Dundee 3
St Johnstone 1
League Cup (Semi Final)


Dundee
3 - 1
St Johnstone 

League Cup (Semi Final)
Wednesday, October 11th, 1967
Tannadice Park
Attendance: 18,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
George Miller (o.g.) (50)
George Miller (o.g.) (65)
Jim McLean (pen.) (72)
Gordon Whitelaw (41)

Team Managers
Bobby Ancell
Willie Ormond

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Bobby Wilson
3. Doug Houston
4. Steve Murray
5. George Stewart
6. Alex Stuart
7. Billy Campbell
8. Jim McLean
9. Sammy Wilson
10. George McLean
11. Alex Bryce
Jimmy Donaldson
Findlay McGillivray
Willie Coburn
George Miller
Benny Rooney
Ian McPhee
Kenny Aird
Gordon Whitelaw
Tom Wilson
Bill McCarry
Alex Macdonald

Bench
12. Jocky Scott
George Ryden

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. M. Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)
C. Laird (Glasgow) & J. Rutherford (Glasgow) (Assistants)





Match Report


League Cup semi-finals have rarely been so tense... never so tragic as this one.

TENSE because Dundee's second-half display had to bring eventual victory in this Tannadice thriller.

TRAGIC because the man who finally gave them the right to face Celtic at Hampden Park on October 28 was St. Johnstone right-half George Miller. It was Miller who put Dundee back in the game when he scored an own goal early in the second half for the equaliser.

It was Miller just 15 minutes later who put through his own goal again to send Dundee on the way to victory.

Jim McLean finally scored from the penalty spot to make sure of a win for the Dens Parkers. But Miller will be the man remembered most in this nerve snapping Tannadice battle.

He can't take all the blame though, for, Saints failure to get to their first final.

They looked good in the first-half and cashed in on a bad mistake by the Dundee defence to take the lead just before the interval. But after half-time they lost their grip. The Muirton men panicked as Dundee, with new Irish cap Billy Campbell in brilliant form, played their best football of the season.

Saints' goal as the interval drew near will do down as one of the stangest of the season. Alex Stuart tried to pass back to Donaldson. The ball hit the keeper and rebounded to George Stewart. He tried to clear, hit Tom Wilson and the ball cannoned across goal for Gordon Whitelaw to head into the empty goal.

Dundee's equaliser came in 50 minutes George McLean was about to shoot when Miller tried to tackle... but only succeeded in cracking the ball past his own

Dundee went ahead in 65 minutes and AGAIN Miller was the man who put the ball in the net. A low cross by danger-man Campbell hit the right-half and flew into the net.

The game was finally won for Dundee in the 72nd minute, Campbell was pulled down by Rooney as he bored his way into the penalty area and Jim McLean netted from the spot.

Match report written by David Quinn (Matchday Programme)



Squad Statistics (as at October 11th, 1967)


1967-68 All Time
Age
Ally Donaldson (GK)23 3 - 91 -
Alex Stuart27 16220724
George Stewart - 16 - 25 -
Bobby Wilson24 16 - 46 -
Steve Murray23 16112817
Billy Campbell23 163417
Doug Houston24 2 - 8811
Sammy Wilson30 1444016
Jim McLean30 1698134
Alex Bryce23 12 - 366
George McLean24 158158






League Table (as at October 11th, 1967)


No league table has been added for this season.