Elgin – Preview

Dundee’s host Elgin City in the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup on Sunday in what is the first ever competitive meeting between the clubs and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Elgin City

COMPETITION: Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup 3rd round

DATE: Sunday 8th September 2019

KICK-OFF: 3.00pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1893

STADIUM: Borough Briggs

CAPACITY: 4,520

PITCH SIZE: 110 x 75 yards

MANAGER: Gavin Price

CHAIRMAN: Graham Tatters

NICKNAMES: City, Black and White

CLUB COLOURS: Black, White and Red

HONOURS: Highland Football League champions: 1931/32, 1934/35, 1952/53,

1955/56, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1967/68,

1968/69, 1969/70, 1973/74, 1989/90

Highland League Cup winners: 1959/60, 1966/67, 1982/83, 1990/91,

1997/98

Scottish Qualifying Cup (North) winners: 1935/36, 1937/38, 1959/60,

1964/65, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1989/90

North of Scotland Cup winners: 1898/99, 1923/24, 1936/37, 1954/55,

1955/56, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1970/71, 1972/73,

1975/76, 1982/83, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2003/04

RECORD WIN: 18-1 v Brora Rangers, North of Scotland Cup, 5/2/1960

CLUB WEBSITE: www.elgincity.net

Ticketing Information

The match is Pay at the Gate only with both the Main Stand and Bobby Cox Stand open.

Entry to the match will be £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (e.g. Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

Parking arrangements for “Blue Badge” holders are as follows:
Home Support – East Side of Provost Road heading from Sandeman Street to Dens Road
Away Support – East side of North Isla Street

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Match Officials

REFEREE: Grant Irvine

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graham Chambers

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Ross Haswell

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Chris Fordyce

Head to Head v Elgin City

FRIENDLIES: Won 3, Drawn 0, Lost 0

Last Three Dundee v Elgin City Matches

  1. 23/4/1993 | Away | Friendly | Won 5-2 | 839 | Kiwomya 2, Marsh, David, Stainrod
  2. 22/7/1992 | Away | Friendly | Won 5-1 | 600 | Ritchie 3, McMartin, Gilzean
  3. 7/8/1976 | Away | Friendly | Won 6-0 | 700 | Hutchinson, Johnston, Robinson, Purdie, McPhail, Laing

Last Meeting

With a free weekend due to the Scottish Cup semi-finals, Dundee manager Simon Stainrod took his side to Borough Briggs for a friendly for the second time in a season where they faced Elgin City on April 23rd 1993.

Having beaten the Black and Whites 5-1 pre season during a mini tour of the Highlands, Dundee again banged in five to this time win 5-2.

Star of the show was pacy English winger Andy Kiwomya, who netted twice and goals from youngster Marsh, Frenchman Lionel David and player/manager Simon Stainrod completed the scoring.

Elgin City’s Season So Far

Elgin started the season with two away games against Championship sides in the Betfred Cup and after losing 2-1 to Arbroath, drew 3-3 with Alloa and picked up the bonus point in a 6-5 penalty shoot out win.

In their first home game City defeated Stirling Albion 3-0 which gave them a chance to qualify from their group with a win against Hibernian in their last group game. However in front of the BT Sport cameras the Premiership side comfortably won 2-0.

However Elgin got revenge over the Edinburgh side when they knocked the Hibs Colt side out of the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup with a 4-3 win in the first round at Easter Road  thanks to a 92nd minute winner from Mathew Cooper.

Another high scoring win in the second round set up the tie with Dundee when they defeated Brechin City 5-4 at Glebe Park.

Elgin’s League Two campaign started with a 3-0 win over Cowdenbeath at home and they followed that up with a 1-1 draw at Annan. A 1-0 defeat a home to Colin McMenamin’s Stenhousemuir was then followed up with draws against Queens Park and Edinburgh City.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Nelson, Johnson 4; Curran, Hemmings 1

ELGIN CITY: Sutherland 10; Hester 7; Spark 1

Match Programme

Dundee’s 2019/20 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Elgin City game in and around the ground and in the club shop Dundee Direct from around 1.30pm. For the Tunnocks Caramel Cup Challenge Cup tie it will be a special 16 page edition, priced just £2.

If you can’t make the game but would still like a copy of the programme, it can be purchased from the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.co.uk.

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK will be able to watch the Elgin City match live on DeeTV with a virtual season ticket.

You can sign up for DeeTV for just £12 a month or an annual fee of £120 on the official website where you will also have access to highlights, interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Championship games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Sunday night along with a shorter highlights package and exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre match press conference will be available to view from Wednesday.