Hamilton Academical 1
Dundee 1
League (First Division)


Hamilton 

1 - 1

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
New Douglas Park
Attendance: 2,091
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Brian Carrigan (67) Simon Lynch (36)

Team Managers
Brian Reid Gerry Britton
Gordon Wallace

Starting Eleven
1. David McEwan
2. John Robertson
3. Steven Thomson
4. Sand Hodge
5. Mark McLaughlin
6. Brian Carrigan
7. Alex Neil
8. Marvyn Wilson
9. Brown Ferguson
10. Scott Tunbridge
11. Paul McLeod
Kelvin Jack .1
Tom Hutchinson .2
Bobby Mann .3
Adrian Madaschi .4
Iain Anderson .5
Barry Smith .6
Scott Robertson .7
Garry Brady .8
Steven Robb .9
Simon Lynch .10
Gerry Britton .11

Bench
12. Tony Stevenson
14. Raymond Jellema
15. Derek Anderson
16. Andy Sim
17. James McArthur
Scott Murray .12
Paul Dixon .14
Joel Kitamirike .15
Andy Ferguson .16
Jacinto Elá Eyene Elá Eyene .17

Substitutions
Derek Anderson for Paul McLeod (41)
Andy Sim for Derek Anderson (72)
James McArthur for Brown Ferguson (86)
Andy Ferguson for Gerry Britton (76)
Jacinto Elá Eyene Elá Eyene for Scott Robertson (86)

Cautions
Marvyn Wilson (80) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Calum Murray (Referee)




Match Report


Simon Lynch's continued his incredible scoring run at New Douglas Park, but it wasn't enough to eam three points with Brian Carrigan scoring a deserved second half equaliser for Hamilton. Both goals were of top quality, but the rest of the match wasn't great entertainment with clear-cut chances few and far between. Tam McManus missed out through injury with caretaker player manager Gerry Britton taking his starting place, Scott Robertson returned to the starting line-up.

Hamilton started well and pushed Dundee back, but rarely troubled Kelvin Jack who was only called into serious action once, coming off his line quickly and getting down bravely to deny Paul McLeod as the striker broke clear. Apart from that, it was off target efforts at both ends until Steven Robb provided a rare moment of skill and cheek to brighten up the game and provide Lynch with the opener in 36 minutes. The winger received the ball on the halfway line and buzzed past three defenders, nutmegging two of them, to take him deep into the Accies penalty area, and he finished it by cutting back a pass for Lynch to arrive and net in his by now familiar composed manner.

The goal had come very much against the run of play, but The Dee came close again minutes later, Tom Hutchinson initially got on the end of Garry Brady's free kick, but could only head the ball up into the air. Bobby Mann read it best and looped a header over home custodian Dave McEwan and onto Lynch's head. The Accies' goalie sports a fetching 'No Fear' tattoo across the back of his neck and he was certainly alert in getting back to clutch the ball on the goal line from Lynch's weak header. The remainder of the first half and the opening stages of the second saw Dundee very comfortably on top and pressing for a second. Robb was giving the right side of the home defence a torrid time, but his delivery didn't match the quality of his runs.

Being on top so much should have seen more pressure put on the home side but, despite a succession of corners, that never happened. and Dundee were punished with an equaliser out of the blue midway through the second half.

Alex Neil won the ball wide on the left and fed Brian Carrigan, who was allowed far too much space as he picked the ball up 25 yards out, allowing him time to take a touch before picking his spot with a lovely curling drive into the postage stamp corner.

Like the opener, this goal came against the run of play, and it again changed the direction of the match with Hamilton dominating the closing stages, but again without any real goal threat.

The home side looked a solid and well-organised unit throughout and they will undoubtedly have an advantage with the New Douglas Park artificial surface over the course of the season. That pitch is a million times better than the much criticised and now departed one at East End Park where Dundee were slaughtered twice last season, but it's still different from grass.

Dundee though should be better than this, but didn't dominate as they should have given the talent available at the club, and that's been the case in both away league matches this season, and, hopefully, the arrival of Alan Kernaghan will quickly bring an end to a run of year without an away win.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at August 27th, 2005)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Kelvin Jack (GK) - 6 - 8 -
Tom Hutchinson23 5 - 361
Adrian Madaschi - 6 - 6 -
Bobby Mann31 62382
Barry Smith31 6 - 3944
Iain Anderson28 6218125
Garry Brady28 6 - 1112
Steven Robb23 6 - 704
Scott Robertson20 5 - 15 -
Gerry Britton - 3 - 8924
Simon Lynch23 6666
Andy Ferguson (sub) - 4 - 4 -
Jacinto Elá Eyene Elá Eyene (sub) - 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at August 27th, 2005)


No league table has been added for this season.