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  • Date:15 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Dens Park Stadium
  • Attendance:5,176
  • Nish (19)
  • Higdon (74)
    Higdon (84)
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89:49

Foul by Keith Lasley on Martin Boyle, free kick awarded. Keith Lasley is given a yellow card. Nicky Law goes into the referee's book. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ryan Conroy.

89:15

Martin Boyle replaces Mark Kerr.

88:07

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, James McAlister makes a clearance.

86:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Ryan Conroy. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ryan Conroy.

84:22

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Michael Higdon finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dundee 1-2 Motherwell.Assist by Tom Hateley.

82:58

Unfair challenge on Chris Humphrey by Matthew Lockwood results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stevie Hammell, clearance made by Neil McGregor.

81:05

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Colin Nish misses to the left of the goal.

79:07

The official flags Colin Nish offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

78:15

John Baird leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Stewart.

77:16

Mark Kerr decides to take a short corner.

73:46

Henrik Ojamaa sends in a cross, Michael Higdon scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Dundee 1-1 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.

73:07

Kyle Benedictus comes on in place of Iain Davidson.

72:27

Omar Daley is brought on as a substitute for Adam Cummins.

71:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, save by Rab Douglas.

68:15

Stevie Hammell crosses the ball, save made by Rab Douglas.

65:39

Henrik Ojamaa replaces Jamie Murphy.

65:08

Shot by Colin Nish from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

63:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Kerr on Tom Hateley. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

61:42

Foul by Neil McGregor on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick.

59:53

The official flags Colin Nish offside. Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.

56:45

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Law, clearance made by Neil McGregor.

56:24

The ball is swung over by Nicky Law, Matthew Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

55:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Higdon on Iain Davidson. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

53:12

Chris Humphrey produces a cross, clearance made by Neil McGregor.

44:09

Michael Higdon produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box and hits the post.

42:24

Gary Irvine is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tom Hateley, save made by Rab Douglas.

41:32

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Rab Douglas.

39:38

Stevie Hammell fouled by James McAlister, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

38:49

James McAlister takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

37:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rab Douglas by Shaun Hutchinson. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

37:02

Corner taken by Tom Hateley played to the near post, Neil McGregor manages to make a clearance.

36:35

Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Colin Nish.

35:57

Ryan Conroy delivers the ball, Shaun Hutchinson manages to make a clearance.

33:46

Jamie Murphy is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

33:19

Unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Colin Nish results in a free kick. Adam Cummins restarts play with the free kick.

31:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Iain Davidson. Lewis Toshney crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

27:39

Unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Adam Cummins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lockwood.

24:26

Corner taken by Ryan Conroy, free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Toshney on Keith Lasley. Keith Lasley restarts play with the free kick.

19:26

John Baird produces a cross, Colin Nish scores a headed goal from inside the box. Dundee 1-0 Motherwell.Assist on the goal came from John Baird.

18:40

The official flags Shaun Hutchinson offside. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.

16:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Baird on Keith Lasley. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

14:34

Corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Shaun Hutchinson misses to the right of the goal.

12:01

Lewis Toshney takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

11:33

Ryan Conroy takes a outswinging corner.

10:47

Corner taken by Tom Hateley played to the near post, save made by Rab Douglas.

10:17

Effort on goal by Stevie Hammell from 20 yards. Neil McGregor gets a block in.

8:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Gary Irvine. Fraser Kerr takes the direct free kick.

8:05

Foul by Adam Cummins on James McAlister, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary Irvine.

7:12

Keith Lasley takes a shot. Gary Irvine gets a block in.

6:15

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Law, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.

5:59

Chris Humphrey produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Lockwood.

2:35

John Baird is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

Match Preview

Smith wants same again from Dundee Dundee boss Barry Smith has challenged his players to reproduce their Tynecastle spirit when they host Motherwell in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League match at Dens Park. The SPL new boys picked up their first league win of the season with a backs-to-the-wall performance away to Hearts before the international break to triumph 1-0. And Smith is calling for more of the same for the visit of the Steelmen, who went into the break top of the SPL. Smith said: "It's always nice to get your first league win of the season and now we have to look to try and build on that. "The boys have been in good form in training all week and that tells you the difference a victory can make. "It's still early days but we have to take encouragement from how we played at Hearts and try to do the same thing against Motherwell. "We showed great concentration, effort and application at Tynecastle which we'll need to do again for this game. "Not many people outwith ourselves expected us to get a win at Hearts and it will probably be the same against Motherwell. "But we have to believe in ourselves and try to take the game to them as much as possible." Smith is full of praise for Stuart McCall's side, who are unbeaten in the SPL this season. But he is adamant his side will not be overawed when they run out to welcome them at Dens Park. He said: "Motherwell are top of the league on merit which you can't take away from them. "They've shown what a good side they are so will come here full of confidence after a good win against Inverness in their previous match. "We're new to the SPL while Motherwell are an established side. "We respect them but that doesn't mean to say we'll sit back and let them have it all their own way. "We'll have our own game plan and with the supporters behind us as usual we'll attempt to give them problems." Dundee are still searching for their first home win of the new campaign. Motherwell's Tom Hateley turned 23 only this week but is feeling a growing sense of responsibility as one of the leaders of the team. Hateley is in his fourth season at Fir Park and recently missed his first game since joining as a teenager. His injury and other knocks before the international break paved the way for a new influx of young talent, with teenagers Adam Cummins, Steven Hetherington, Zaine Francis-Angol, Stuart Carswell and Fraser Kerr all featuring. Hateley believes the likes of himself and Jamie Murphy have more onus on them after Motherwell lost captain Stephen Craigan and central midfielder Steve Jennings in the summer. "Murph has played another season than me and I have played close to 150 games now for Motherwell," said Hateley. Motherwell are looking to maintain top spot in the Premier League at Dens Park on Saturday. "I'm just 23 and Murph is 23," Hateley said, and it's time for players like us to stand up and be counted. "With the likes of Jenno (Jennings) going, his experience in the middle of the park was massive. "We have got to the stage in our careers now where we can't say we are young lads and get away with the odd mistake. "We are experienced professional footballers and hopefully we have learned enough to do that job and stand up and be counted." Hateley feels integration off the park has been vital in the successful blooding of the young players on it. "As a young lad when I first started playing, it's nice to just feel part of the group," the former Reading trainee said. "I think that's a massive part of it, we have got a lot of young players and as long as you make them feel part of it and bring them into the banter, it's a massive part of developing your game and developing as a person. "They are all great lads and involved in the banter and I think that shows in their performances, no-one has come in and shied away from getting on the ball." Manager Stuart McCall has everyone except long-term absentee Steven Saunders available for Dens Park, with Shaun Hutchinson back after being sent off in consecutive games. "It's good going into the game with no injury concerns," Hateley said. "We have big Hutchy back from suspension, so hopefully if he can stay on the pitch, that will be nice."

Formation:442Manager: Barry Smith

Dundee

Formation: 433Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

  • Rab Douglas
  • Gary Irvine
  • Neil McGregor
  • Lewis Toshney
  • Matthew Lockwood
  • James McAlister
  • Mark Kerr
  • Iain Davidson
  • Ryan Conroy
  • Colin Nish
  • John Baird
  • SUBS
  • Alex Baird
  • Steven Milne
  • Nicky Riley
  • Kyle Benedictus
  • Martin Boyle
  • Brian Easton
  • Mark Stewart

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Form Guide

    DLLLW
  • Dundee
  • VS
  • Motherwell
  • DDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Dundee
  • 2 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 12/02/2005
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Dundee
  • 13/11/2004
  • Dundee
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 21/08/2004
  • Motherwell
  • 5 - 3
  • Dundee
  • 11/02/2004
  • Dundee
  • 0 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 08/11/2003
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 3
  • Dundee
  • 09/08/2003

Top Scorers

Dundee

    Motherwell

    • M Higdon 4
    • J Murphy 2
    • T Hateley 1
    • R McHugh 1

    Goals

    Dundee

      • Total goals 7
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

    Motherwell

      • Total goals 14
      • Goals per game 8
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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