Falkirk 1
Dundee 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)


Falkirk 

1 - 1

Dundee


Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2003
Brockville Park
Attendance: 7,403
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Owen Coyle (57) Nacho Novo (66)

Team Managers
Owen Coyle/John Hughes Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Ferguson
2. John Henry
3. Jamie McQuilken
4. Scott MacKenzie
5. John Hughes
6. David Nicholls
7. Mark Kerr
8. Lee Miller
9. Owen Coyle
10. Craig McPherson
11. Colin Samuel
Julian Speroni .12
Jonay Hernández .16
Zurab Khizanishvili .13
David Mackay .3
Barry Smith .2
Lee Wilkie .6
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Gavin Rae .8
Fabian Caballero .7
Steve Lovell .25
Nacho Novo .17

Bench
12. Stuart Taylor
14. Andrews Rodgers
15. Brian Reid
16. Ian McSween
17. Darren Hil
Jamie Langfield .1
Lee Mair .19
Garry Brady .26
Mark Burchill .18
Steven Milne .15

Substitutions
Stuart Taylor for Colin Samuel (79)
Brian Reid for Jamie McQuilken (80)
Andrews Rodgers for Owen Coyle (86)
Steven Milne for Steve Lovell (83)
Mark Burchill for Nacho Novo (89)

Cautions
John Hughes (71)
David Nicholls (85)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)
Martin Doran & Willie Dishington (Assistants)



Match Report


Dundee fans had the privilege of being the last visiting support to sample the Brockville terraces for a cup-tie, and Nacho Novo's equaliser gave them an opportunity to rediscover that slabs of crumbling concrete are the best surface for dancing. It was a strike from the Spaniard that took the unbeaten run to double figures and made sure that Dundee would feature in a semi final draw for the first time since 1998.

There was a certain amount of trepidation amongst the travelling Dees as they arrived at the ground where Hearts had been humbled and not least because of the performance of Trinidad and Tobago international Colin Samuel, but their fears were unfounded as Wilkie and Khizanishvili turned the big striker into a paper tiger on the day. From large amounts of first half possession Falkirk created little that was remotely likely to trouble Julian Speroni.

Dundee, on the other hand, without getting into anything like top gear in that half carved a glaring opportunity which Steve Lovell missed to howls of anguish from the 2,200 travelling support and came close on another occasion.

The Bairns did begin to look a little more dangerous after the break and with Dundee making their by now customary slow start to the second half it was by no means a big surprise when the home side took the lead in 57 minutes.

Jamie McQuilken sent in a free kick from the left and although it ran away from goal towards the right wing it found Miller in acres of space, and Owen Coyle turned his low cross home.

Dundee instantly upped the pace and began to chase the game with Caballero, Novo and Nemsadze beginning to impose their talent. Steve Lovell had another opportunity soon after the opener but the ball got caught up between

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at March 22nd, 2003)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Julian Speroni (GK)23 36 - 57 -
Jonay Hernández24 271271
Zurab Khizanishvili21 19 - 45 -
David Mackay21 351532
Barry Smith29 34 - 3011
Lee Wilkie22 332813
Giorgi Nemsadze30 231754
Gavin Rae25 34521823
Fabian Caballero25 3469022
Steve Lovell22 27112711
Nacho Novo23 349349
Mark Burchill (sub)22 6 - 6 -
Steven Milne (sub)22 2458616






League Table (as at March 22nd, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.