Hamilton Academical 0
Dundee 0
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)


Hamilton 

0 - 0

Dundee


Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, February 25th, 2006
New Douglas Park
Attendance: 4,486
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Billy Reid Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
1. David McEwan
2. John Robertson
3. Stuart Balmer
4. Mark McLaughlin
5. James McArthur
6. Alex Neil
7. Juanjo
8. Steven Thomson
9. Mark Gilhaney
10. Tunbridge
11. Brian Wake
Scott Murray .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. Raymond Jellema
14. David Elebert
15. Ruddy Torres
16. Brown Ferguson
17. Pat Keogh
Gerry Britton .12
Scott Gates .14
Bryan Deasley .15
Steven Craig .16
Robert Hendry .17

Substitutions
Ruddy Torres for Brian Wake (78)
Pat Keogh for James McArthur (81)
Ferguson for Alex Neil (90)
Scott Gates for Kevin McDonald (60)
Bryan Deasley for Tam McManus (70)

Cautions
None. Barry Smith (56)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)



Match Report


Dundee and Hamilton Accies will do it all again to secure for a place in the Tennent's Scottish Cup semi finals after their first quarter final meeting ended 0-0 in front of a record New Douglas Park crowd. There were chances at both ends of the park, but despite some scary moments for both defences neither side could break the deadlock.

That outcome meant young keeper Scott Murray has yet to concede a goal in his three outings at New Douglas Park this season, but he was considerably busier here than on his previous outings.

'Kid Gloves' Murray will celebrate his eighteenth birthday before Hamilton come calling at Dens for the replay, and he got an early birthday present when Accies striker Brian Wake missed the target when clean through on goal in the first minute of the second half. The same player hit the base of the post later on with an angled header across the face of goal and Murray had to make several tidy stops, but it wasn't all one-way traffic.

The match started with a chance for Juanjo after just five minutes, Gilhaney sent a ball deep into the Dundee penalty area, but the Spaniard side-footed his effort high over the bar from just eight yards out

Home keeper David McEwan twice reacted well in the first half to first deny Lynch, and then later one of his own defenders. That followed Paul Dixon firing a free kick across goal and Stuart Balmer rising to beat MacDonald in the air only to look on in horror as his attempted clearance headed for the bottom corner of his own net, but McEwan pulled off a top class save to spare his team-mate's blushes.

At the other end, Dundee had Scott Robertson to thank as Steven Thomson's header beat Murray, only for the Dundee daft midfielder to pop up and head clear off the goal-line.

The home goalie was in action again as half time approached when a neat back-heel from Simon Lynch played in Kevin McDonald, the midfielder directed his shot towards the bottom corner, but McEwan snaked out a leg to divert the effort off target.

In a respite from Hamilton's early second half siege of the Dundee defence, Scott Robertson had his head in his hands following pretty much a fresh air swing at the ball after being put in by fine combination play from Lynch and McCluskey. The ball ran loose to Kevin McDonald, but he clipped the top of the bar with his effort, but it wouldn't have counted as the referee had blown for a free kick.

Alan Kernaghan threw on Scott Gates for McDonald and eventually Bryan Deasley for McManus as Dundee tried to use the kids' pace to stretch the home defence and relieve the pressure on their own back line. It was a tactic that worked to some extent with both youngsters producing lively moments. lively

Stuart McCluskey had a chance to put Dundee through in 72 minutes, when Dixon's corner evaded the defence, but the chance seemed to catch the Dee defender by surprise his snap-shot went into the side- netting.

As time ran out play raged from end to end with Dundee finishing the livelier and coming close when McEwan again pulled off a couple of fine saves. First keeping out Lynch's twenty-yarder after a good run by Gates, and then from Paul Dixon's twenty-five yard free kick.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at February 25th, 2006)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Scott Murray (GK)17 13 - 13 -
Paul Dixon19 281281
Callum MacDonald22 24 - 661
Bobby Mann32 343663
Stuart McCluskey - 11 - 11 -
Barry Smith32 34 - 4224
Garry Brady29 31 - 1362
Kevin McDonald17 222222
Scott Robertson20 331431
Simon Lynch23 33173317
Tam McManus24 2363710
Scott Gates (sub)17 5 - 5 -
Bryan Deasley (sub)17 103103






League Table (as at February 25th, 2006)


No league table has been added for this season.