Clyde 1
Dundee 1
League (First Division)


Clyde 

1 - 1

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 1,645
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Joe Miller (76) Simon Lynch (61)

Team Managers
Graham Roberts Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Jarvie
2. Neil McGregor
3. Chris Higgins
4. Craig McKeown
5. Eddie Malone
6. Craig Bryson
7. Paul McHale
8. Stephen O'Donnell
9. Michael McGowan
10. Alex Williams
11. Tom Brighton
Kelvin Jack .1
Tom Hutchinson .2
Bobby Mann .3
Adrian Madaschi .4
Iain Anderson .5
Barry Smith .6
Scott Robertson .7
Garry Brady .8
Steven Robb .9
Simon Lynch .10
Tam McManus .11

Bench
12. Peter Cherrie
14. Andrew Dick
15. Joe Miller
16. Roddy Hunter
17. Billy Brawley
Scott Murray .12
Paul Dixon .14
Joel Kitamirike .15
Andy Ferguson .16
Gerry Britton .17

Substitutions
Joe Miller for Chris Higgins (65)
Roddy Hunter for Alex Williams (73)
Billy Brawley for Paul McHale (75)
None.

Cautions
Michael McGowan (17)
Eddie Malone (89)
Iain Anderson (33)
Tam McManus (70)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)
George Salmond & Steven Crichton (Assistants)




Match Report


Dundee's barren run without an away win continued after held at Broadwood, but this was definitely a case of two points dropped.

After Simon Lynch had given Dundee a 61st minute lead, they sat back and allowed Clyde too much room to play. A generally good defensive performance was blighted by a quick-fire series of errors that culminated in Joe Miller equalising.

The match started with Dundee on top and they came close to taking the lead in ten minutes when a neat pass by Robertson saw Tam McManus burst clear and crack a shot off the upright.

Bobby Mann had the ball in the net, but the whistle had gone for a challenge by Lynch on keeper Paul Jarvie. In 26 minutes Steven Robb found lain Anderson in space, but the midfielder's dive was well over.

By this point Dundee appeared to have lost that early inspiration and Clyde came close in 28 minutes as O'Donnell's superbly struck free kick curled inches wide. They caused another scare four minutes later when Kelvin Jack couldn't hold Tom Brighton's effort, but the ball was scrambled away from the danger area.

The match lacked any cutting edge, but ten minutes from the interval, Scott Robertson found space on the right and curled in a cross, which beat Jarvie and landed on top of the junction of post and bar. Five minutes later Brighton had another opportunity but Jack shut down the danger.

Dundee showing more urgency at the start of the second half, but the match was still largely uninspired in the early stages. Nine minutes after the break lain Anderson fired in a cross from the right, Lynch ducked to allow the ball to run to Robb and the winger zipped a shot narrowly over.

Dundee were beginning to get on top and they took the lead just after the hour, and a fine finish it was. Adrian Madachi's long ball evaded the Clyde back line and Simon Lynch was onto it in a flash, he won the race with the advancing Jarvie, lifting the ball over the keeper, and then stretching back flicked the ball with the outside of his boot over two retreating defenders and into the net.

Five minutes later Graham Roberts made the change that would bring their equaliser, introducing veteran winger Joe Miller to the action. Initially, he made little impact as he tried to work his magic down the right flank, but a switch to the left paid dividends as he grabbed the equaliser some ten minutes after his introduction. It was a goal which came via several Dundee players failing to clear first time when they had the opportunity, first Madachi, then Jack and finally Barry Smith were the players who chose to play football when the big boot was called for and they were punished as Miller nicked the ball off Smith and fired home from ten yards in 76 minutes.

Two minutes later Dundee should have been ahead as Robb weaved his way through a crowd of home defenders on a ruin which took him from the left touchline deep into the penalty area, he eventually fired a shot which came back of the base of the post. Scott Robertson was following up and steadied himself as the away support waited to roar their approval at a second goal for their team, but the sound which emerged from their throats were cries of anguish as the youngster woefully missed the target.

Dundee threw themselves forward to try to snatch a winner, but they could just as easily have been caught on the break as the game went from end to end in the closing minutes, but without any more clear cup opportunities.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at August 13th, 2005)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Kelvin Jack (GK) - 3 - 5 -
Bobby Mann31 31351
Barry Smith31 3 - 3914
Adrian Madaschi - 3 - 3 -
Tom Hutchinson23 2 - 331
Steven Robb23 3 - 674
Garry Brady28 3 - 1082
Iain Anderson28 3117824
Scott Robertson20 3 - 13 -
Tam McManus24 31175
Simon Lynch23 3333






League Table (as at August 13th, 2005)


No league table has been added for this season.