Clyde 3
Dundee 3
League (First Division)


Clyde 

3 - 3

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, February 18th, 2006
Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 1,062
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Thomas Brighton (16)
Callum MacDonald (o.g.) (23)
Paul McHale (72)
Tam McManus (4)
Colin Marshall (26)
Tam McManus (48)

Team Managers
Unknown. Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Jarvie
2. Michael McGowan
3. Romauld Bouadji
4. Craig McKeown
5. Eddie Malone
6. Craig Bryson
7. Chris Higgins
8. Stephen O'Donnell
9. Kevin McDonald
10. Roddy Hunter
11. Thomas Brighton
Kelvin Jack .1
Stuart McCluskey .2
Bobby Mann .3
Callum MacDonald .4
Paul Dixon .5
Scott Robertson .6
Barry Smith .7
Kevin McDonald .8
Garry Brady .9
Simon Lynch .10
Tam McManus .11

Bench
12. Gary Arbuckle
14. Peter Cherrie
15. Dougie Imrie
16. Paul McHale
17. Robert Harris
Scott Murray .12
Colin Marshall .14
Craig O'Reilly .15
Mark Allison .16
Robert Hendry .17

Substitutions
Robert Harris for Romauld Bouadji (53)
Dougie Imrie for Roddy Hunter (53)
Paul McHale for Craig Bryson (70)
Colin Marshall for Kevin McDonald (12)
Craig O'Reilly for Tam McManus (70)
Scott Murray for Kelvin Jack (76)

Cautions
Kevin McDonald (29)
Craig Bryson (70)
Bobby Mann (32)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Referee)




Match Report


Tam McManus gave his manager food for thought ahead of the Tennent's Scottish Cup quarter final by scoring twice in the 3-3 draw at Broadwood, but it was a match where for the second Saturday running Dundee let themselves down defensively.

Dundee's other goal was a first in dark blue for Colin Marshall, on as substitute for Kevin McDonald who took a kick to the knee.

Alan Kernaghan was impressed with McManus' performance.

"That's the best I've seen him play," he said, "He worked hard and played for the team, and he took his goals well."

The first of those goals came just six minutes into the match, Paul Dixon whipping in a corner from the right and McManus rising to head home. Dundee had started brightly and could have doubled their lead four minutes later.

Lynch fed McManus on the left, and he cut inside to fire in a shot which Jarvie saved well.

There was an early blow for the Dark Blues when Kevin McDonald stayed down after a heavy challenge after only twelve minutes.

Colin Marshall, who slotted into the central midfield was the youngster's replacement.

On 16 minutes Clyde were level and it was a simple goal, Malone fired in a corner that was flicked on by Higgins for Brighton to head home.

It got worse for Dundee in 23 minutes, former Dee Michael McGowan firing in a cross from the right, and under pressure Callum Macdonald was unlucky to knock the ball into his own net.

Having gone to sleep after taking the lead, Dundee hit back quickly after going behind, because three minutes later, they were level. Garry Brady clipped in a cross, Scott Robertson headed it back into the path of Colin Marshall and the former Clyde man fired a low drive from just outside the box past Jarvie to level the scores and open his account for the Club.

Kelvin Jack was called into action with seven minutes of the first half remaining and the keeper did well to get down low to his right to push Bryson's shot wide of the target.

Dundee started the second half at renewed pace and they were back in the lead just three minutes after the break. Long throws have proved a useful weapon for Dundee in recent weeks and it was from one of these that the goal came. McCluskey launched the shy, Mann flicked it on, and McManus reacted quickly to coolly slide home.

Looking reasonably comfortable at 3-2 up, Dundee could have been further ahead, McManus' angled drive hitting a defender on the goalline and deflecting to safety with Jarvie well beaten.

The returning Dens striker was replaced as he began to show signs of tiredness in 70 minutes, Craig O'Reilly coming on in his place, and again Dundee lost a goal very shortly after making a substitution.

Kelvin Jack had picked up a knock in a tackle on Brighton and when Brighton laid the ball to substitute Paul McHale thirty yards out there seemed little danger, indeed his shot though well placed was hardly in the pile- driver category, but though Jack got across and got his hands to it he couldn't keep it out.

Four minutes later there was a bizarre moment as the Trinidad and Tobago international appeared at first to signal that he needed replacing he was clearly struggling now but with Scott Murray waiting to replace him, he then looked as if he was insisting that he could carry on! Eventually the substitution was made with Jack limping off.

Both sides pressed for a winner, but neither keeper was again seriously troubled and the final whistle went with stalemate prevailing for the third time in three meetings this season!

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at February 18th, 2006)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Kelvin Jack (GK) - 17 - 19 -
Callum MacDonald22 23 - 651
Stuart McCluskey - 10 - 10 -
Paul Dixon19 271271
Barry Smith31 33 - 4214
Bobby Mann32 333653
Kevin McDonald17 212212
Garry Brady29 30 - 1352
Scott Robertson20 321421
Tam McManus24 2263610
Simon Lynch23 32173217
Scott Murray (sub) (GK)17 12 - 12 -
Colin Marshall (sub)21 5151
Craig O'Reilly (sub)18 144144






League Table (as at February 18th, 2006)


No league table has been added for this season.