Dundee 5
St Mirren 0
League (Premier League)


Dundee
5 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 18th, 2000
Dens Park
Attendance: 6,333
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Claudio Caniggia (22)
Claudio Caniggia (53)
Gavin Rae (66)
Javier Artero (75)
Steven Milne (79)
None.

Team Managers
Ivano Bonetti
Tom Hendrie

Starting Eleven
1. Marco Roccati
5. Marco De Marchi
4. Marcello Marrocco
2. Barry Smith
6. Steven Tweed
18. Javier Artero
8. Ivano Bonetti
14. Gavin Rae
10. Giorgi Nemsadze
33. Claudio Caniggia
11. Willie Falconer
Derek Scrimgeour .1
Scott MacKenzie .19
Tommy Turner .4
Barry McLaughlin .5
Scott Walker .6
Graham Fenton .23
Ricky Gillies .10
Hugh Murray .7
Jamie McGowan .24
Steven McGarry .9
Mark Yardley .11

Bench
3. Jamie Langfield
20. Lee Wilkie
29. Alessandro Romano
15. Steven Milne
9. Juan Sara
Ian McCaldon .50
Jens Paesleck .25
Gary Bowman .12
Lee Sharp .22
Tom Brown .8

Substitutions
Steven Milne for Willie Falconer (78)
Juan Sara for Claudio Caniggia (78)
Alessandro Romano for Gavin Rae (82)
Gary Bowman for Scott Walker (66)
Tom Brown for Hugh Murray (72)

Cautions
Marcello Marrocco (32)
Graham Fenton (83)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Clyde (Referee)
Stuart Shearer & Brian McDuffie (Assistants)
Craig Mackay (Fourth Official)



Match Report


Dundee took full revenge on a St Mirren side which had earlier beaten them in both league and CIS Cup with a barnstorming performance at Dens Park.

Former World Cup star Claudio Caniggia hit a double to take his tally to five goals in just five-and-a-half games and Gavin Rae, Javier Artero and sub Steven Milne all chipped in with singles to make it the Dark Blues' biggest victory of the season.

The three points hoisted them up to fifth place in the table and, with Dundee old boy Jamie McGowan thwarted by Marcello Marocco's goalline clearance, new keeper Marco Roccati, on loan until the end of the season from Bologna, was able to claim his second successive clean sheet.

Caniggia's first came in the 22nd minute and was a tap in.

Player-manager Ivano Bonetti crossed the ball to Willie Falconer and, when the Scot's header rebounded off the post, the Argentinian was perfectly placed to take advantage. Fans had to wait until eight minutes after the break for No. 2.

Again, Caniggia showed a good striker's instinct to cash in after St Mirren keeper Derek Scrimgeour had saved Rae's snapshot.

Rae himself got on the score sheet in the 66th minute with an excellent shot from 20 yards.

Caniggia got involved again for the fourth in the 75th minute, combining with Spaniard Artero to set the midfielder up from close in.

He had nothing to do with the final score of the afternoon four minutes later. However, that was only because he had been substituted for Steven Milne to a huge ovation.

Milne joined in the applause and was soon celebrating even harder after netting his side's last goal.

Caniggia's countryman Juan Sara, also on as a sub, was the provider this time, heading Artero's cross into Milne's path to allow him to beat Scrimgeour from 10 yards.

The Buddies never gave up and were unlucky when Ricky Gillies saw a shot strike the post.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Marco Roccati (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Marco De Marchi - 12 - 12 -
Marcello Marrocco31 14 - 14 -
Barry Smith26 18 - 1971
Steven Tweed28 171674
Javier Artero25 172263
Ivano Bonetti - 131131
Gavin Rae22 1311179
Giorgi Nemsadze28 181181
Claudio Caniggia33 6565
Willie Falconer34 10 - 8120
Alessandro Romano (sub)31 10 - 10 -
Steven Milne (sub)20 6181
Juan Sara (sub)24 166166






League Table (as at November 18th, 2000)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Last week we got back on track against Dundee United and first of all I would thank the tremendous support given to us by our 5000 wonderful fans.

The game at Tannadice just proved that when we concentrate, we are a difficult team to beat, last week we concentrated.

Unfortunately in our last home game that wasn't the case with lapses in defence, particularly in the case of the first goal, helping Hibs on their way to victory.

This was frustrating to say the least because all week in the run up to that game, I had been hammering home to the players that we must concentrate for the whole 90 minutes.

But apart from that, I didn't feel there was too much between us and a Hibs side going so well in in the title race this season.

In the end we lost out to a wonderful Zitelli strike and last week, it was our turn to score two quality goals.

That should come as too much of a surprise to anyone because in Claudio Caniggia and Giorgi Nemsadze, we have a couple of great players and their goals last week showed exactly what they are capable of.

Equally important to me, however, was that we kept a clean sheet with Marco Roccati making two excellent saves at important times. and in addition to looking very competent, he doubled up as an additional sweeper.

Consequently, I hope that the confidence the players have gained from winning last week's derby, will be carried into this afternoon's visit by St Mirren.

Earlier in the season we lost to the Paisley side both in the league. and the League Cup.

As far as I was concerned it was a case of two points dropped in the league encounter and when we were there on cup business, we were going through a bad patch in terms of our discipline.

Since then, the team has gelled and our disciplinary record has improved and whilst we will pay every respect to St Mirren this afternoon, provided that we repeat last week's derby form, I am confident that we can take all three points.