Dundee 2
Kilmarnock 1
League (First Division)

2 - 1

League (First Division)
Saturday, October 1st, 1977
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Billy Williamson (11)
Billy Williamson (80)
McCulloch (4)

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell

Starting Eleven
1. Thomson Allan
2. Dave MacKinnon
3. Dave Johnston
4. Ian McDougall
5. John McPhail
6. Iain Phillip
7. Billy Williamson
8. Alec Caldwell
9. Billy Pirie
10. Eric Sinclair
11. Ian Redford

12. Gordon Strachan
14. Gerry Davidson

Gordon Strachan for Ian McDougall

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T. R. Kyle (Glasgow) (Referee)
C. McBeth (Aberdeen) & W. Christie (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 1977)

1977-78 All Time
Thomson Allan (GK)30 2 - 208 -
Iain Phillip26 13 - 2442
Alec Caldwell22 8 - 1214
John McPhail21 8 - 49 -
Dave Johnston29 12 - 27215
Dave MacKinnon21 2 - 11 -
Billy Williamson25 124124
Ian McDougall23 132132
Ian Redford17 131141
Billy Pirie28 13105754
Eric Sinclair23 1276923
Gordon Strachan (sub)20 1018715

League Table (as at October 1st, 1977)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

September has been a really testing month for us with no fewer than four of our five league games in this period, being played away from home. To be honest we were just a wee bit apprehensive about this tough schedule, but on the whole I feel we can say we have emerged from it reasonably well.

We have taken nine points from our five September games. We beat St. Johnstone 2-1, Alloa 5-3, Queen of the South 2-0 and drew with Hamilton Accies 1-1 all away from home. At Dens we won 2-1 against Dumbarton.

Looking at the month as a whole I think it can be said we are creating the chances all right, though possibly not always taking advantage of this as we should. There has also been certain slackness at the back which has cost us goals. It is no good scoring goals to have them cancelled out by defensive errors!

While we have been getting results, it would be wrong to suggest we have been playing at our best. I know the lads can do better. But it is not a bad thing is it, to pick up points when you know the team is not playing to peak form? That, surely, carries a lot of promise for the time when we do hit it off!

Today's game with Kilmarnock brings us to October. I'm quite sure our supporters will need no remin der that October last season was a bad month for us. With hindsight, in fact, one could say it was the month that cost us promotion. We played six games and lost three away to St. Mirren, Hamilton and Clydebank.