Sunday, October 02, 2011

Queen of the South 0 Dundee 0, Palmerstone Park, Division One, 01/October/11

Dundee started with the same line up that faced Hamilton last week, so no starting place for young striker Leighton McIntosh. Fellow striker Graham Bayne was also on the bench.

In what was a slow start by both sides in the goal mouth action was restricted to shots from the edge of the box. Dundee's best effort was a Nicky Riley shot which the keeper turned round the post. Most of what Rab Douglas had to deal with was cross balls and the odd long range effort. That was the tale of the first half with at least the chips and curry sauce went down a treat.

Second half and much the same vein with both sides struggling to break each other down and find that clear cut chance. Manager Barry Smith did make changes with Jamie McCluskey and Ross Chisholm being replaced by Graham Bayne and Ryan Conroy. Later on Leighton Mcintosh came on for Savo Milne. They did force a couple of  corners near the end, one on which Conroy was unlucky with a shot what looked like the keeper saved but the Referee disagreed.

So 0-0 it ended with a point enough to move us from the bottom of the table. We need a free scoring striker and a big central midfielder easy saying.... not so easy getting them in.

Dundee: Douglas, Irvine, McKeown, McGregor, Lockwood, Benedictis, O'Donnell, Chisholm (Conroy 63), Riley, Milne (Mcintosh 86), McCluskey (Bayne 63). Subs Not Used: Gibson, Weston.

Att: 1,649

Ref: Mike Tumilty