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Saturday, October 30, 1999 Published at 17:49 GMT 18:49 UK


Tweed lifts Dundee spirits



Dundee 1-0 Hearts

Dundee secured their first home League win, thanks to Steve Tweed's first goal of the season.

Tweed fire home after only 106 seconds and the visitors will wonder how they managed to leave Dens Park with nothing.

The home side went ahead right at the start and were forced to hang on for the remaining 88 minutes.

Even before the goal, Dundee saw Willie Falconer's header hit the bar and Eddie Annand's attempt from the rebound hit the post before Falconer's shot was deflected for a corner.

One minute later it could have been all square when Gary Wales saw his 16-yard lob go just over the bar and end up on the roof of the net.

Hearts fought very hard to equalise in the 16th minute when skipper Colin Cameron fired in an overhead kick which produced the save of the match from Robert Douglas.

McSwegan had the first of his misses in the 28th minute after Steve Fulton and Gary Naysmith carved open the home defence but the striker fired a weak shot past the post from 15 yards.

Another superb ball from Fulton gave McSwegan a simple chance but he took too long and Ireland was able to clear.

The second half was a continuation of the first. The visitors piled up missed chances through McSwegan, Cameron and substitute Juanjo.

But when the final whistle blew, it gave the home side a first, and vital, home win.



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