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  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 3 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Dens Park
  • Attendance: 3,336
DundeeDundeevMortonMorton
5
  • McAlister, 29
  • Toshney, 65
  • Nish, 71
  • Baird, 74
  • Gallagher, 82
1
  • Tidser, 31

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Match ends, Dundee 5, Morton 1.

90+1 mins:Second Half ends, Dundee 5, Morton 1.

87 mins:Offside, Morton. Peter MacDonald tries a through ball, but Peter MacDonald is caught offside.

86 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Kevin McBride.

86 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Mark Stewart replaces John Baird.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Lewis Toshney (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

84 mins:Corner, Dundee.

83 mins:Offside, Morton. Kyle Wilkie tries a through ball, but Kyle Wilkie is caught offside.

82 mins:Goal! Dundee 5, Morton 1. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jim McAlister with a cross.

81 mins:Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (Morton).

81 mins:Declan Gallagher (Dundee) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Hand ball by Willie Dyer (Morton).

80 mins:Substitution, Dundee. Steven Milne replaces Colin Nish.

80 mins:Foul by Fouad Bachirou (Morton).

80 mins:Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Corner, Morton.

79 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

78 mins:Foul by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

78 mins:Peter Weatherson (Morton) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Offside, Morton. David O'Brien tries a through ball, but David O'Brien is caught offside.

74 mins:Goal! Dundee 4, Morton 1. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Nish with a headed pass.

74 mins:Foul by Willie Dyer (Morton).

74 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Attempt missed. John Baird (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72 mins:Substitution, Morton. Kyle Wilkie replaces Martin Hardie.

72 mins:Substitution, Morton. Peter Weatherson replaces David Graham.

71 mins:Goal! Dundee 3, Morton 1. Colin Nish (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicholas Riley with a cross.

68 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

68 mins:Peter MacDonald (Morton) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Tidser.

66 mins:Corner, Morton.

66 mins:Corner, Morton.

65 mins:Goal! Dundee 2, Morton 1. Lewis Toshney (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jim McAlister with a cross.

64 mins:Corner, Dundee.

63 mins:Corner, Morton.

62 mins:Attempt missed. David Graham (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

61 mins:David O'Brien (Morton) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58 mins:Hand ball by Colin Nish (Dundee).

52 mins:Foul by Martin Hardie (Morton).

52 mins:Kevin McBride (Dundee) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Dundee 1, Morton 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Dundee 1, Morton 1.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Martin Hardie (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44 mins:Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

44 mins:Lewis Toshney (Dundee) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Corner, Morton.

38 mins:Foul by Scott Taggart (Morton).

38 mins:Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Irvine (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34 mins:Foul by Willie Dyer (Morton).

34 mins:John Baird (Dundee) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

33 mins:Derek Gaston (Morton) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, Dundee.

32 mins:Foul by Colin Nish (Dundee).

32 mins:Kevin Rutkiewicz (Morton) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Goal! Dundee 1, Morton 1. Michael Tidser (Morton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Peter MacDonald.

31 mins:Attempt saved. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

29 mins:Goal! Dundee 1, Morton 0. Jim McAlister (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Colin Nish with a headed pass.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Nish (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicholas Riley with a cross.

27 mins:Corner, Morton.

27 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Hardie (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

26 mins:Hand ball by Iain Davidson (Dundee).

23 mins:Attempt missed. John Baird (Dundee) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

21 mins:Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

21 mins:David Graham (Morton) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Martin Hardie (Morton).

20 mins:Iain Davidson (Dundee) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Corner, Morton.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Nicholas Riley (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

17 mins:Offside, Dundee. Brian Easton tries a through ball, but Brian Easton is caught offside.

15 mins:Offside, Morton. David Graham tries a through ball, but David Graham is caught offside.

12 mins:Attempt saved. John Baird (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jim McAlister.

12 mins:Corner, Dundee.

12 mins:Corner, Dundee.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

7 mins:Foul by Colin Nish (Dundee).

7 mins:Craig Reid (Morton) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Martin Hardie (Morton).

4 mins:John Baird (Dundee) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Hand ball by Colin Nish (Dundee).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Scottish FA Cup
  • 3 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Dens Park
  • Attendance: 3,336
DundeeDundeevMortonMorton
5
  • McAlister, 29
  • Toshney, 65
  • Nish, 71
  • Baird, 74
  • Gallagher, 82
1
  • Tidser, 31

match report

Dundee demolished Morton 5-1 at Dens Park on Sunday to qualify for the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Barry Smith's side forgot about their troubles at the bottom of the SPL as their second-half surge saw off Allan Moore's men.

Strikes after the break from Lewis Toshney, Colin Nish, John Baird and Declan Gallagher saw them go through to the last eight after Michael Tidser had cancelled out Jim McAlister's opener to see the sides go in level at half-time.

Dundee carved out the first real goal-scoring opportunity in 13 minutes when McAlister's corner was met by Baird and his header was turned around the post by visiting goalkeeper Derek Gaston.

A few minutes later, they went on the offensive again in search of an opening goal to settle any lingering nerves. This time winger Nicky Riley tried his luck with a low 25-yard snap-shot which flashed just inches past Gaston's right-hand post.

It was all Dundee and midway through the first-half Baird was presented with another opportunity to break the deadlock. Strike partner Nish helped the ball on for Baird to run through on goal but from an acute angle he fired the ball into Gaston's side-netting.

Soon after Morton had their first real chance when they were awarded a free-kick 25-yards from goal. Martin Hardie stepped up and forced Rab Douglas to fling himself full-length to claw away his effort.

At the other end, Nish wasted a chance with the goal at his mercy in 28 minutes. Riley's cross eluded everyone inside the box before Nish popped up at the far post but somehow he swiped at fresh air.

However, after 29 minutes McAlister saved Nish's blushes as he finally put the home side ahead. Brian Easton's flighted ball forward was flicked on by Nish perfectly for McAlister to run onto, and the midfielder made no mistake against his former club as he steadied himself before angling a low left-foot finish into Gaston's near post to give the Taysider's some much-needed breathing space.

McAlister's strike was one to savour after the week before his spectacular strike against Kilmarnock in the league had been controversially chopped off. But their lead was short-lived as Morton hit back within just two minutes.

Peter MacDonald saw his initial shot blocked inside the box by on-loan Celtic ace Toshney. But Tidser was quickest to react to the loose ball and despite the best efforts of Douglas, he could not keep the ball out as he got a hand to it but could only watch as it trickled into the bottom corner of the net.

There was not much to set pulses racing after the break although McAlister did try to enliven things with an ambitious shot from 30-yards which Gaston did well to hold.

But after 65 minutes they went 2-1 ahead through Toshney's glancing header from McAlister's corner which David O'Brien tried to clear but could not keep it out.

In the 71st minute, Dundee killed the contest when Riley's cross was headed by Scott and Nish was on hand to nod home from eight yards.

Baird made it 4-1 after 74 minutes with a 12-yard finish after Nish's knockdown from Kevin McBride's free-kick.

And Gallagher rounded things off after 82 minutes with a header from McAlister's corner.

team line-up

1Robert Douglas
18Declan Gallagher
2Gary Irvine
25Lewis Toshney
26Brian Easton
7Nicholas Riley
6Iain Davidson
8Kevin McBride86
10John Baird86
24Colin Nish80
20Jim McAlister

substitutes

17Kyle Benedictus
11Ryan Conroy86
27Mark Stewart86
15Steven Milne80
36Alex Baird

referee

Bobby Madden

team line-up

1Derek Gaston
4Craig Reid
5Kevin Rutkiewicz
3Willie Dyer
2Scott Taggart
7David Graham72
8Fouad Bachirou
10Martin Hardie72
11David O'Brien
6Michael Tidser
9Peter MacDonald

substitutes

20David Hutton
12Peter Weatherson72
14Kyle Wilkie72
15Thomas O'Ware
16Tony Wallace

referee

Bobby Madden

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target93
shots off target73
corners57
tackles won00
offsides14