Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dundee 0 Morton 1, Dens Park, First Division, 26/December/11

Dundee's home form continued in what was a poor result for the club. With Falkirk playing Ross County it was a chance to gain some ground on them at the top of the league. Team wise Chisholm came into replace O'Donnell and Riley came back into the side. 

Dundee started okay but had no clear cut chances Hyde had a lob from 25 yards saved on the line but it was the visitors who scored on 20 minutes good fast wing play from Campbell and his cross was met by Jackson who just beat Douglas to score from six yards.  Dundee tried to come back but the ball would not fall and conditions were difficult with a swirling wind. 

Second half and just two minutes in Dundee got the chance to level when Irvine was chopped down in the box, but Lockwood had his penalty saved by the Ton keeper it was a good height for Cervi. Dundee kept at it and were unlucky a few time with Hyde coming close. Manager Barry Smith send  Calum Elliot on to boost the strikers with Milne going off. 

But the vital goal would not come with Hyde and Chisholm unlucky with good efforts. Morton have won twice at Dens this season they played well enough today to merit it, but we need to pick up our home form if we have any chance of winning the league.

Dundee; Douglas, Irvine, McGregor, Weston (McKeown 83), Lockwood, Riley, Chisholm (Bayne 86), Rae, Conroy, Hyde, Milne (Elliot 59). Unused Subs; Gibson, McCluskey.

Att; 5,862

Ref; J. Beaton.