Dundee 3 - 1 Falkirk

Saturday 7th April 2012
S O'Donnell (11)
R Conroy (pen 36)
S Milne (57)
M Millar (24)

O'Donnell drives the Dee to victory

A Stephen O'Donnell thunderbolt put Dundee on course for a 3-1 win over Falkirk.

Dundee took the lead after 10 minutes thanks to O'Donnell, who fired an unstoppable 25-yard drive into the top-left corner of the net.

Falkirk equalised 15 minutes later with a similarly brilliant strike, Mark Millar firing in from 30 yards.

The Dee went back ahead from the spot 10 minutes before the break after Darren Dods handled in the box. Ryan Conroy made no mistake with the penalty, placing it into the bottom-left corner.

Falkirk almost equalised through top scorer Farid El Alagui but Robert Douglas parried his header, and Dundee went further ahead just before the hour thanks to Steven Milne's clinical finish after good work from Leighton Mcintosh.

OfficialCraig Thomson
Attendance3,896
VenueDens Park Stadium
Kick Off
Dundee 0 - 0 Falkirk
5:06
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
5:36
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui from the centre penalty area
6:08
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
8:37
Shot taken by Craig Sibbald with his right foot
8:51
Save made by Rab Douglas
9:10
Foul on Kristopher Faulds
9:19
Free Kick taken by Kieran Duffie
9:33
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
10:56
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
10:56
Dundee 1 - 0 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
14:56
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
15:03
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
18:27
Hand Ball taken by Gary Irvine
18:31
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
18:43
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
18:51
Clearance by Gary Irvine
18:55
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the left byline
19:35
Save made by Rab Douglas
23:17
Shot taken by Mark Millar with his right foot
23:17
Dundee 1 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Mark Millar with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
25:05
Offside flag raised against Kristopher Faulds
25:07
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
26:21
Foul on Jay Fulton
26:26
Free Kick taken by Kieran Duffie
27:28
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
27:53
Save made by Michael McGovern
29:06
Offside flag raised against Stephen O'Donnell
29:08
Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern
31:25
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot
31:41
Save made by Michael McGovern
34:48
Hand Ball taken by Darren Dods
34:55
BOOKING: Darren Dods of Falkirk given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:10
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Ryan Conroy and scored using his left foot to the bottom left
35:10
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
37:34
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
38:22
Foul on David Weatherston
38:31
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
39:09
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
41:33
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
42:13
Foul on Farid El Alagui
42:29
BOOKING: Matthew Lockwood of Dundee given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:41
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar
42:48
Cross from Mark Millar
42:50
Clearance by Matthew Lockwood
44:01
Foul on Stephen Kingsley
44:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Millar from the left wing
44:20
Cross from Mark Millar
44:24
Save made by Rab Douglas
Half Time
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
Second Half Started
Dundee 2 - 1 Falkirk
46:46
Foul on Kevin McBride
46:52
Free Kick taken by Ryan Conroy
47:40
Shot taken by Ryan Conroy with his right foot
50:20
Offside flag raised against David Weatherston
50:22
Free Kick taken by Rab Douglas
52:45
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline
53:07
Shot taken by Farid El Alagui from the centre penalty area
53:23
Save made by Rab Douglas
54:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
56:26
Shot taken by Steven Milne with his right foot from the right penalty area
56:26
Dundee 3 - 1 Falkirk
GOAL scored by Steven Milne with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
60:24
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
60:26
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
61:06
Corner taken by Ryan Conroy using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
64:01
Cross from Steven Milne
67:08
Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
67:50
Offside flag raised against Farid El Alagui
67:52
Free Kick taken by Craig McKeown
69:00
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot from the left byline
69:11
Substitution for Dundee: Mark Fotheringham on for James McCluskey
69:53
Save made by Michael McGovern
80:42
Substitution for Dundee: Jake Hyde on for Leighton McIntosh
85:47
Corner taken by Mark Millar with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
86:21
Goal Kick taken by Rab Douglas
87:04
Shot taken by Jay Fulton with his right foot
87:48
Shot taken by Stephen O'Donnell with his right foot
87:58
Save made by Michael McGovern
89:31
Substitution for Dundee: Ross Chisholm on for Steven Milne
Full Time
Dundee 3 - 1 Falkirk

Dundee

vs

Falkirk

3
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
5
Shots
6
4
On Target
4
1
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
2
3
Corners
4
14
Throw Ins
19
4
Saves
4
2
Clearances
0
4
Goal Kicks
4
6
Free Kicks
7
1
Offside
5
1
Penalties
0
1
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Dundee

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Rab Douglas
02.Gary Irvine
03.Matthew Lockwood (43+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Craig McKeown
05.Kyle Benedictus
06.James McCluskey 70+0' Tactical
07.Kevin McBride
08.Stephen O'Donnell
09.Ryan Conroy
10.Leighton McIntosh 81+0' Tactical
11.Steven Milne 90+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.John Gibson
13.Rhys Weston
14.Mark Fotheringham 70+0' Tactical
15.Ross Chisholm 90+0' Tactical
16.Jake Hyde 81+0' Tactical

Falkirk

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Kieran Duffie
03.Stephen Kingsley
04.Darren Dods (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Murray Wallace
06.Jay Fulton
07.Kristopher Faulds
08.Mark Millar
09.Craig Sibbald
10.Farid El Alagui
11.David Weatherston

Substitutes

12.Graham Bowman
13.Rhys Bennett
14.Liam Dick
15.Blair Alston
16.Jordan White

McGregor missing for Dark Blues

Dundee will be without defender Neil McGregor (calf strain) when they entertain Ramsdens Cup winners Falkirk at Dens Park.

Winger Nicky Riley is available after back and groin injuries, but a lack of recent match action may count against him being included.

Dark Blues boss Barry Smith is looking for his men to put in a top performance to ensure Ross County's pursuit of the First Division title is extended.

Smith said: "The last time Falkirk were here we won 4-2 in a cracking match and it would be good to replicate that, although I would want our defence to be a bit tighter.

"We want to finish the season on a high by winning as many games as we can, starting with the Falkirk one."

Falkirk will be without midfielder Stewart Murdoch (broken foot) as they travel looking for the win that would pull them to within a point of their second-placed hosts.

The Bairns head into the game on the back of a 1-0 Ramsdens Cup Final success over Hamilton and manager Steven Pressley said: "By winning a trophy last Sunday our squad have shown they are winners and they can relax and really enjoy their football between now and the end of the season.

"Our games with Dundee are usually exciting affairs and I don't see any reason why this one shouldn't be as well.

"Both clubs will want to finish the season as high up the table as possible."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Ross County 31 29 66
2 Dundee 31 16 51
3 Falkirk 31 2 44
4 Hamilton Accies 31 4 42
5 Up Partick Thistle 31 9 41
6 Down Livingston 31 -3 41
7 Morton 31 -13 37
8 Up Raith Rovers 31 -5 34
9 Down Ayr United 31 -21 32
10 Queen of South 31 -18 30

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:00

 
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