Dundee 2
East Fife 1
League (Division One)


Dundee
2 - 1
East Fife 

League (Division One)
Saturday, October 15th, 1977
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Billy Pirie 
Dave McKinnon (75)
None.

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell
Unknown.

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

Bench
12. Ian Redford
14. John Cord
None.

Substitutions
Ian Redford for Eric Sinclair (46)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T. Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)
A. M. Roy (Elgin) & I. Given (Stirling) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at October 15th, 1977)


1977-78 All Time
Age
Thomson Allan (GK)31 5 - 211 -
John McPhail - 11 - 52 -
Alec Caldwell - 11 - 1244
Dave Johnston - 15 - 27515
Dave McKinnon - 51141
Iain Phillip - 16 - 2472
Bobby Hutchinson - 8211033
Ian McDougall - 162162
Billy Williamson - 155155
Eric Sinclair - 1577223
Billy Pirie - 16126056
Ian Redford (sub) - 161171






League Table (as at October 15th, 1977)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


It was very pleasing to say the least to find ourselves in second spot in the First Division Champion ship Table after our win at Montrose last Saturday. We are two points clear of Hearts and Stirling Albion and this is a gap we will be all out to extend.

While it would be idle to pretend we are satisfied with our present position-we aim to go right to the top-the plain fact is we are in the top two and have created a gap while in this position, something we never managed to achieve last season. In these circumstances I'll not worry how other clubs are faring as long as we keep winning!

I am not going to tell you I was happy with all aspects of our play at Links Park, but it was a good result for us and sometimes we have played well without getting a good result. On the other hand, our two goals, both headed, were smartly taken and we led 2-0 with: thirteen minutes to go. To my mind we were never in danger of losing the game.

This result now gives us a splen did chance to consolidate and indeed improve our position, with two successive home games. Against East Fife today and Arbroath on Wednesday night. These two clubs are in much the same position at the moment. East Fife have seven points and lie tenth in the table. Arbroath are one point and one place better off. Remarkably both have scored twelve goals and lost eighteen.

There are no easy games in this Division, but we hope to extend our present good run of ten League and League Cup games without defeat.

Defensively, Queen of the South made things difficult for us in our League Cup game at Dens Park. They played it very tight. But we did have several good chances and were very unfortunate to have no fewer than five scoring efforts cleared off the line with keeper Alan Ball well beaten. Queen's must open up in the second leg and I feel sure we can reach the last eight and get among the big clubs.