Dundee 2
Berwick Rangers 2
League (First Division)

2 - 2

League (First Division)
Saturday, September 13th, 1980
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,782
3:00 PM Kick-off

Cammy Fraser (50)
Jim Shirra (pen.) (67)
Dave Smith (pen.) (35)
Jim Deakin (41)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Frank Connor

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Erich Schaedler
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. George McGeachie
7. John Fletcher
8. Billy Williamson
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Brian Scrimgeour
11. Jim Shirra
Ian McLaren .1
Hugh McCann .2
Jim Deakin .3
Stewart Romaines .4
Dave Smith .5
Jim Scott .6
Peter Davidson .7
Iain McLeod .8
Gordon Smith .9
Eric Tait .10
Charlie Egan .11

12. Peter Mackie
14. Jimmy Murphy
Henderson .12
Gordon Hamilton.14

Peter Mackie for Brian Scrimgeour (50)
Jimmy Murphy for Jim Shirra (79)
Henderson for Iain McLeod

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. P. Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)
J. F. McGilvery (Edinburgh) & J. D. Brown (Glenrothes) (Assistants)

Match Report

Maybe not quite darkest hour..Dundee's but this display had a gey, twilight look about it. A penalty missed by new boy Cammy Fraser six minutes from time was the last straw for the frustrated home fans.

Imagine Dundee, at home, two down to Berwick Rangers at half-time! Then ponder this they were nearly three down in the first eight minutes!

Davidson, Egan, and Gordon Smith all missed absolute snips in that time, and it wasn't till Fletcher hit the bar in the 10th minute that the Dens Parkers began to get into the act at all.

There was consternation in the 35th minute when McGeachie pulled Egan's jersey in the box.

Dave Smith hammered the penalty, Geddes made a great save, but Smith poked in the rebound.

In the 41st minute Geddes was 'banjoed' by two of his own defenders and Deakin stepped in to score easily.

Fraser pulled one back for Dundee five minutes after half time, and Berwick had only one shot in the second half, a Davidson flier tipped over by Geddes,

Then came the equaliser when Romaines fouled Mackie and Shirra scored the penalty.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at September 13th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 9 - 10 -
Les Barr27 7 - 721
Bobby Glennie22 9 - 1102
George McGeachie21 9 - 663
Brian Scrimgeour21 3171
Erich Schaedler21 9 - 862
John Fletcher27 63304
Cammy Fraser23 1111
Jim Shirra30 9111116
Billy Williamson27 2 - 8222
Eric Sinclair26 7118359
Peter Mackie (sub)22 9 - 322
Jimmy Murphy (sub)23 9 - 706

League Table (as at September 13th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Since coming back from Den mark I have had strong views on how I thought the game should be played. I have been taught a little bit of a lesson.

Although it is a depressing thing for me to say I am going to have to review my ideas, especially when we are playing away from home.

Although I still believe the ultimate is to play good football the number one priority of this club must be promotion.

I still maintain the changes will perhaps not necessarily be for the good of football.

There was marked improvement in our performance against Hibs on Tuesday evening and we broke our scoring duck. But from the chances we created we should have scored enough to have the game won midway through the second half.