Dundee 0
Coventry 1

0 - 1
Coventry City 

Thursday, March 25th, 1999
Dens Park
Attendance: 2,266
7:45 PM Kick-off

None. Trond Egi Soltvedt (13)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Gordon Strachan

Starting Eleven
40. Jamie Langfield
2. Barry Smith
14. Lee Maddison
5. Brian Irvine
35. Steven Tweed
22. Willie Miller
25. Gavin Rae
34. Steven Boyack
27. Hugh Robertson
16. Willie Falconer
9. Eddie Annand
Alan Combe .1
David Burrows .3
Trond Egi Soltvedt .14
Richard Shaw .5
Darren Huckerby .7
Noel Whelan .8
Paul Telfer .12
Philippe Clement .18
Laurent Delorge .22
Steve Froggatt .26
Marc Edworthy .27

Lee Wilkie
19. Lee Sharp
21. Shaun McSkimming
20. Tommy Coyne
10. James Grady
Sam Shilton .29
Gordon Strachan .41
Stefano Giocchini .13
Gerard Mooney .45

James Grady for Eddie Annand (46)
Tommy Coyne for Willie Falconer (46)
Shaun McSkimming for Brian Irvine (46)
Lee Sharp for Steven Tweed (62)
Lee Wilkie for Lee Maddison (75)
Stefano Giocchini for Steve Froggatt (46)
Gerard Mooney for Trond Egi Soltvedt (80)
Gordon Strachan for Marc Edworthy (86)

None. Noel Whelan

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tom Brown (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Alan Combe registered a unique double yesterday, keeping clean sheets for Scottish Premier and English Premiership clubs in the same day.

Unbeaten for Dundee United's under-21 side in their 2-0 victory over Motherwell at North End Park in the afternoon, the Tangerines keeper followed up by shutting out Dundee when he turned out as a guest at Dens Park.

Coventry had hoped to field one of their own. performers in goal but were forced to seek a stand-in due to a combination of injuries and international commitments.

And although Combe. turned out for what was the more tal- ented of the two sides, he still had his work cut out to deny the Dark Blues.

Lee Maddison sent him scrambling across his goal with a powerful low shot from the edge of the box, when Richard Shaw had made a hash of clearing Steven Boyack's corner from the right.

Even more troublesome was Dundee's second half substitute James Grady, the man who beat Combe with a wonder goal in the city derby at Tannadice last year. Though only on for 45 minutes, he forced a succes- sion of saves from the guest star.

Mark Edworthy, too, had to help out with a goal-line clearance after Lee Sharp's header had beaten him in the final few minutes.

To be honest, it was just as well for a draw was not justified from a contest which showed the English top flight in the better light than the Scottish version.

With the England B internationalist Darren Huckerby in excellent form throughout, Coventry scored once through the Norwegian Trond Soltvedt, a close-range shot in the 13th minute, and would have had several more had Jamie Langfield, himself a replacement for Robert Douglas, not also been in the mood.

Having denied Huckerby, Steve Froggatt and Soltvedt he could have been forgiven for groaning when former Dark Blues favourite Gordon Strachan brought himself on for the last few minutes.

Happily for him, though, Strachan who also starred for Scotland, Aberdeen and Manchester United, was in exhibition mode and con tented himself with merely knocking a few passes about.

His appearance brought calls for Dundee boss Jocky Scott to introduce himself into the fray. However unlike his 40-something counterpart, he knew better than to expose himself to the chill of a Scottish night in March.

The competitiveness of the encounter was reflected by the booking of Noel Whelan for persistent fouling.

Meanwhile, Coventry boss Strachan last night admitted he was sweating upon the safe return of his Bosnian star Mohammed Konjic who is currently back home in the Balkans.

City are not in action this weekend because of the international programme but have back-to-back games coming up over the Easter period.

Squad Statistics (as at March 25th, 1999)

1998-99 All Time

League Table (as at March 25th, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.