Dundee 3
Partick Thistle 2
League (First Division)


Dundee
3 - 2
Partick 

League (First Division)
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,746
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Craig Forsyth (59)
Craig Forsyth (62)
Matt Lockwood (pen.) (71)
Thomas Stewart (68)
Kris Doolan (94)

Team Managers
Barry Smith
Jackie McNamara

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
2. Kyle Benedictus
3. Craig McKeown
4. Rhys Weston
5. Matt Lockwood
6. Nicky Riley
7. Gary Irvine
8. Stephen O'Donnell
9. Craig Forsyth
10. Connor Rennie
11. Gary Harkins
Scott Fox .1
Alan Archibald .2
Conrad Balatoni .3
Willie Kinniburgh .4
Paddy Boyle .5
Paul Cairney .6
Jamie Campbell .7
Chris Erskine .8
Kris Doolan .9
Thomas Stewart .10
Martin Grehan .11

Bench
12. John Gibson
14. Gary Bartlett
15. Graham Webster
16. Ross Carnegie
17. Allan Tulleth
Ryan Scully .12
Jordan McGrotty .14
Iain Flannigan .15
Shaun Fraser .16
Kyle Lochhead .17

Substitutions
Allan Tulleth for Connor Rennie (86)
Iain Flannigan for Martin Grehan (51)
Shaun Fraser for Jamie Campbell (67)
Kyle Lochhead for Thomas Stewart (82)

Cautions
None. Kyle Lochhead (96)

Red Cards
None. Willie Kinniburgh (70)
Match Officials

Bobby Madden (Referee)
Alastair Mather & Craig Sim (Assistants)


Photography by David Young

Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at April 30th, 2011)


2010-11 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)39 37 - 228 -
Craig McKeown26 381711
Connor Rennie20 5 - 5 -
Rhys Weston30 34 - 34 -
Matt Lockwood34 345345
Kyle Benedictus19 11 - 34 -
Gary Irvine26 351351
Gary Harkins26 4058523
Stephen O'Donnell27 373373
Nicky Riley24 365365
Craig Forsyth22 3787514
Allan Tulleth (sub)19 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at April 30th, 2011)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


I am fortunate to have many great memories of my time at Dundee and the special feeling at the final whistle in Dingwall last Saturday will certainly always be amongst them. When we were set the challenge in November to stay in this league we always believed it was possible and despite several obstacles put in our way we have achieved that aim. Everyone can be rightly proud of their contribution to helping the Club through this period.

There were quite rightly great celebrations last Saturday but the players also thought of their former team mates and staff who lost their jobs. It is very heartening to hear that some of those players got in touch to pass on their congratulations. Their support for the players was most welcome throughout the season.

Retaining our place in the league and the news we are about to exit administration means we can now start planning for next season. The first thing I will do is sit down with the players who have given absolutely everything for Dundee Football Club in the last few months. I have told them all there has not been a failure amongst them and I would love to retain them all for next year. Whether that is possible will depend on budgets and what offers are available from elsewhere but I will speak to them and see what they want to do. Everyone at the club has been through a difficult time this season and the players have carried great responsibility on their shoulders, both personally and for the Club. Not only have they fought for the Club's future but their very own livelihoods. It is great credit to them that they have achieved what they have and in a manner which has brought this Club together as one.

The players also know that getting through these last few months would not have been possible without the back-up from the staff at Dens. I have said from the start we were in this position together and we will come out of it together and thankfully that is what has happened. The medical, administration and ground staff have all played their part and their contribution cannot be overstated.

Lastly, I would like to thank our fans who have given us such great support. It is no surprise that we scored several late goals in the season with at times a fanatical backing that inspired the players and got them through the game even when they were carrying injuries or fatigued through having to play every week. It shows what can be achieved when every player is given the full backing of the support and I look forward to the same next season.

We still have two games remaining this season and we want to finish as high as possible up the league. I thank you for your support and would ask that you continue to help the Club over the summer and allow us to once again give you a team to be proud of next season.