St Mirren 4
Dundee 2
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

4 - 2


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 27th, 1979
Love Street
Attendance: 6,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Billy Stark (5)
Doug Sommer (14)
Peter Weir (34)
Doug Sommer (50)
George McGeachie (10)
Jimmy Murphy (70)

Team Managers
Jim Clunie Tommy Gemmell

Starting Eleven
1. Billy Thomson
2. John Young
3. Ian Munro
4. Lex Richardson
5. Mark Fulton
6. Jack Copland
7. Jimmy Bone
8. Billy Stark
9. Doug Somner
10. Billy Abercrombie
11. Peter Weir
Ally Donaldson .1
Les Barr .2
Eric Schaedler .3
Peter Millar .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Alec Caldwell .6
John Fletcher .7
George McGeachie .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Ian Redford .10
Jimmy Murphy .11

12. Andy Dunlop
14. Robert Torrance
Jim Shirra .12
Stuart Turnball .14

Robert Torrance for Billy Abercrombie None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W. Anderson (East Kilbride) (Referee)
T. Gracie (Dumfries) & H. M. Orr (Kilmarnock) (Assistants)

Match Report

Mark this down as the day St Mirren finally forgot about Messrs Fitzpatrick and McGarvey.

Granted Dundee were not the most star-studded of opposition. But Saints were rampant most of the time, with several of their young men growing up before our very eyes.

Early on, tea-strainer defences gave us a potent brew with three goals within nine minutes .

A Munro free kick led to the first. Bone nodded on, Caldwell fluffed, and Billy Stark stooped low to head home.

Then from a Dundee free kick, a McLaren header came off Thomson's bar and McGeachie lashed Dundee's opener unattended.

For the next, Richardson sent Bone down the right. Jimmy's cross looked clear able, but Doug Somner sneaked in and chipped home Saints' second.

The Paisley side repeated this recipe for their third. Richardson to Bone-a hard cross and Peter Weir fired an unsaveable shot past Ally Donaldson.

It looked all over when Somner nodded in a Stark cross after the interval. But give Dundee their due, they kept plodding away and more momentary slackness in Saints rear let wee Jim Murphy head home a Sinclair cross at the far post.

In addition to their four goals. Saints' shooting also brought out the best in Donaldson. His saves from Bone (twice); Somner, Torrance, and Munro (twice) being top-drawer stuff.

Match report written by The Sporting Post

Squad Statistics (as at October 27th, 1979)

1979-80 All Time
Ally Donaldson (GK) - 18 - 380 -
Les Barr - 16 - 421
Eric Schaedler - 7 - 542
Bobby Glennie - 19 - 742
Peter Millar28 9 - 25 -
Alec Caldwell - 4 - 1595
George McGeachie20 131343
Jimmy Murphy - 193385
John Fletcher26 17 - 17 -
Ian Redford - 171110037
Eric Sinclair - 19814952

League Table (as at October 27th, 1979)

No league table has been added for this season.