St Mirren 0
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


St Mirren 

0 - 0

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2005
Love Street
Attendance: 4,027
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Gus MacPherson Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
1. Chris Smith
2. David van Zanten
3. Kirk Broadfoot
4. Andy Millen
5. Kevin McGowne
6. John Potter
7. Hugh Murray
8. Charlie Adam
9. Stewart Kean
10. John Sutton
11. Simon Lappin
Derek Soutar .1
Stuart McCluskey .2
Bobby Mann .3
Callum MacDonald .4
Steven Robb .5
Scott Robertson .6
Barry Smith .7
Kevin McDonald .8
Garry Brady .9
Simon Lynch .10
Tam McManus .11

Bench
12. Alan Reid
14. Craig Hinchcliffe
15. Ian Maxwell
16. Mark Corcoran
17. Billy Mehmet
Scott Murray .12
Stephen McNally .14
Craig O'Reilly .15
Andy Ferguson .16
Scott Gates .17

Substitutions
Ian Maxwell for Kevin McGowrie (71)
Billy Mehmet for John Sutton (75)
Mark Corcoran for Charlie Adam (83)
Craig O'Reilly for Tam McManus (54)

Cautions
Charlie Adam (76) Steven Robb (38)
Craig O'Reilly (62)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Charlie Richmond (Referee)




Match Report


Craig O'Reilly could have been Dundee's hero at Love Street when he burst clear onto Garry Brady's 73rd minute through ball, but was denied by Buddies keeper Chris Smith who showed great alertness as O'Reilly raced in on goal. At the other end, however, Derek Soutar pulled off a string of fine saves to ensure that Dundee headed home with a point.

Alan Kernaghan had to make a defensive change with the absence of Adrian Madaschi, Steven Robb came in at left wing back as Dundee went to a back three, Callum Macdonald moved the centre of the defence and Garry Brady replaced Scott Gates in midfield.

A Simon Lappin free kick from the left was headed down by Kevin McGowne, and Dundee laddie Charlie Adam fired in a volley from the edge of the box which was tipped away by Derek Soutar for the first of several superb saves.

Dundee's first effort at goal came on the quarter hour when McManus fired a shot wide from the edge of the box.

Midway through the first half McManus tumbled in the box after a nudge in the back from a Buddies' defender, but it would have been a soft penalty and ref Charlie Richmond was having none of it.

The home side pressed immediately after that penalty claim but their couple of efforts were well off target, the second of these came from former Dee John Sutton and was met with wicked delight by the travelling support.

Sutton came closer on the half hour when he fired in a shot from 12 yards that Soutar parried, and although the loose ball ended up at the feet of David van Zanten, his lobbed effort was always going over.

Half time arrived with neither side having made a breakthrough, and whilst St Mirren had done most of the pressing, the majority of their efforts had been from long range, and although Soutar had done well, he'd handled all that was thrown against him with some comfort.

Saints came closer within seconds of the restart Kean volleying just wide after Sutton had chested the ball into his path.

In 55 minutes Adams was allowed too much room to advance towards the Dundee box, he fired in a low drive, which Soutar dived low, to his right to tip behind.

A minute earlier Craig O'Reilly had replaced Tam McManus and the young striker proved a handful for the home defence. He got booked for an over robust challenge in 62 minutes, but nine minutes after receiving that yellow card almost had a glory moment.

Garry Brady robbed a Saints' midfielder and slid a through ball into O'Reilly's path, for a brief moment the youngster seemed to have rounded keeper Smith but his touch wasn't great and the home custodian got a touch, although he initially spilled the ball O'Reilly's chance had gone. At the other end, Hugh Murray headed just wide from a Kean cross, but Dundee were breaking more often now and Smith and O'Reilly both tried their luck from distance, both efforts going over. Kean's tried his luck for the home side with a powerful drive but again Soutar was equal to the task and as time ran out the same striker was again denied by the Dens keeper.

Injury time brought a couple of nervous moments as Saints won two corners and fired in corners right on top of the keeper, although challenged by several home players Soutar's nerve held and he dealt with them well.

Dundee had earned their draw without too many scares, although Soutar had a fair bit to do, most of his work was fielding long range efforts, much of the credit for that must go to Bobby Mann who marshalled his defence well and turned in another solid performance.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at October 22nd, 2005)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Derek Soutar (GK)24 2 - 43 -
Callum MacDonald22 4 - 461
Bobby Mann31 142462
Stuart McCluskey - 5 - 5 -
Barry Smith31 14 - 4024
Garry Brady29 11 - 1162
Kevin McDonald16 5 - 5 -
Steven Robb23 8 - 724
Scott Robertson20 131231
Simon Lynch23 148148
Tam McManus24 121265
Craig O'Reilly (sub)18 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at October 22nd, 2005)


No league table has been added for this season.