Birkirkara 0
Dundee 0
Friendly


Birkirkara 

0 - 0

Dundee


Friendly
Friday, July 4th, 2008
Grawnd Nazzjonali
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Alex Rae

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Ludovic Roy .1
David Cowan .2
Eddie Malone .3
Trialist (4/7/08) .4
Sean Webb .5
Jim Laughlan .6
Trialist -2- (4/7/08) .7
Paul McHale .8
Colin McMenamin .9
Robert Davidson .10
David O'Brien .11

Bench
None. Eric Paton .12
Craig Forsyth .14
Darren Young .15
Gary Mackenzie .16
Ross Grant .17
Frédéric Daquin .18
Mickaël Antoine-Curier .19
Bryan Deasley .20
Mark Gilhaney .21

Substitutions
None. Eric Paton for David Cowan (46)
Craig Forsyth for Eddie Malone (46)
Frédéric Daquin for Trialist -2- (4/7/08) (46)
Mickaël Antoine-Curier for Colin McMenamin (46)
Bryan Deasley for Robert Davidson (46)
Mark Gilhaney for David O'Brien (46)
Darren Young for Trialist (4/7/08) (73)
Gary Mackenzie for Sean Webb (81)
Ross Grant for Jim Laughlan (81)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials





Match Report


Dundee's drew their first pre-season friendly against Birkirkara at the Luxol Sports Club in Malta on Friday July 4th.

Ludovic Roy was the first keeper to be tested getting down to save in ten minutes, while at the other end Jim Lauchlan came closest for the Dark Blues, powering in a header midway through the half which the Birkirkara keeper held.

In a fast, open game the early stages saw both sides fail to make the best of midfield possession, but as the half progressed Dundee came more into the game with David O'Brien getting in some good crosses after runs down the left, though Roy was called into action again in 37 minutes saving a shot from outside the box following Birkirkara's first corner of the match.

There were four trialists in Dundee's starting eleven with Sean Webb and Jim Lauchlan in partnership at the back.

Wholesale changes at half time saw six changes with Bryan Deasley partnering Mickael Antoine-Curier up front as the second half got under way.

Eric Paton fired in a free kick and from it Craig Forsyth brought a save from the keeper as Dundee pressed and Mickael Antoine-Curier didn't connect properly in front of goal from a Forsyth cross.

Antoine-Curier almost made amends moments later, coming close with a stinging drive from just inside the penalty area.

With nine minutes left Lauchlan and the other remaining trialist were replaced by Gary Mackenzie and Ross Grant

Dundee had been comfortable at the back in the second period but Birkirkara almost snatched a win as Roy dived full length and was relieved to see the ball slip past the post.

Match report written by Andy Lynn - Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at July 4th, 2008)


2008-09 All Time
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League Table (as at July 4th, 2008)


No league table has been added for this season.