Clyde 1
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


1 - 0


League (First Division)
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 1,176
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ivica Vrdoljak (66) None.

Team Managers
John Brown Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. David Hutton
2. Mark Brown
3. Chris Higgins
4. Alan Lithgow
5. Alan Lowing
6. Billy Gibson
7. Paul Emslie
8. Willie McLaren
9. Ricky Waddell
10. Pat Clarke
11. Dave McKay
Robert Douglas .1
Eric Paton .2
Gary Mackenzie .3
Craig McKeown .4
Eddie Malone .5
Andrew Shinnie .6
Paul McHale .7
Chris Pozniak .8
David O'Brien .9
Robert Davidson .10
Bryan Deasley .11

12. Peter Cherrie
14. Ruari MacLennan
15. Gary McSwegan
16. Scott Gemmill
17. Alan Trouten
Ludovic Roy .12
Jim Laughlan .14
David Cowan .15
Darren Young .16
Colin McMenamin .17

Scott Gemmill for Dave McKay (65)
Alan Trouten for Ivica Vrdoljak (77)
Colin McMenamin for Robert Davidson (72)
David Cowan for Eric Paton (78)
Darren Young for David O'Brien (83)

Alan Lithgow (59)
Scott Gemmill (67)
Scott Gemmill (68)
Mark Brown (84)
Andrew Shinnie (36)

Red Cards
Scott Gemmill (68) Darren Young (86)

Match Officials

Calum Murray (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee made three changes from the side who started against St. Johnstone last time out a fortnight previously, Mickael Antoine-Curier who got the goal that day missed out as he was away on international duty with Guadeloupe. He was replaced up front by Bob Davidson and Paul McHale and Andrew Shinnie also came into the starting line up.

Freddie Daquin and Darren Williams were the two men who dropped out and the introduction of Colin McMenamin and Darren Young to the bench meant those two didn't even make the squad.

The Dees had the first real attack of the match. MacKenzie cleared from a Clyde comer and sent Deasley on his way. The little striker played in Pozniak on the right of the box but he couldn't find a Dundee shirt with his cut back. Clyde had another couple of corners, one of which came when former Clyde man Craig McKeown made a mess of a clearance and knocked it behind.

It was from a set piece that the best chance of the first half came but it was the Clyde keeper David Hutton that had to make the save. Eric Paton whipped a free kick in from deep on the right and Gary MacKenzie arrived to side foot an effort straight at Hutton. from inside the six yard box.

Dundee kept up the pressure for a long spell and had another great chance to take the lead again from a Paton delivery. The Dundee right back did superbly to dispossess the Clyde full back and floated a ball across only for the incoming Chris Pozniak to head straight at Hutton who held again.

There was time for Dundee to come close again before the break. Right on half time Bryan Deasley got to the front post to turn the ball across goal and only just wide.

Right at the beginning of the second period Dundee were almost caught napping. Rab Douglas had to come rushing from his area to clear with Clyde top score Pat Clarke looking to get on the end of a long ball forward.

Five minutes into the half and Dundee were back on top and again had a massive chance to take the lead. Paton took a quick throw that found it's way to Pozniak who burst into the box on the right hand side. The Canadian midfielder again went for the cut back this time he found a Dundee man and Hutton was again alert to push away David O'Brien's effort.

Clyde then had a rare effort on goal. From a Willie McLaren corner Gibson knocked wide at the back post. Deasley then saw an effort flash wide of the goal and former Clyde man Paul McHale had a shot blocked. Clyde then introduced Scott Gemmill who had an eventful three minutes.

Gemmill played in McLaren who was Clyde's best player on day, McLaren ran at the Dundee defence before slotting the ball into the bottom corner and giving The Bully Wee the lead.

The substitute's afternoon then took a turn for the worst as he picked up two bookings and saw red after only being on the pitch for three minutes. Dundee threw on Colin McMenamin who made his retum from injury and the striker almost got Dundee right back into the match with one of his first touches.

Eddie Malone got wide left and crossed a perfect ball to the back post where the striker was arriving and Hutton again denied. Dundee. Eric Paton then went down after a trip and was replaced by David Cowan and Dundee made their last change bringing on Darren Young for his long awaited debut

Young's debut was short lived as for the second time in the match a substitute's afternoon ended with a sending off after only three minutes.

He was caught in possession by Paul Emslie and there could be no argument when he saw red for pulling him back.

Dundee tried to up the pressure for the last couple of minutes but two corners came to nothing and locky tasted defeat for the first time in his third spell in charge.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at December 13th, 2008)

2008-09 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)36 17 - 150 -
Gary Mackenzie23 11 - 721
Eddie Malone23 18 - 461
Eric Paton30 173173
Chris Pozniak27 171171
Craig McKeown23 12 - 12 -
Paul McHale27 121554
David O'Brien24 15 - 392
Andrew Shinnie19 2 - 2 -
Robert Davidson22 12 - 5911
Bryan Deasley20 121497
David Cowan (sub)26 9 - 23 -
Darren Young (sub)30 1 - 1 -
Colin McMenamin (sub)27 11 - 236

League Table (as at December 13th, 2008)

No league table has been added for this season.