Ross County 0
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


Ross County 

0 - 0

Dundee


League (First Division)
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
Victoria Park
Attendance: 1,754
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Gardner Spiers Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
1. Ian McCaldon
2. Jim Lauchlan
3. Lionel Djebi-Zadi
4. Sean Webb
5. David Cowan
6. Stuart Anderson
7. Kevin McKinlay
8. John Rankin
9. Don Cowie
10. Fergus Tiernan
11. Sean Higgins
Scott Murray .1
Barry Smith .2
Bobby Mann .3
Callum MacDonald .4
Paul Dixon .5
Colin Marshall .6
Scott Robertson .7
Kevin McDonald .8
Steven Robb .9
Steven Craig .10
Bryan Deasley .11

Bench
12. Darren Stewart
14. Neil McDonald
15. Adam Moffat
16. Craig Gunn
17. David Winters
Andrew Britton .12
Garry Brady .14
Graeme Law .15
Craig O'Reilly .16
Simon Lynch .17

Substitutions
David Winters for Fergus Tiernan (73)
Craig Gunn for Sean Higgins (73)
Graeme Law for Steven Robb (76)
Craig O'Reilly for Bryan Deasley (81)
Simon Lynch for Steven Craig (81)

Cautions
None. Bryan Deasley (66)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ian Frickleton (Referee)





Match Report


Scott Murray kept his eighth clean sheet of the season, and the young keeper was well protected by a solid back line as Dundee battled to a draw at Dingwall. The Dark Blues had the better of the first forty five in a game where flowing football was at a premium, and held firm when Ross County came back into the match after the break.

Manager Alan Kernaghan had made several changes to the side that lost the cup semi on Saturday, with Colin Marshall, Steven Craig and Steven Robb as well as Murray in the starting eleven.

The result still leaves Dundee going to Stranraer at the weekend seeking a first win in eight league games and without a goal in their last four competitive outings, but it was a much tighter performance than shown at Hampden.

Steven Craig had a decent chance on the quarter hour, but the striker fired his effort from 15-yards well wide. Three minutes later he had another opportunity but drove his eight-yard effort straight at home keeper McCaldon. Callum Macdonald too hammered a shot wide as Dundee looked in control.

County came back at Dundee after the interval, but the game still lacked any real quality. Bobby Mann did well to block a Fergus Tiernan effort, and in 72 minutes Scott Murray was called into serious action, making a fine save from John Rankin's thirty- yarder.

There was a let off for Dundee ten minutes from the end as Mann's attempted clearance fell to the feet of Robbie Winters who fired weakly and straight at Murray. Winters had another go a minute later zipping a shot narrowly wide.

But that was the end of the action that brought a welcome point after all the disappointment of Hampden.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at April 4th, 2006)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Scott Murray (GK)18 17 - 17 -
Paul Dixon19 341341
Bobby Mann32 404724
Barry Smith32 40 - 4284
Callum MacDonald22 31 - 731
Kevin McDonald17 282282
Steven Robb24 26 - 904
Colin Marshall21 8181
Scott Robertson20 382482
Bryan Deasley17 163163
Steven Craig25 184184
Graeme Law (sub) - 3 - 3 -
Simon Lynch (sub)23 38183818
Craig O'Reilly (sub)18 164164






League Table (as at April 4th, 2006)


No league table has been added for this season.