Kilmarnock 2
Dundee 3
League (Premier League)


2 - 3


League (Premier League)
Saturday, December 16th, 2000
Rugby Park
Attendance: 6,573
3:00 PM Kick-off

Christophe Cocard (3)
Martin Baker (46)
Ivano Bonetti (52)
Steven Milne (75)
Steven Milne (79)

Team Managers
Bobby Williamson Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
1. Gordon Marshall
5. Kevin McGowne
17. Frederic Dindeleux
21. Chris Innes
31. Peter Canero
14. Alan Mahood
7. Mark Reilly
16. Martin Baker
6. Christophe Cocard
9. Paul Wright
19. Craig Dargo
Marco Roccati .1
Chris Coyne .22
Marcello Marrocco .4
Barry Smith .2
Steven Tweed .6
Ivano Bonetti .8
Beto Carranza .25
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Gavin Rae .14
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

12. Colin Meldrum
30. Paul Di Giacomo
15. Jerome Vareille
26. James Fowler
13. Ally McCoist
Jamie Langfield .3
Walter Del Rio .26
Javier Artero .18
Marco Russo .28
Willie Falconer .11

Jerome Vareille for Paul Wright (69)
James Fowler for Christophe Cocard (82)
Ally McCoist for Chris Innes (89)
Javier Artero for Ivano Bonetti (70)
Willie Falconer for Juan Sara (73)

Paul Wright (15) Juan Sara (22)
Chris Coyne (29)
Marcello Marrocco (31)
Giorgi Nemsadze (55)
Ivano Bonetti (72)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Willie Young (Referee)

Match Report

A sensational comeback by Dundee when they looked down and out earned them three vital points in a highly-entertaining contest.

For Kilmarnock, in contrast, their dismal run, which has seen them without a league win at home since October, continues. Yet, devastating strikes at the start of each half had sent the Ayrshire side into what seemed to have been an unassailable lead.

A clinical attacking move brought the home side an early opener. Wright found Christophe Cocard at the corner of the box and the French striker set himself up for a fierce drive which flew low into the far corner.

Then, at the start of the second period, Wright again sent Cocard racing to the byline. His beautifully-flighted chip was met at the far post by Martin Baker and his header went down and into the net.

Dundee, minus Claudio Caniggla. whose delayed return from legal business in Argentina kept him out of the side, had played skilful football without making any real impression.

Then player-manager Ivano Bonetti, aided by a little bit of luck. stepped in to change everything.

His 12-yard shot was not powerfully struck, but home keeper Marshall let it slip under his body and into the net. Killie still looked as if they could hold on until a long ball from

Carranza found a gap in their defence. Steven Milne was alert enough to follow the ball through before tucking a fine equaliser behind Marshall. Dundee now realised that a winner was on the cards. An excellent move enabled Artero to race along the byline. His cutback to the near post picked out the enterprising Milne, who stabbed it into the roof of the net.

So joy and Christmas cheer headed to Tayside, along with the three points which keep a top-six place for Dundee on the cards.

On the day, they added fighting spirit to their obvious skills. Big men in their victory were Coyne, Rae, Nemsadze and Milne for his goal scoring exploits.

Kilmarnock did well going forward, but defensive lapses were their undoing. Cocard and Dargo worked hard up front, with Mahood and Reilly creative in midfield.

Even the late arrival of Ally McCoist was unable to restore their cause.

The game, at times, grew a little tousy, with bookings for Killie's Wright, together with Sara, Coyne, Marrocco, Nemsadze and Bonetti, of Dundee.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at December 16th, 2000)

2000-01 All Time
Marco Roccati (GK)25 8 - 8 -
Chris Coyne21 6 - 6 -
Marcello Marrocco31 18 - 18 -
Barry Smith26 22 - 2011
Steven Tweed28 211714
Ivano Bonetti - 162162
Beto Carranza28 8181
Giorgi Nemsadze28 211211
Gavin Rae23 1711219
Steven Milne20 103123
Juan Sara24 197197
Javier Artero (sub)25 212303
Willie Falconer (sub)34 12 - 8320

League Table (as at December 16th, 2000)

No league table has been added for this season.