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League (SPL)


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Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, September 26th, 1998
McDiarmid Park. Att. 6,665
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Roddy Grant (84) Billy Dodds (16)
Billy Dodds (pen.) (35)
Billy Dodds (83)

Team Managers
Sandy Clark Paul Sturrock

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Nick Dasovic
Alan Kernaghan
Darren Dods
Gary Bollan
John O'Neil
Paul Kane
Gerry McMahon
George O'Boyle
Stuart McCluskey
Nathan Lowndes
Sieb Dijkstra .1
Darren Patterson .5
Maurice Malpas .3
Iain Jenkins .2
Bernard Pascual .35
Magnus Sköldmark .20
Lars Zetterlund .8
Craig Easton .11
Gary McSwegan .12
Kjell Olofsson .7
Billy Dodds .14

Bench
Allan Ferguson
Danny Griffin
Andy Whiteford
Allan Preston
Roddy Grant
Alan Combe .13
Jim Paterson .30
Joe Miller .15
Jamie Dolan .10
Steven Thompson .19

Substitutions
Allan Preston for Gerry McMahon (28)
Andy Whiteford for John O'Neil (45)
Roddy Grant for Nathan Lowndes (64)
None.

Cautions
Gary Bollan
Darren Dods
Allan Preston
Darren Patterson
Magnus Sköldmark

Red Cards
Stuart McCluskey (35) Kjell Olofsson (84)

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)



Match Report


A dream hat-trick by Billy Dodds registered our first win of the season as Paul Sturrock made a swift return to McDiarmid Park.

Playing purposefully from the very start, The former Dons striker's looping header from the edge of the box defeating Alan Main.

Victory was virtually assured in the 34th minute. McCluskey was sent off for denying Kjell Olofsson a goalscoring opportunity and Billy Dodds rammed home the spot-kick.

His third came when he took a lofted pass from Gary McSwegan to chip over Alan Main before stroking the ball home. Within a minute Roddy Grant took advantage of some slack defensive play to pull one back and the only other disappointment of the afternoon was the dismissal of Kjell Olofsson after he became entangled with George O'Boyle.



Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 1998)


1998-99 All Time
Age
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)31 10 - 87 -
Magnus Sköldmark30 9 - 34 -
Iain Jenkins25 7 - 14 -
Maurice Malpas36 10 - 78626
Darren Patterson28 5 - 5 -
Bernard Pascual31 6 - 6 -
Craig Easton19 7 - 442
Lars Zetterlund34 9 - 857
Kjell Olofsson33 1018637
Gary McSwegan28 6311846
Billy Dodds29 2323






League Table (as at September 26th, 1998)


No league table has been added for this season.