Raith Rovers 1
Dundee 2
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Raith Rovers 

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Dundee


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Monday, July 17th, 2000
Stark Park
Attendance: 1,407
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Alex Burns (23) Fabian Caballero (75)
Juan Sara (78)

Team Managers
Unknown. Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
Guido Van De Kamp
Greg McCulloch
Sacha Opinel
Kevin Gaughan
Paul Browne
Jean-Phillipe Javary
Andy Clark
Steven Tosh
Paul Tosh
Alex Burns
Jay Stein
Jamie Langfield .3
Marco De Marchi .5
Barry Smith .2
Marcello Marrocco .4
Steven Tweed .6
Ivano Bonetti .8
Javier Artero .18
Patrizio Billio .19
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Willie Falconer .11
Fabian Caballero .7

Bench
Steven Hamilton
Kevin Nicol
Gerry Creaney
Steve Hampshire
Steven Boyack
Gavin Rae .14
Shaun McSkimming .12
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

Substitutions
Kevin Nicol for Jean-Phillipe Javary (32)
Steven Hamilton for Sacha Opinel (59)
Gerry Creaney for Steven Tosh (59)
Steven Hampshire for Paul Tosh (61)
Juan Sara for Willie Falconer (46)
Steven Boyack for Javier Artero (61)
Shaun McSkimming for Patrizio Billio (66)
Gavin Rae for Giorgi Nemsadze (79)
Steven Milne for Fabian Caballero (79)

Cautions
Jean-Phillipe Javary (29) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials



Match Report


A robust friendly saw Dundee work hard for their win against a Raith side who were stubborn in defence and swift to exploit any chance.

The visitors, courtesy of their Latin contingent, laid siege to the Raith end in the opening moments.

The woodwork was struck twice in the first 20 minutes but Dundee failed to find any solid chances to convert.

A suspect Dundee defence was then punished in the 23rd minute.

Paul Tosh pushed deep into the Dundee half, crossed from mere inches inside the touchline to an awaiting Alex Burns who crisply executed a simple goal.

Raith's Javary was yellow carded for a foul against Nemsadze in the 29th and the Stark's Park Frenchman was substituted for Kevin Nicoll four minutes later.

There was a flurry of substitutions early in the second half, one of which saw Boyack join the Dundee ranks.

The visitors noticeably stepped up a gear and in a short time, due to Boyack, the game was blown wide open.

Argentinian Caballero converted a Boyack cross in the 75th minute to level the score and Sara made it two three minutes later, again with Boyack playing a crucial role

An 800-strong Dundee travelling support who had looked glum early on, went home with much more to cheer about.

Raith Rovers lone trumpeter, who blew his horn to inspire the home side was heard no more.

Match report written by The Courier



Squad Statistics (as at July 17th, 2000)


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League Table (as at July 17th, 2000)


No league table has been added for this season.