Dunfermline Athletic 1
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


1 - 0


League (First Division)
Saturday, August 9th, 1980
East End Park
Attendance: 3,660
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Hugh Whyte
2. Ken Thomson
3. Bonar Mercer
4. John Salton
5. John Muir
6. Kevin Hegarty
7. Sandy McNaughton
8. Bob Robertson
9. Mike Leonard
10. Jim Bowie
11. Colin O'Brien
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Stewart MacLaren .4
Bobby Glennie .5
George McGeachie .6
Peter Mackie .7
Ian Fleming .8
Iain Ferguson .9
Dennis Corrigan .10
Jimmy Murphy .11

None. Jim Shirra .12
John Fletcher .14

Mike Leonard (39) Jim Shirra for Jimmy Murphy (75)

None. Ian Fleming (48)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

F. McKenzie (Wishaw) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

Dundee have never found Dunfermline a happy hunting ground, and their latest visit was no exception.

The part-time Fifers were a bit overawed by their full-time opponents at the start, but Dundee's domination lasted only 20 minutes.

The Fifers couldn't match the individual talents of the Dens Parkers, but they soon realised that Dundee's pretty patterns were getting nowhere.

Also, the Fifers twigged that the visitors' inexperienced goalkeeper, Geddes, was suspect with high cross balls. and the Dundee defence were twice in trouble even before the vital goal arrived.

First, Geddes floored right-back Barr with punch as a the defender headed a high cross over the crossbar. Minutes later he hesitated in leaving his goal-line and injured the other full-back, Schaedler, as the pair scrambled the ball for a corner.

However, the Fifers were not to be denied, and a corner from O'Brien was headed down by McNaughton. As the Dundee defence stood rooted to the spot, Leonard crashed the ball into the net.

The rest of the match is a catalogue of basic Dundee errors in their effort to find a rhythm, and a frustrated Fleming was booked for a needless foul on Thomson.

Dundee substituted Shirra for Murphy in an effort to turn the tide and although Fleming did manage a great flying header, Whyte made a brilliant stop at the foot of the post to ensure Dunfermline a merited victory.

Squad Statistics (as at August 9th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)19 1 - 2 -
Les Barr27 1 - 661
Bobby Glennie22 1 - 1022
Stewart MacLaren27 1 - 609
George McGeachie21 1 - 583
Erich Schaedler21 1 - 782
Ian Fleming27 1 - 173
Peter Mackie22 1 - 242
Jimmy Murphy23 1 - 626
Dennis Corrigan - 1 - 81
Iain Ferguson18 1 - 145
Jim Shirra (sub)30 1 - 10315

League Table (as at August 9th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.