Dundee 5
Partick Thistle 2
League Cup (Group 3)

5 - 2

League Cup (Group 3)
Saturday, August 20th, 1949
Dens Park
Attendance: 25,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

George Hill (16)
Alex Stott (19)
Syd Gerrie (42)
Alex Stott (57)
Alex Stott (84)
Sharp (74)
Sharp (88)

Team Managers
George Anderson

Starting Eleven
1. Johnny Lynch
2. Gerry Follon
3. Andy Irvine
4. Tommy Gallacher
5. Doug Cowie
6. Alfie Boyd
7. Ally Gunn
8. Johnny Pattillo
9. Alex Stott
10. Syd Gerrie
11. George Hill
Jimmy McGowan
Willie Hewitt
Bobby Howitt
Willie Sharp
Jimmy Walker


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. Gaffney (Kirkliston) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

The Dens Park faithful went home happy yesterday. And they had every reason to do so.

The much-boosted Partick lot were torn to tatters after the first 15 minutes. Only when Dundee slackened up did they get two in their "goals for" column.

Men of the match were Hill and Stott. The winger was the unsquashable imp. Only a lasso could have stopped him. The first goal was the kind you only see once in a season. Hill had the whole defence trailing after him like autograph hunters. Then from the inside-right position he screwed a high curler to the far corner.

McGowan must have been cross-eyed trying to catch up with him. And how he tangled up the other defenders!

Srttot fitted perfectly in this scheme of things. What Hill did with guile, Stott did with bustle. He was always in that open space, and ever quick on the draw. He earned his hat-trick.

Partick started off like potential winners of the League Cup, let alone C Section. A goal hereabout might have made all the difference.

Sharp and Howitt were drawing the backs and throwing passes to Walker and MvKenzie. Hewitt and Thomson were coming up to collect the clearances.

Yet Lynch had remarkably little to do - Cowie and Dillon saw to that. Nearest thing was a kick off the line save by the centre half.

Then Dundee's jigsaw attack fell into place and Partick had had it. Hill's goal set Dundee on the victory way.

Thereafter. Partick were sometimes bonny to watch, but Dundee were always thrilling to watch.

Secret was the length of the passes Partick liked them short. Dundee liked them long, And the open game is the kind that brings goals. A three-nothing lead at halftime was just the difference between the teams.

Towards the end of the second half Dundee let up a bit, and Sharp got two neat counters. These were rewards for persistence, not for superiority.

Lynch had a grand game, Two of his saves were in the "I can't believe it " class. Irvine was a decided improve ment at left back. Follon had Walker taped.

The half-back line was, as usual, grade one. Pattillo was the old head in attack, with a quick eye for that devastating pass. Gerrie was his own terrier self.

Biggest flop of the game wnas Partick's reputation forward line. Only Sharp had the nerve to shake the defence. But full marks to Hewitt. His prompting was endless and ball control delightful. Kinnell and McGowan had an off day. Husband was hardest to pass. "Keeper Henderson was never off his toes and got little protection from the thundering Stott.

Maybe the Jaguars had an off day. I rather think it was because they met Dundee's best.

Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 1949)

1949-50 All Time
Johnny Lynch (GK) - 3 - 149 -
Alfie Boyd28 3 - 915
Gerry Follon30 3 - 1121
Andy Irvine - 1 - 29 -
Doug Cowie23 3 - 54 -
Ally Gunn24 2 - 9224
Tommy Gallacher27 3 - 681
Syd Gerrie22 21208
George Hill28 318212
Johnny Pattillo34 2 - 10654
Alex Stott24 233643

League Table (as at August 20th, 1949)

No league table has been added for this season.