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League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 29th, 2003
Almondvale Park
Attendance: 4,625
3:00 PM Kick-off

Derek Lilley (pen.) (71) Mark Fotheringham (84)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
18. Roddy McKenzie
6. Emanuel Dorado
5. Marvin Andrews
4. Oscar Rubio
3. Jamie McAllister
2. David McNamee
14. Lee Makel
15. Burton O'Brien
17. Stuart Love
7. David Fernandez
16. Derek Lilley
Julian Speroni .1
Jonay Hernández .16
Tom Hutchinson .4
David Mackay .3
Lee Mair .19
Barry Smith .2
Lee Wilkie .6
Garry Brady .26
Mark Fotheringham .30
Steve Lovell .25
Nacho Novo .17

1. Alan Main
22. Scott McLaughlin
30. Ryan Harding
9. Fernando Pasquinelli
12. Francisco Quino
John McCafferty .35
Callum MacDonald .27
Gavin Rae .8
Bobby Linn .33
Bobby Linn .33

Fernando Pasquinelli for Stuart Love (46)
Francisco Quino for Derek Lilley (86)
Bobby Linn for Tom Hutchinson (76)
Gavin Rae for Steve Lovell (82)

Lee Makel (63) David Mackay (79)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee turned in a performance to be proud of in the pouring rain at Livingston. The Dees should probably have earned more than one point but. after the week the club's endured, the large travelling support and players treated Mark Fotheringham's equaliser like a cup winning goal.

Jim Duffy had to ask less than fully fit players to make themselves available and he got a marvellous response from Tom Hutchinson and Steve Lovell who both knew they wouldn't last the ninety minutes, but put everything into their time on the field.

In fact, this was a Dundee side which could have had "work ethic emblazoned on their chests. Throughout the match they outfought the home side on a pitch which stood up well to the deluge - Derek Lilley's 70th minute penalty might have broken the resolve of the Dees, but they immediately fought back into the game and with six minutes to go Fotheringham latched onto Linn's blocked shot to lift the ball calmly over keeper McKenzie and earn that point. Young John McCafferty was the substitute keeper and Gavin Rae joined him on the bench as Jim Duffy went with a 3-5-2 formation. Lovell immediately showed he was up for the challenge of a return to top team action in difficult

circumstances when he raced onto Novo's through ball to fire an angled shot narrowly wide in the second minute. Dundee settled from the off and were soon playing some nice stuff, all over the park too players were fighting for the ball in an impressive fashion.

There were few chances at either end in the first period, but midway through the half Brady fired a 20-yarder just wide from Mackay's pass after Fotheringham had scrapped for a loose ball in the box. Two minutes later Fotheringham surged the length of the pitch, playing several one twos with team mates before feeding Novo, who's drive was inches over.

Livi came more into the game as the interval approached and just past the half hour mark a free-kick from the left found the head of Andrews who nodded the ball down to Rubio, the defender seemed shocked by the space he had and snatched at his shot which sailed high over the bar.

Three minutes later the home side had an even better chance as Lilley slid a neat ball into the path of Makel but, with the option of a square pass to an unmarked colleague, the midfielder blazed a shot into the side netting.

The first half had featured plenty of enterprise with Dundee edging the play and the Dark Blues upped the pace at the start of the second period, six minutes in and a quickly taken throw from Novo on the right found Smith who's cut back appeared to give Brady no real chance of getting in a shot, the Glaswegian though did superbly well to make up ground. and his 25-yarder was just inches off target.

16 Brady was involved again seven minutes later, going on a jinking run then playing a one-two with Lovell before finding the same. player with a dinked cross which saw the striker throw himself full length to just miss the target.

Dundee were well on top at this stage and they came near to opening the scoring again as Lovell sent Novo down the right, the Spaniard raced on and blasted in a low shot which McKenzie spilled on the soaking surface only for the ball to be scrambled away as Lovell waited to pounce.

Livingston began to come back into it and won a penalty in seventy minutes thanks to a neat bit of footwork by Makel. There were shouts for offside as the ball arrived at the midfielders feet. but the referee called it correctly and the former Hearts man caught out Lee Wilkie with a lovely bit of skill before hitting the turf under the Scotland international's challenge. Mr Rowbotham, who'd handled the game well, pointed to the spot and Derek

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at November 29th, 2003)

2003-04 All Time
Julian Speroni (GK)24 19 - 86 -
Jonay Hernández24 13 - 501
Tom Hutchinson21 5 - 18 -
David Mackay22 17 - 782
Lee Mair22 18 - 521
Barry Smith29 1913293
Lee Wilkie23 1931096
Garry Brady27 16 - 491
Mark Fotheringham19 5151
Steve Lovell22 1014516
Nacho Novo24 19136222
Gavin Rae (sub)26 15324226
Bobby Linn (sub)18 6 - 6 -

League Table (as at November 29th, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.