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Dundee 0 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee 0 - 2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen scorers: Jess 22, Hignett 24.

01/08/1998 | KO: 15:00

Jess Hits First Goal in the SPL

The Dons opened their Scottish Premier League campaign with an impressive 2-0 win at Dens Park.

Eoin Jess opened the scoring with what proved to be the first ever goal in the new set-up. Craig Hignett started the move with a pass to Billy Dodds, who, in turn, knocked the ball to Jess, who rounded keeper Douglas before putting the ball into the net.

Three minutes later Hignett, impressive in his first competitive outing for his new club, added the second when Russell Anderson's cross was flicked on by Mike Newell to the former Middlesbrough man who hit a fierce right foot shot past the keeper.

The home side were awarded a soft penalty in the 43rd minute when Gary Smith was judged to have fouled Adamczuk. However, Jim Leighton produced a fine save from Coyne's effort diving to his right to turn the ball round the post.

The only sour note of the game was Mike Newell suffering a leg injury when fouled by Pounewatchy, who was booked for the tackle. At present, it's too early to say the extent of the injury.

Dundee Teamsheet
Douglas, B. Smith, Adamczuk, Irvine, Grady (Magee 81), Maddison (Pounewatchy 46), Falconer, Coyne, McSkimming, Miller, Garcin (McCormack 79)

Bookings:  Pounewatchy 68,   Adamzcuk 77
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Leighton, Perry, Whyte, Anderson, Inglis, Smith, Hignett, Jess, Newell (Rowson 72), Dodds (Gillies 86), Kiriakov.

Unused Subs: Buchan, Young, Stillie.
Attendance: 7,811
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: M. A. Clark, Edinburgh
Next Match
27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen