglas Park
Attendance: 2,104
7:45 PM Kick-off

None. Steven Milne (66)
Colin Boylan (81)

Team Managers
Ally Dawson Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
1. Graham Potter
2. Steven Renicks
3. Michael Martin
4. Mark Nelson
5. Paul Gaughan
6. Martin Bonnar
7. Alisdair Graham
8. Johnny Walker
9. Michael Moore
10. Gareth Armstrong
11. Stuart Callaghan
Jamie Langfield .1
Barry Smith .2
Walter Del Rio .17
Marcello Marrocco .4
Zurab Khizanishvili .13
Gavin Rae .8
Beto Garrido .14
Mark Robertson .11
Beto Carranza .5
Lucas Gatti .3
Steven Milne .15

12. Ally Maxwell
14. Paul McDonald
15. Dobbins
16. Iain McCreadie
17. Kris O'Neil
Paul Mathers .40
Colin Boylan .16
Umberto Fatello .20
Beto Naveda .19
Barry Forbes .26

Iain McCreadie for Johnny Walker (57)
Kris O'Neil for Gareth Armstrong (78)
Barry Forbes for Mark Robertson (50)
Colin Boylan for Lucas Gatti (70)
Umberto Fatello for Beto Carranza (84)

Stuart Callaghan Lucas Gatti

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Robert Orr (Referee)
Robert McKendry & Stuart Bennett (Assistants)

Match Report

Second half scores from Dundee's young home- grown strikers Steven Milne and Colin Boylan saw the Dens club safely through to the today's CIS cup third round draw.

With experienced Argentinian forwards Juan Sara and Fabian Caballero ruled out By Dan Stewart through injury and suspension, the Dark Blues trip to the Ballast Stadium had more than a hint of the banana skin about it.

Dundee boss Ivano Bonetti said, "It was important to win this tie and very pleasing to see so many of the young players doing well."

Accies' early attacks confirmed those fears but when first 21-year-old Milne then 18-year-old substitute Boylan kept their cool to net there was only going to be one winner.

"That was a huge relief," said Milne,

"Motherwell and Hearts were both knocked out on Tuesday and I was worried that we were going to join them.

"I thought we created enough chances but that doesn't count for anything unless you put enough of them away."

The tie got off to a frantic start with Hamilton hitting the cross bar in just 38 seconds.

Stuart Callaghan's corner from the right was power- fully met by Paul Gaughan, who sent the ball beyond keeper Jamie Langfield who was only too happy to find a rebound falling safely into his hands.

An overhit backpass from Walter Del Rio had given Accies their set-piece and the Argentinian contrived to give the ball away to Derek Armstrong in good position just seconds later.

Armstrong fired in a decent shot which Langfield beat away to safety with a two-handed stop.

The Dundee keeper was not so well positioned two minutes later, allowing Michael Moore to nip in front of him and shoot into the side netting.

The SPL side were being harried out of their normal passing game and needed an early goal to calm the home team's enthusiasm.

They did not get it al- though they did come as close as possible in succes- sive first half attacks.

First Gavin Rae shot inches wide after Milne had nodded Mark Robertson's cross onto him at the back post.

Even nearer was Del Rio's header which beat Hamilton keeper Graham Potter all ends up but was booted off the goal line by Steven Renicks.

The start of the second half brought more of the same with Milne heading Robertson's cross wide from close range.

It was to be almost the final contribution made by the Australian for he went down heavily in a collision with Gaughan and had to be stretchered off, manager Bonetti later revealing he had required six stitches in a leg wound.

The injury paved the way for the debut of Barry Forbes, son of Dundonian Graeme who had a spell at Dens Park under Gordon Wallace.

He looked lively from the start and his enthusiasm helped Dundee get the breakthrough they craved in the 66th minute.

Man of the match Beto Carranza was the creator, sending Milne free in the box from where he pushed the ball beyond advancing keeper Potter.

Boylan then missed a great chance to make it 2-0 from a Milne assist but made amends in the 81st minute when he ran on to Gavin Rae's pass to smash home a shot from the tight- est of angles

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 2001)

2001-02 All Time
Jamie Langfield (GK)21 11 - 25 -
Barry Smith27 11 - 2321
Zurab Khizanishvili19 9 - 15 -
Marcello Marrocco32 10 - 39 -
Walter Del Rio25 9 - 18 -
Lucas Gatti - 2 - 2 -
Beto Carranza29 7 - 333
Mark Robertson24 8 - 13 -
Beto Garrido - 9 - 19 -
Gavin Rae23 11215314
Steven Milne21 112376
Colin Boylan (sub) - 2121
Umberto Fatello (sub) - 1 - 1 -
Barry Forbes (sub) - 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at September 26th, 2001)

No league table has been added for this season.