Dundee 4
St Mirren 1
League (Premier Division)

4 - 1
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 18th, 1979
Dens Park
Attendance: 8,350
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Redford (pen.) (10)
Ian Redford (23)
Ian Redford (59)
Ian Redford (68)
Bobby Torrance (46)

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell
Jim Clunie

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Les Barr
3. Stuart Turnball
4. Billy Williamson
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Stewart MacLaren
7. John Fletcher
8. Jim Shirra
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Ian Redford
11. Jimmy Murphy
Billy Thomson
Alex Beckett
Iain Munro
Lex Richardson
Andy Dunlop
Jacky Copland
Bobby Torrance
Billy Stark
Doug Somner
Billy Abercrombie
Frank McDougal

12. Alec McGhee
14. Alec Caldwell
John Young

Alec McGhee for John Fletcher

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. Ramsey (Edinburgh) (Referee)
G. Black (Dingwall) & A. C. Davie (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from Aberdeen Evening Express.

Dundee who were forcing the pace, went ahead after 10 minutes through a controversial penalty scored by Ian REDFORD.

Richardson was judged to have nudged Sinclair on a through ball which collected by Thomson.

Saints protests that Sinclair had been offside were dismissed by the referee.

But in 23 minutes Tommy Gemmells men were deservedly two goals ahead again from REDFORD. A free kick to the near post was met well by the Dundee youngster and the ball raced past Thomson.

Then a wonderful Thomson save from a netbound Williamson header prevented another in 28 minutes.

Abercrombie and Richardson forced Saints back into things and just five minutes from the interval Somner saw a header from a Munro free kick rattle off the crossbar.

Within 4 minutes Saints pulled back a goal. Williamson last control on the edge of the area and the ball was quickly despatched through to TORRANCE who hammered a low shot behind Donaldson.

Two lucky escapes came for Saints in the 54th minute when Dunlop nodded out a netbound Sinclair lob and then Beckett blocked a Williamson shot on the goal line. At the other end a superb Donaldson save foiled Abecrombie.

Dundee went 3-1 up in 59 minutes when REDFORD collected his hat- trick with a header from a Barr cross

In 68 minutes REDFORD headed his fourth and Munro was booked for arguing.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1979)

1979-80 All Time
Ally Donaldson (GK) - 4 - 366 -
Stuart Turnball - 4 - 4 -
Stewart MacLaren - 3 - 276
Bobby Glennie - 4 - 592
Les Barr - 4 - 301
John Fletcher - 4 - 4 -
Billy Williamson - 3 - 7021
Jimmy Murphy - 4 - 232
Jim Shirra - 41659
Ian Redford - 468732
Eric Sinclair - 4113445
Alec McGhee (sub) - 1 - 232

League Table (as at August 18th, 1979)

No league table has been added for this season.