Dunfermline Athletic 1
Dundee 0
League (Premier League)


1 - 0


League (Premier League)
Saturday, October 28th, 2000
East End Park
Attendance: 6,397
3:00 PM Kick-off

David Moss (61) None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Calderwood Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
1. Marco Ruitenbeek
21. Barry Nicholson
4. Justin Skinner
5. Andrius Skerla
26. Chris McGroarty
7. Scott Thomson
8. Ian Ferguson
14. David Moss
3. Jason Dair
22. David Graham
9. Stevie Crawford
Marco Roccati .1
Steven Tweed .6
Marcello Marrocco .4
Barry Smith .2
Marco De Marchi .5
Ivano Bonetti .8
Alessandro Romano .29
Gavin Rae .14
Javier Artero .18
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Claudio Caniggia .33

20. Scott Thomson
16. Rob Matthaei
32. Mark McGarty
17. Owen Coyle
12. Steven Hampshire
Jamie Langfield .3
Lee Wilkie .20
Beto Carranza .25
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

Steven Hampshire for Justin Skinner (57)
Owen Coyle for David Graham (62)
Steven Milne for Ivano Bonetti (62)
Beto Carranza for Javier Artero (75)

Andrius Skerla
Ian Ferguson
Marcello Marrocco

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Michael McCurry (Referee)
Andy Davis & Graeme Alison (Assistants)
George Thomson (Fourth Official)

Match Report

Dunfermline the Claudio Caniggia bandwagon yesterday with a determined second-half display that was capped by a wonderful David Moss goal.

It was to prove a frustrating afternoon for Caniggia and his team-mates as a tight tussle was played out at a rain-swept East End Park.

The Argentinian managed to find himself free in the penalty area twice in the early stages, but the crosses were over-hit and the chances lost.

Spaniard Javier Artero did better when he beat Chris McGroarty to the ball down the right flank and centred for Caniggia.

This time, however, his header was beaten away by Pars keeper Marco Ruitenbeek.

Dair had a shot blocked by Steven Tweed and then sent an 18-yard drive over the bar following a route-one kick-out from Ruitenbeek.

Both sides huffed and puffed as they sought the breakthrough, but both keepers - the Dark Blues fielded new midweek signing Marco Roccati - were largely untroubled as passes went astray and tough challenges brought promising attacks to an end.

A deflected Gavin Rae shot and a misplaced Justin Skinner pass-back, that almost led to an own goal, were the main threats as the half drew to a conclusion.

The Pars' Lithuanian international defender Andrius Skerla was, perhaps, fortunate not to be penalised when he appeared to impede the Argentinian when he had a clear run on goal.

But lone striker Caniggia was again involved as Dundee carved out the best chance of the match. He cut in from the wing and picked out an unmarked Barry Smith six yards from goal.

However, the full-back couldn't keep his header down and the ball floated over the bar.

Ex-Falkirk man Moss then showed the Dens Park outfit how it should be done with an unstoppable header that kept the three points at East End Park.

Nicholson released McGroarty and he, in turn, found Moss, whose eight-yard header bulleted into the top corner.

Rae then tried to respond for the visitors, but pulled his 20-yard effort wide of the post after Caniggia had nodded down into his path.

There were three bookings in the game by referee Mike McCurry - Dunfermline's Skerla and Ian Ferguson, with Dundee's Marcello Marrocco joining the East End duo in the book.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at October 28th, 2000)

2000-01 All Time
Marco Roccati (GK)25 1 - 1 -
Barry Smith26 15 - 1941
Marcello Marrocco31 11 - 11 -
Steven Tweed28 14 - 643
Marco De Marchi - 9 - 9 -
Javier Artero25 141232
Gavin Rae22 10 - 1148
Alessandro Romano31 9 - 9 -
Ivano Bonetti - 111111
Giorgi Nemsadze28 15 - 15 -
Claudio Caniggia33 3232
Beto Carranza (sub)28 3 - 3 -
Steven Milne (sub)20 5 - 7 -

League Table (as at October 28th, 2000)

No league table has been added for this season.