St Johnstone 0
Dundee 1
League (Premier League)

St Johnstone 

0 - 1


League (Premier League)
Saturday, April 13th, 2002
McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 2,768
12:00 PM Kick-off

None. Steven Milne (79)

Team Managers
Billy Stark Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
21. Kevin Cuthbert
2. Darren Dods
12. Grant Murray
5. Jim Weir
29. Mark Lynch
36. Manny Panther
17. Paul Hartley
10. John Paul McBride
7. Tommy Lövenkrands
9. Graeme Jones
14. Paddy Connolly
Julian Speroni .12
David Mackay .24
Marcello Marrocco .4
Lee Wilkie .23
Barry Smith .2
Javier Artero .18
Gavin Rae .8
Beto Carranza .5
Alessandro Romano .21
Juan Sara .9
Steven Milne .15

34. Craig Devlin
20. Ross Forsyth
33. Martin Maher
18. Keigan Parker
27. Peter MacDonald
Jamie Langfield .1
Massimo Beghetto .30
Beto Garrido .14
Mark Robertson .11
Khaled Kemas .28

Keigan Parker for John Paul McBride (46)
Martin Maher for Manny Panther (84)
Ross Forsyth for Darren Dods (90)
Beto Garrido for Alessandro Romano (46)
Khaled Kemas for Juan Sara (63)
Mark Robertson for Beto Carranza (83)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)
Graeme Allison & Gordon Middleton (Assistants)
Craig Thomson (Fourth Official)

Match Report

Steven Milne's 79th- minute goal set Dundee manager Ivano Bonetti up perfectly for his first three-in-a-row sequence.

After last weekend's win over Kilmarnock, they now need to defeat neighbours Dundee United at Dens next week to complete the treble.

And if they play in the same in-and-out way as they did in this derby, the chances are it won't be quite enough.

In fairness, it was difficult to judge Dundee on a day when nothing was at stake, but Saints were a better- looking team, considering their sparse incentive.

However, what they lacked was the flair and, sometimes, genius that little Beto Carranza offers Dundee, and they rarely looked like scoring.

With 1 cap for Argentina, there's no doubting Carranza's credentials, but, with industry and consistency added, he could be one of the SPL's big stars.

Lee Wilkie's height and physical presence in and around the box and Barry Smith's ability to read the danger offered St Johnstone few real scoring chances.

Dundee should have had a penalty in 12 minutes when Juan Sara was clearly held back by Darren Dods, but referee Rowbotham failed to give the award after allowing the advantage.

Graeme Jones cut inside Smith and his rising left-foot drive was going in until Julian Speroni got acrobatic finger to the ball. an

Match-winner Milne saw a similar effort at the other end dealt with just as confidently by Kevin Cuthbert in the Saints goal with three minutes of the first half left.

Eleven minutes remained when Carranza's low corner from the right was drilled in by Beto Garrido and Milne applied the final touch from four yards to present Dundee with rather a fortunate victory.

However, they almost conceded in the final minute when Paul Hartley's cross from the right was met on the run by Grant Murray 12 yards out, but his powerful header shaved the outside of Speroni's left-hand post.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at April 13th, 2002)

2001-02 All Time
Julian Speroni (GK)22 18 - 18 -
Barry Smith28 43 - 2641
Lee Wilkie21 7 - 451
Marcello Marrocco32 13 - 42 -
David Mackay20 161161
Alessandro Romano32 26 - 45 -
Beto Carranza29 281544
Gavin Rae24 39618118
Javier Artero26 25 - 744
Juan Sara25 33136930
Steven Milne21 3466010
Beto Garrido (sub) - 22 - 32 -
Mark Robertson (sub)24 22 - 27 -
Khaled Kemas (sub) - 141141

League Table (as at April 13th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.