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Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Saturday, April 30th, 2005
Dens Park. Att. 11,263
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steve Lovell (pen.) (64) Mark Wilson (52)
Jim McIntyre (70)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Gordon Chisholm

Starting Eleven
Derek Soutar
Calum MacDonald
Bobby Mann
Barry Smith
Joel Kitamirike
Tom McManus
Garry Brady
Iain Anderson
Steven Robb
Steve Lovell
Fabian Caballero
Tony Bullock .1
Paul Ritchie .23
Garry Kenneth .39
Stuart Duff .12
Alan Archibald .5
Mark Wilson .2
Grant Brebner .8
Mark Kerr .7
Barry Robson .11
Stevie Crawford .19
Jim McIntyre .10

John Sutton
Steven McNally
Glen Atle Larsen
Francois Dubourdeau
Scott Robertson
Neil Barrett
Mark Fotheringham
Nick Colgan .47
Ross Gardiner .34
Derek McInnes .4
Jason Scotland .20
Billy Dodds .14
Collin Samuel .9
James Grady .16

John Sutton for Fabian Cabellero (18)
Steven McNally for Joel Kitamirike (73)
Glen Atle Larsen for Barry Smith (84)
Jason Scotland for Stevie Crawford (67)
Derek McInnes for Grant Brebner (71)
James Grady for Jim McIntyre (90)

None. Garry Kenneth (45)
Derek McInnes (79)

Red Cards
Tom McManus (87) None.

Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)
Keith Sorbie & John Bicknell (Assistants)
Brian Cassidy (Fourth Official)


Match Report

The four thousand or so Arabs in attendance were in party mood prior to kick-off, with beach balls the order of the day, in what was an absolute crunch Dundee derby. It was the United support who were really up for this one, not just due to the importance of securing the points but also the small fact that it was just over three years since they had last tasted derby victory. There were no changes in the United line-up, with boss Gordon Chisholm continuing to keep faith with the same group of players responsible for the recent upturn in form. Dundee fielded Fabian Caballero in place of the injured Brent Sancho, whilst youngster Callum McDonald was drafted into central defence as a result of a few selection problems for Dens boss Jim Duffy.

It was a nervy opening period for all, and no real chance of note occurred until Mark Wilson crashed a free kick onto the top of the bar in seventeen minutes. United finished the first half strongly and Mark Wilson found a bit of space on the right side of the area, however his well hit volley was deflected for a corner. Robson then skinned Dundee left back Kitamirike before sending in an inviting ball which was blocked just before Jim McIntyre could shoot. Then on the stroke of half time there were appeals for a United penalty as Garry Kenneth tumbled in the box. No award was given as Robson finished the move by shooting over. Referee McDonald then returned to Kenneth to award a yellow card which could only have been for diving – this appeared a little harsh on the youngster.

Shooting towards their mass of fans in the Bill Shankly stand, United looked in determined mood right from the start of the second period. United didn’t have long to wait to open the scoring after Kitamirike fouled on the angle of the box after Robson had been played in by Grant Brebner. Although on an angle, Mark Wilson opted for goal and stunned the Dundee defence by curling the ball low into the far corner. The Terrors were made to pay on sixty-five minutes when Steve Lovell, who appeared to know little about the challenge, won a penalty after contact was made in the box by Kenneth. Dundee’s Steve Lovell calmly slotted the kick low into the right corner to level the scores. There was euphoria in the United end again four minutes later as the lead was deservedly restored. After great persistence on the right by ‘super sub’ Jason Scotland, the ball found Jim McIntyre unmarked at the back post, and the Tangerines’ top scorer swivelled well to net what turned out to be the glory winner. One last chance fell to Dundee in injury time however Bullock was able to make an easy save as Lovell steered the ball towards goal. The whistle sounded and derby victory was secured!

Squad Statistics (as at April 30th, 2005)

2004-05 All Time
Tony Bullock (GK)33 28 - 34 -
Garry Kenneth17 10 - 10 -
Stuart Duff23 283953
Mark Wilson20 42710911
Alan Archibald27 434846
Paul Ritchie29 28 - 28 -
Barry Robson26 4177010
Mark Kerr23 332683
Grant Brebner27 362362
Stevie Crawford31 195195
Jim McIntyre32 391513241
Derek McInnes (sub)33 30 - 672
James Grady (sub)34 325325
Jason Scotland (sub)26 3555810

League Table (as at April 30th, 2005)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 35 28 2 5 48 86
2. Rangers 34 25 6 3 49 81
3. Hibernian 35 18 6 11 9 60
4. Aberdeen 34 16 7 11 6 55
5. Hearts 35 13 11 11 6 50
6. Motherwell 35 12 8 15 -1 44
7. Inverness CT 35 11 10 14 -4 43
8. Kilmarnock 35 13 3 19 -12 42
9. Dundee Utd 35 7 11 17 -18 32
10. Livingston 35 8 7 20 -26 31
11. Dundee 35 8 7 20 -29 31
12. Dunfermline 35 6 10 19 -28 28

* - Table split into two divisions of six.

League results since United's last match
24th April 2005
30th April 2005
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Inverness CT1-2Kilmarnock