Motherwell 3
Dundee 2
League (First Division)


3 - 2


League (First Division)
Wednesday, September 17th, 1980
Fir Park
Attendance: 2,300
3:00 PM Kick-off

Albert Kidd (37)
Ian Irvine (64)
McKeever (85)
Cammy Fraser (5)
George McGeachie (11)

Team Managers
Ally MacLeod Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Hugh Sproat
2. Tommy O'Rourke
3. Chic McLelland
4. Bobby Carberry
5. Joe Carson
6. Gordon Soutar
S. McLelland
8. Albert Kidd
9. John McKeever
10. Brian McLaughlin
11. Ian Clinging
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
George McGeachie .6
John Fletcher .7
Stewart MacLaren .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Brian Scrimgeour .10
Billy Williamson .11

12. Willie McLeod
14. Ian Irvine
Peter Mackie .12
Jim Shirra .14

Ian Irvine for ? None.

Bobby Carberry Stewart MacLaren
George McGeachie
Bobby Glennie

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. J. Timmons (Kilwinning) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post .

Just when they looked set for their first victory of the season, Dundee threw away a great two-goal lead and then fell to a late controversial sucker punch goal five minutes from time.

After McKeever had scored the Dundee players protested to a linesman but, after consultation, the referee allowed the goal to stand.

Manager Donald Mackay must have been disappointed after his side had played their best football of the season in the first half.

They got off to a great start when after only five minutes Cammy Fraser further repaid the manager's confidence in bringing him to Dens Park by knocking a pass from Sinclair past Sproat.

Six minutes later, the roles were reversed. Fraser made a tremendous 40-yard pass into the box for Eric Sinclair to come running in and suddenly head the ball home.

Then eight minutes from half time and with Dundee in the driving seat, ex-Arbroath favourite Albert Kidd pulled one back for 'Well.

Dundee lost a lot of their fluency in the second half and allowed 'Well more of the play.

They paid the penalty after 64 minutes when substitute Irvine dived to head home a Kidd cross.

After 73 minutes Glennie almost gave the Taysiders a third and decisive goal when he headed a Barr free kick against the crossbar.

But the decisive goal came at the other end when young McKeever, in a crowded penalty box, managed to squeeze the ball home, just inside the post.

Dundee players were still protesting after the final whistle.

In a rough house of a second half, four players were booked. Carberry in the home side and MacLaren, McGeachie and Glennie for the visitors.

Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 10 - 11 -
Les Barr27 8 - 731
Bobby Glennie22 10 - 1112
Stewart MacLaren27 816710
George McGeachie21 101674
Brian Scrimgeour21 4181
Erich Schaedler21 10 - 872
John Fletcher27 73314
Cammy Fraser23 2222
Billy Williamson27 3 - 8322
Eric Sinclair26 8118459

League Table (as at September 17th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.