0 - 0
0 - 0
21. Ian Lawlor
6. Jordan McGhee
5. Ryan Sweeney
3. Jordan Marshall
2. Cammy Kerr
26. Charlie Adam
10. Paul McGowan
24. Max Anderson
9. Danny Mullen
18. Paul McMullan
77. Niall McGinn
Maciej D?browski .21
Josh Doig .3
Ryan Porteous .5
Lewis Stevenson .16
Rocky Bushiri .33
Drey Wright .8
Jake Doyle-Hayes .22
Chris Cadden .27
Josh Campbell .32
Ewan Henderson .80
Christian Doidge .9
30. Harrison Sharp
14. Lee Ashcroft
35. Zeno Ibsen Rossi
22. Vontae Daley-Campbell
4. Liam Fontaine
15. Josh Mulligan
8. Shaun Byrne
11. Declan McDaid
12. Jay Chapman
Sylvester Jasper .20
Runar Hauge .30
Elias Melkersen .34
David Mitchell .31
Darren McGregor .24
Allan Delferriere .36
Oscar MacIntyre .49
Scott Allan .23
Jacob Blaney .46
Shaun Byrne for Charlie Adam (65)
Lee Ashcroft for Jordan Marshall (80)
Vontae Daley-Campbell for Niall McGinn (81)
Sylvester Jasper for Ewan Henderson (61)
Elias Hoff Melkersen for Christian Doidge (77)
Runar Hauge for Drey White (77)
Max Anderson (31)
Jordan McGhee (88)
Josh Campbell (42)
Runar Hauge (82)
Jake Doyle-Hayes (91)
|None.||Rocky Bushiri (58)|
David Munro (Referee)
Dundee had to be content with a point tonight from a 0-0 draw at the Kilmac Stadium against Hibs. In a game with little penalty box action and few chances the Dark Blues had a slight edge, especially after Hibs’ Rocky Bushiri was sent off early in the second half. Dundee couldn’t make the visitors pay and Hibs dug in to earn a draw that was fair to both sides.
Dundee made no fewer than five changes from Saturday’s defeat. Jordan Marshall, Charlie Adam, Paul McMullen, Paul McGowan and Niall McGinn started. The five players who dropped out were Vontae Daley-Campbell, Zeno Ibsen Rossi, Josh Mulligan and Shaun Byrne who shifted onto the bench and Zak Rudden who was unavailable for Covid related reasons, as were Luke McCowan and Christie Elliot.
The game got off to a sluggish start on a sodden and heavy pitch and that set the pattern for the rest of the first half.
Both sides occasionally started nice moves through the midfield but the final balls never troubled the defences. Neither goalkeeper was faced with anything remotely challenging.
The nearest the Dee came to a first half goal was after eight minutes. The Hibs defence missed Niall McGinn’s corner, allowing the ball to bounce just beyond the far post, but Jordan McGhee couldn’t control his half volley and sent his effort several feet over the crossbar.
Hibs, at least, did force Ian Lawlor into making a couple of saves, but these were on the easy side of routine. Ryan Porteous’s header from a corner lacked power and was straight at the keeper, as was Drey Wright’s shot from 18 yards.
Dundee had a flurry of promising attacking in the last few minutes of the half, but significantly none of it brought Hibs’ keeper Kevin Dabrowski into the game.
The second half threatened to maintain the dreary pattern of the first, but after 10 minutes the game sparked into life. Charlie Adam shaved the goalpost’s paintwork with a low shot from 18 yards after some lovely close control to give himself space. A minute later Chris Cadden had the sniff of a half chance for Hibs when he broke through the middle, but he shot early and dragged his 20 yard effort wide.
The game swung Dundee’s way on 58 minutes when Rocky Bushiri was red carded. The Hibs defender took exception to Paul McGowan holding his arm and gave the Dee midfielder’s face the back of his hand – in full view of referee David Munro.
Unfortunately Dundee lost Charlie Adam almost immediately through injury. Shaun Byrne replaced him.
The Dark Blues did most of the attacking for the remainder of the match, but the final cross or pass was always a disappointment. None of the attacks set up a goalscoring chance.
Hibs did have a half chance from a corner, but Josh Doig’s shot was weak and easy for Lawlor. Substitute Sylvester Jasper tried to beat the Dee keeper with an angled shot from the left, but Lawlor took it comfortably at his near post.
After 80 minutes Dundee withdrew Niall McGinn and Jordan Marshall, sending on Vontae Daley-Campbell and Lee Ashcroft, who was making a very welcome return from injury. Jordan McGhee moved forward into an attacking midfield role. However, Hibs held onto their point without too much trouble.
This was a game in which the defences were always on top. After Saturday’s defeat against Livingston that is something to take comfort from. The Dee defence badly needed their clean sheet and certainly deserved it. The rest of the team worked hard and kept their shape well, but the Dee could not find the spark they needed to break through.
Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee Website
|Ian Lawlor (GK)||27||6||-||6||-|
|Vontae Daley-Campbell (sub)||-||5||-||5||-|
|Lee Ashcroft (sub)||28||20||2||53||9|
|Shaun Byrne (sub)||28||21||-||82||-|