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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Dens Park Stadium
  • Attendance:5,862
  • Jackson (21)

Live Commentary


Derek Young is brought on as a substitute for Michael Tidser.


Ryan Conroy takes the inswinging corner, David O'Brien makes a clearance.


Ross Chisholm takes a shot. Ross Chisholm goes off and Graham Bayne comes on. Save made by Robert Douglas.


The official flags Peter MacDonald offside. Craig McKeown takes the free kick.


Calum Elliot is shown a yellow card.


Craig McKeown replaces Rhys Weston.


Rhys Weston fouled by Peter MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Peter MacDonald. Ryan Conroy has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Tidser, Rhys Weston manages to make a clearance.


Fouad Bachirou fouled by Rhys Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Darren McGeouch.


Andrew Jackson leaves the field to be replaced by Peter MacDonald.


Rhys Weston goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy, Nicholas Riley is given a yellow card. Save made by Dominic Cervi.


Unfair challenge on Fouad Bachirou by Ross Chisholm results in a free kick. Marc Smyth takes the free kick.


Ross Chisholm shown a yellow card.


Calum Elliot joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Milne.


Peter Weatherson on for Archie Campbell.


Shot from long range by Jake Hyde misses to the right of the goal.


Matthew Lockwood takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy from the left by-line, Dominic Cervi makes a save.


Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Irvine by Thomas O'Ware. Caution for Thomas O'Ware. Penalty taken by Matthew Lockwood saved by Dominic Cervi. Dundee 0-1 Morton.


The ball is sent over by Ryan Conroy, clearance by Marc Smyth.


Foul by Steven Milne on Michael Tidser, free kick awarded. Marc Smyth restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Neil McGregor on Andrew Jackson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Marc Smyth.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Tidser, clearance made by Gavin Rae.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, save by Dominic Cervi.


Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy from the left by-line, Michael Tidser makes a clearance.


Nicholas Riley takes a shot. Save by Dominic Cervi.


Nicholas Riley fouled by Michael Tidser, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Irvine.


Darren McGeouch challenges Ryan Conroy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lockwood.


Shot from just outside the box by Darren McGeouch misses to the right of the target.


Goal scored by Andrew Jackson from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 0-1 Morton.Assist on the goal came from Archie Campbell.


Archie Campbell sends in a cross.


Corner taken by Ryan Conroy, Gavin Rae takes a shot. Save made by Dominic Cervi.


Inswinging corner taken by Darren McGeouch.


Thomas O'Ware challenges Nicholas Riley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Irvine.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Conroy, Andy Graham manages to make a clearance.


Archie Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicholas Riley. Gary Irvine restarts play with the free kick.


Jake Hyde takes a shot. Save made by Dominic Cervi.

Match Preview

O'Donnell blow for Dundee Dundee will be without midfielder Stephen O'Donnell for their home clash with Morton. The SFA have confirmed his ban for getting sent off at Ross County was to remain, despite a Dens Park appeal. Winger Nicky Riley returns to manager Barry Smith's squad after a suspension with everyone else fit and available for selection. Smith said: "It is obviously disappointing to be without Stephen but we will just need to get on with things. "It is always a difficult game against Morton and they won here the last time they visited and took the lead down at Cappielow the last time we played them. "There should be a big crowd backing us and it would be great if the players put on a grand performance for them." Morton will again be without defenders Stuart McCaffrey and Ross Forsyth as they travel looking for only their second league win in 10 games. Manager Allan Moore will return fit-again Michael Tidser and Fouad Bachirou to his starting XI while Darren McGeough has shaken off a knock to play. Moore said: "We are on a disappointing run of results and this would do be a great game to end that. "We won up at Dundee earlier in the season and we have big players back in Michael and Fouad so we are getting back to the side that did so well in the first quarter of the season. "I am convinced we are just a break of the ball away from getting a win."

Formation:442Manager: Barry Smith


Formation: 442Manager: Allan Moore


  • Robert Douglas
  • Gary Irvine
  • Matthew Lockwood
  • Neil McGregor
  • Rhys Weston
  • Nicholas Riley
  • Ross Chisholm
  • Gavin Rae
  • Ryan Conroy
  • Jake Hyde
  • Steven Milne
  • SUBS
  • John Gibson
  • Craig McKeown
  • Jamie McCluskey
  • Calum Elliot
  • Graham Bayne



Match Report

Jackson strike seals Morton win Andrew Jackson's strike was the difference as Morton claimed their first win in five league matches with a 1-0 victory over Dundee. Allan Moore's men claimed an identical result the last time these two sides met at Dens Park in August, although their Boxing Day triumph was largely helped by goalkeeper Dominic Cervi's penalty save from Matthew Lockwood. After Cervi kept out long-range efforts from both Jake Hyde and Gavin Rae, Jackson gave the Ton a 22nd-minute lead after tapping in from Archie Campbell's cross. Morton's defence were largely doing a superb job of repelling Dundee's attacks although the pressure eventually told as Thomas O'Ware fouled Gary Irvine in the area six minutes after the interval. Lockwood's placed penalty, however, was comfortably caught by Cervi and although Dundee continued to push forward, they failed to create any meaningful opportunities.

Form Guide

  • Dundee
  • VS
  • Morton

Last Meetings

  • Morton
  • 1 - 2
  • Dundee
  • 12/11/2011
  • Dundee
  • 0 - 1
  • Morton
  • 27/08/2011
  • Morton
  • 1 - 3
  • Dundee
  • 16/04/2011
  • Dundee
  • 1 - 1
  • Morton
  • 26/02/2011
  • Morton
  • 0 - 1
  • Dundee
  • 11/12/2010
  • Dundee
  • 2 - 1
  • Morton
  • 02/10/2010

Top Scorers


  • S Milne 7
  • J Hyde 4
  • G Rae 3
  • N Riley 3
  • R Conroy 2
  • R Weston 1
  • S O'Donnell 1
  • G Irvine 1
  • L Mcintosh 1


  • P MacDonald 5
  • A Jackson 4
  • D O'Brien 2
  • P Di Giacomo 1
  • P Weatherson 1
  • D McGeouch 1
  • M Tidser 1



    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 18
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins