Dundee 4 - 2 Falkirk

Saturday 26th November 2011
G Rae (8)
J Hyde (11, 67)
S Milne (85)
[OG] R Weston (35)
J Fulton (74)

All the fours for Dundee

Dundee grabbed their fourth win on the bounce with and closed the gap on second-placed Falkirk with a 4-2 win.

Nicholas Riley produced a perfect cross from the right after eight minutes to tee up Gavin Rae for a simple headed finish, before Jake Hyde reacted quickest to Steven Milne's header hitting the bar to double the lead three minutes later.

Falkirk were gifted a way back into the game when Rhys Weston turned into his own goal from Kallum Higginbotham's cross.

Dundee restored their two-goal advantage after the break, though, Hyde poking home from six yards soon after Milne had struck the woodwork again with a long-range effort.

Jay Fulton gave Falkirk hope once more when a rasping drive found the bottom corner after 74 minutes before Milne grabbed the goal he deserved late on with a tidy strike that sealed Dundee's victory.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance4,507
VenueDens Park Stadium
Kick Off
Dundee 0 - 0 Falkirk
1:14
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
1:53
Clearance by Gary Irvine
1:56
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
2:21
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
7:42
Cross from Nicky Riley
7:47
Shot taken by Gavin Rae from the right penalty area
7:47
Dundee 1 - 0 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Gavin Rae from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
8:19
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
8:37
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
10:27
Cross from Nicky Riley
10:31
Shot taken by Steven Milne from the centre penalty area
10:54
Dundee 2 - 0 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Jake Hyde from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
12:36
Clearance by Gary Irvine
18:30
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
18:53
Clearance by Steven Milne
19:24
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
19:55
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
20:18
Clearance by Ryan Conroy
20:21
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot
21:17
Block taken by Gavin Rae
21:40
Hand Ball taken by Ryan Conroy
21:43
Free Kick taken by Kieran Duffie from the right wing
22:07
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
25:54
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
34:38
Cross from Kallum Higginbotham
34:54
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
OWN GOAL scored by Rhys Weston to the bottom left of the goal.
37:41
Foul on Kallum Higginbotham
37:48
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
38:20
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
38:28
Save made by Rab Douglas
39:19
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
39:45
Clearance by Mark Millar
40:49
Shot taken by Nicky Riley using his left foot
42:30
Foul on Ryan Conroy
42:38
Free Kick taken by Matthew Lockwood from the left wing
43:31
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
Half Time
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
45:01
Substitution for Falkirk: Blair Alston on for Ryan Millar
Second Half Started
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
45:10
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
45:59
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
56:53
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
58:34
Foul on Rhys Weston
58:39
Free Kick taken by Rhys Weston
60:41
Shot taken by Steven Milne using his left foot
62:18
Substitution for Falkirk: Rhys Bennett on for Stephen Kingsley
65:12
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
65:33
Clearance by Darren Dods
66:08
Shot taken by Jake Hyde with his right foot from the left six yard line
66:08
Dundee 3 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Jake Hyde with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
68:41
Substitution for Dundee: Calum Elliot on for Jake Hyde
70:33
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
70:55
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
72:08
Foul on Calum Elliot
72:19
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy from the right wing
73:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
73:23
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
73:43
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
73:53
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot
73:53
Dundee 3 - 2 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Jay Fulton with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
76:35
Offside flag raised against Steven Milne
76:36
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
79:08
Shot taken by Gary Irvine with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:20
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline
79:36
Clearance by Farid El Alagui
80:24
Save made by Michael McGovern
81:26
Shot taken by Gavin Rae with his right foot from the left penalty area
81:41
Save made by Michael McGovern
82:54
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
84:54
Shot taken by Steven Milne with his right foot from the right penalty area
84:54
Dundee 4 - 2 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Steven Milne with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
87:09
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
90:00+0:40
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
90:00+1:38
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
Full Time
Dundee 4 - 2 Falkirk

Dundee

vs

Falkirk

4
Goals
2
4
Assists
0
8
Shots
3
5
On Target
3
3
Off Target
0
2
Crosses
1
5
Corners
7
23
Throw Ins
15
1
Saves
2
7
Clearances
3
6
Goal Kicks
5
1
Blocks
0
3
Free Kicks
3
1
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Matthew Lockwood
04.Neil McGregor
05.Rhys Weston
06.Nicky Riley
07.Stephen O'Donnell
08.Ryan Conroy
09.Gavin Rae
10.Steven Milne
11.Jake Hyde 69+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Craig McKeown
14.Ross Chisholm
15.James McCluskey
16.Calum Elliot 69+0' Tactical

Falkirk

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Darren Dods
04.Stephen Kingsley 63+0' Tactical
05.Murray Wallace
06.Jay Fulton
07.Mark Millar
08.Ryan Millar 45+0' Tactical
09.Stewart Murdoch
10.Stewart Murdoch
11.Kallum Higginbotham

Substitutes

12.Farid El Alagui
13.Graham Bowman
14.Rhys Bennett 63+0' Tactical
15.Kristopher Faulds
16.Blair Alston 45+0' Tactical
17.Ally Graham

Hyde returns for Dundee

Dundee welcome back striker Jake Hyde for the visit of Falkirk.

Hyde had been sidelined due to a head injury but is available for manager Barry Smith alongside fellow frontman Graham Bayne, who has recovered from an ankle injury.

The Dark Blues, who are enjoying their best run of results this season with four wins in their last five games, are fully-fit for the tie and Smith is looking for his men to secure a first win in three attempts over the Bairns this term.

He said: "They have beaten us twice but both the games have been incredibly tight. We have dominated parts of both meetings and we have to look to do the same but get the win this time.

"Beating the side in second place would be great for our confidence."

Falkirk midfielder Craig Sibbald continues to be absent, while defender Thomas Scobbie faces a fitness test ahead of kick-off.

The Bairns have been licking their wounds for an extra week following their 3-1 defeat at leaders Ross County a fortnight ago. Falkirk technical director Alex Smith said: "We had been looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible and not having a game due to the Scottish Cup was frustrating.

"This is a similar game to the County one, as we are away from home against a side bang in form, so it will be tough."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 14 13 31
2 Falkirk 14 1 22
3 Up Dundee 14 1 20
4 Down Livingston 14 1 19
5 Morton 14 -6 19
6 Down Hamilton Accies 14 4 18
7 Partick Thistle 13 5 16
8 Up Raith Rovers 14 -3 15
9 Down Ayr United 13 -11 15
10 Queen of South 14 -5 13

Updated 26/11/2011 at 17:10

 

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