Dundee 2
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 6th, 1975
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,350
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alec Caldwell (58)
Alec Caldwell (84)

Team Managers
David White

Starting Eleven
1. Thomson Allan
2. Alec Caldwell
3. Dave Johnston
4. George Mackie
5. George Stewart
6. Tommy Gemmell
7. Wilson Hoggan
8. Gordon Strachan
9. Gordon Wallace
10. Bobby Ford
11. Ian Purdie

12. Alan Gordon
14. Bobby Hutchinson

None. None.

Dave Johnston
Brownlie (88)

Red Cards
None. Blackley (87)
Match Officials

B. R. McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

The early pressure came from Dundee but both sides were in a deter mined mood as witnessed by the fact Stanton and McArthur of Hibs and Caldwell, Wallace and Stewart of Dundee all needed treatment in two separate incidents, in the Hibs goalmouth.

Hibs replied with a Duncan header and a Harper shot which produced good saves from Thomson Allan. Then Bremmner squandered a good opportunity when a clearance went right to his feet. Dundee came back with three corners in rapid sequence. The last of these saw a George Stewart header going on to the crossbar.

Ian Purdie got into the act for Dundee when he had a shot which just went wide then Bobby Ford just missed getting the crucial touch to one of his crosses.

Allan was back in action for Dundee when he took the ball off Duncan's toe. Hoggan replied for Dundee with a shot which curled past the post. The last incident of the half was a very un-Harper like miss from the wee striker with the goal at his mercy. Nonetheless Dundee had the best of the opening period. It took Dundee 13 minutes of the second half to turn this advantage into a goal. From Hibs point of view it was a terrible one to lose. Gemmell sent a long hopeful pass into the Hibs box, which was left by two of their defenders. Alec Caldwell appeared from the blind side to slip it past McArthur.

It might have been two not long after when Hoggan went it alone instead of passing to Wallace who was in an excellent scoring position. John Brownlie was proving Hibs best player as they strove to level the scores. He had two powerful shots well saved by Allan as well as a lob which hit the bar.

However, it was Dundee who scored again. Davie Johnston went on one of his charges down the wing and put in a low but hard cross. Caldwell was in the middle to stab it home. There were only 6 minutes left so this second goal meant the end for Hibs. Their cause wasn't helped any when with three minutes remaining John Blackley was sent off for saying something out of order to the referee. Brownlie, Schaedler and Munro for Hibs and Johnstone for Dundee were booked.

It had been a very open game in which both side played attacking football. However, a fine display of determination gave Dundee the edge. It was very much a team effort, though particular individuals stood out. George Mackie making his debut did an excellent marking job or Arthur Duncan. Gordon Strachan sprayed accurate passes all over the place; Tommy Gemmell was in his most confident mood and Thomson Allan produced some tremendous saves.

However the day belonged to Alec Caldwell who apart from scoring both goals did a terrific job in subduing the present Hibs manager Pat Stanton who was their skipper and midfield general. It was a real confidence booster of a victory for Dundee against a Hibs side who on their day could produce great football.

Match report written by David Quinn (Matchday Programme)

Squad Statistics (as at December 6th, 1975)

1975-76 All Time
Thomson Allan (GK)29 23 - 168 -
Tommy Gemmell32 1331045
Dave Johnston27 22121514
George Stewart - 18 - 28210
Alec Caldwell21 163533
Ian Purdie22 19 - 19 -
Gordon Strachan18 173213
Bobby Ford25 2311736
Wilson Hoggan27 195499
George Mackie21 2 - 2 -
Gordon Wallace32 198250114

League Table (as at December 6th, 1975)

No league table has been added for this season.