Stirling Albion 0
Dundee 3

Stirling Albion 

0 - 3


Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 371
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Colin McMenamin (30)
Colin McMenamin (38)
Colin McMenamin (40)

Team Managers
Allan Moore Alex Rae

Starting Eleven
1. Scott Christie
2. Andy Lawrie
3. Ross Forsyth
4. Andy Graham
5. Trialist
6. Paul Murphy
7. Nathan Taggart
8. Liam Corr
9. Martin Grehan
10. Trialist
11. Stewart Devine
Ludovic Roy .1
Eric Paton .2
Eddie Malone .3
Trialist (9/7/08) .4
Gary Mackenzie .5
George Santos .6
Eddie Mearns .7
Colin Cameron .8
Colin McMenamin .9
Robert Davidson .10
Mark Gilhaney .11

12. David McKenna
14. David Lowing
15. John O'Neil
16. Myles Hogarth
17. Trialist
Ross Grant .12
Greame Collins .14
Kevin Milne .15
Craig Marshall .16

None. Ross Grant for Colin Cameron
Greame Collins for Trialist (9/7/08)
Kevin Milne for Robert Davidson
Craig Marshall for Mark Gilhaney

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Somers (Referee)
Graham Chambers & David Dixon (Assistants)

Match Report

A ten minute hat-trick from Colin McMenamin eased Dundee to a second 3-0 win in just over twenty four hours and he was assisted by new boy Mark Gilhaney who turned in a very impressive first forty five minutes in Dark Blue on Scottish soil.

Boss Alex Rae had told us the previous night that he would field a completely different eleven to that which had faced Montrose and he was true to his word with four trialists adding extra interest for the travelling support.

Included in that number was a former international midfielder and after a slow start he showed flashes of his class with a fine range of passing and some incisive runs forward.

Dundee went ahead on the half hour when a Gilhaney cross from the left was deflected towards substitute Kevin Milne who had replaced Bob Davidson after the striker picked up an early knock, Milne played a nicely weighted pass into the path of McMenamin who's shot from twenty yards made it four in a row for goals from outside the penalty area in pre-season, Stirling keeper Christie wouldn't have been happy with the goal though, he could have done better.

in thirty eight minutes it was 2-0 thanks to some quick thinking from Gilhaney and McMenamin, the winger was fouled on the left and with Stirling still arguing the award Mark took the set piece quickly and McMenamin was alert to race in and fire the ball high into the net from close range.

It took just two more minutes for the scoring to be completed, Gilhaney going down the left and firing in a low cross which McMenamin flicked goalwards, this time Christie did well to block the effort but could only parry it back into the striker's path and Colin stayed cool to stab the ball into the net despite close attention from the home defence.

The match faded after the interval as the blustery wind got stronger,

but the experienced midfield trialist came close to capping an impressive personal display with a goal when he raced forward, played a neat one two with McMenamin and was inches too high with a lobbed effort which had sub keeper Hogarth scrambling backwards and grateful to see the effort miss the target.

Match report written by Tommy Young - Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at July 9th, 2008)

2008-09 All Time

League Table (as at July 9th, 2008)

No league table has been added for this season.