St Johnstone 1
Dundee 0
League (First Division)

St Johnstone 

1 - 0


League (First Division)
Saturday, August 23rd, 1980
Muirton Park
Attendance: 4,197
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McCoist (63) None.

Team Managers
Alex Rennie Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. George Tulloch
2. John McKay
3. Rab Kilgour
4. Gavin Redford
5. Drew Rutherford
6. Alex Caldwell
7. John Pelosi
8. Ally McCoist
9. George Fleming
10. Jim Morton
11. Drew Brannigan
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Stewart MacLaren .4
Bobby Glennie .5
George McGeachie .6
Peter Mackie .7
Iain Ferguson .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Jim Shirra .10
Jimmy Murphy .11

None. Ian Fleming .12
Dennis Corrigan .14

None. Dennis Corrigan for Iain Ferguson (75)
Ian Fleming for Les Barr (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

M. Delaney (Airdrie) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

You could feel the heat of Brannigan's blush from the press box! With just over the hour played, big, blond Andy made a terrible hash of a shot.

But it turned itself into a peach of a pass to McCoist, who Dundee management please note -had time to tame it and consider all options before ram ming it past the helpless Geddes,

That was only one mistake in an untidy scramble of a game which had more than its share of unforced errors.

Fiercely physical, with players bouncing. tumbling and diving like circus acrobats and fouls

galore. Saints thoroughly deserved their win. Outplayed by the Dark Blues. for most of the first half, they kept at it and by midway through the second period had shattered the

visitor's smoothness,

The Dundee defence looked a

sorry lot indeed in the last 20

minutes, and even when the visitors were moving along nicely in top gear early on it was St Johnstone who should have scored. Brannigan, again unmarked, wheeled and hit one over from

8 yards when it looked impossible not to score. Dundee had little to offer in the way of shooting, although

McGeachie and Murphy came

reasonably close.. Once the Perth men got in front they improved tremen dously Redford. with no defender in sight,. hit the side net and Geddes had to be on his toes, Dundee made the gamble of re placing defender Barr with striker Fleming, but there was no improvement

Exempt Geddes, Shirra, and Sinclair from criticism-but all the other Dark Blues disappointed. fr St Johnstone, Rutherford, Pelosi, McCoist, and Morton were always prominent-and then there was Brannigan

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 3 - 4 -
George McGeachie21 3 - 603
Erich Schaedler21 3 - 802
Bobby Glennie22 3 - 1042
Stewart MacLaren27 3 - 629
Les Barr27 3 - 681
Jimmy Murphy23 3 - 646
Jim Shirra30 3 - 10515
Peter Mackie22 3 - 262
Iain Ferguson18 3 - 165
Eric Sinclair26 1 - 17758
Ian Fleming (sub)27 3 - 193
Dennis Corrigan (sub) - 3 - 101

League Table (as at August 23rd, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.