Stranraer 1
Dundee 1
League (First Division)


Stranraer 

1 - 1

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, April 8th, 2006
Stair Park
Attendance: 400
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stephen Payne (10) Kevin McDonald (42)

Team Managers
Neil Watt Alan Kernaghan

Starting Eleven
1. Barry John Corr
2. Stephen Swift
3. Alex Keddie
4. Craig Higgins
5. Murray Henderson
6. Bryan James Gilfillan
7. Stephen Payne
8. David Hamilton
9. Stephen Aitken
10. Lee Sharp
11. Ian Harty
Scott Murray .1
Barry Smith .2
Bobby Mann .3
Stuart McCluskey .4
Paul Dixon .5
Colin Marshall .6
Scott Robertson .7
Kevin McDonald .8
Steven Robb .9
Steven Craig .10
Bryan Deasley .11

Bench
12. Alan Morrison
14. Derek Wingate
15. John Maisano
16. Willie Martin
17. Michael Moore
18. Leigh Hinds
Andrew Britton .12
Garry Brady .14
Graeme Law .15
Craig O'Reilly .16
Simon Lynch .17

Substitutions
Leigh Hinds for Stephen Aitken (62)
William Martin for Ian Harty (73)
Simon Lynch for Bryan Deasley (67)
Craig O'Reilly for Steven Robb (84)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

M. Spourle (Referee)



Match Report


Kevin McDonald fired home a 20-yard cracker to earn Dundee a draw at Stair Park. His goal came three minutes from half time to equalise after Stephen Payne's cross cum shot had sneaked in via a post. Dundee failed to have enough efforts at goal when playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first forty-five minutes.

After the interval, however, they defended well, but when attacking didn't make any clear-cut chances s overall, the draw was a fair refection of the play.

Dundee fell behind in ten minutes, and from an unlikely source, Stephen Payne appeared to be going nowhere when he sauntered down the right and his cross appeared over hit, but it curled in the wind and rattled off the far post and into the net.

Trying to hit back quickly McDonald surged forward two minutes later before firing in a decent shot, Barry John Corr comfortably made the save though. Stranraer could have been two up in 17 minutes Payne's cross being headed wide by Michael Moore.

Steven Robb got past the full back in 33 minutes and fired in a cross cum shot but Corr handled it well.

Stranraer had a penalty claim turned down as Moore went down when Murray dived at this feet, but referee Sproule waved play on.

Bryan Deasley was next to try his luck, firing a snap shot just off target, but Dundee would soon be level, Kevin McDonald whacking home the equaliser with three minutes remaining of the first half.

The small travelling support were momentarily bouncing minutes later as Robertson and Rob combined to feed in Deasley, the youngster's finish was expert, but the assistant referee's flag was already up for offside.

With the wind behind them the home side pushed forward after the break but it was Dundee who carved out the first chance after the interval. Deasley's good work afforded Robb space and he lashed a left footer from outside the box just over in 50 minutes.

Just after the hour Robb again tried his luck, racing through a couple of challenges but his shot from distance was well over.

Alan Kernaghan replaced Deasley with top scorer, Simon Lynch but chances didn't become any easier to come by for the Dee, and indeed it was at the other end that goals were more likely.

With quarter of an hour left, lan Harty got on the end of a cross but his header was well held by Murray, and just a minute later Stranraer came closer with the last real chance of the match, Hinds' cross being met by Hamilton six yards out. His header beat Murray and crashed off the bar before falling down with Barry Smith doing superbly well to get back and head clear off the line.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at April 8th, 2006)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Scott Murray (GK)18 18 - 18 -
Barry Smith32 41 - 4294
Bobby Mann32 414734
Stuart McCluskey - 17 - 17 -
Paul Dixon19 351351
Scott Robertson21 392492
Colin Marshall21 9191
Kevin McDonald17 293293
Steven Robb24 27 - 914
Steven Craig25 194194
Bryan Deasley17 173173
Simon Lynch (sub)23 39183918
Craig O'Reilly (sub)18 174174






League Table (as at April 8th, 2006)


No league table has been added for this season.