Dundee 4
Falkirk 0
League (First Division)

4 - 0

League (First Division)
Saturday, September 20th, 1980
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,993
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eric Sinclair (16)
Eric Sinclair (27)
Peter Mackie (61)
John Fletcher (72)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Erich Schaedler
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. George McGeachie
7. John Fletcher
8. Stewart MacLaren
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Peter Mackie
11. Billy Williamson
Thomson Allan .1
Wilson Hoggan .2
Andy Nicol .3
Brian Brown .4
Alan Mackin .5
Dave Watson .6
John Perry .7
Willie Herd .8
Colin Spence .9
Billy Stevenson .10
Joe Conn .11

12. Jim Shirra
14. Jimmy Murphy
Paul Leetion .12
Ally McRoberts .14

Jim Shirra for Billy Williamson
Jimmy Murphy for Peter Mackie
Paul Leetion for Andy Nicol
Ally McRoberts for Wilson Hoggan

None. Alan Mackin
John Perry

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. Anderson (East Kilbride) (Referee)
G. A. McRae (Fraserburgh) & C. McBeth (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

A first-half double by Eric Sinclair put Dundee on the road to victory-but the man who teed-up both chances was recent signing Cammy Fraser.

First, the midfield man burst through to the by-line and drove a superb pass full across the face of the goal where Sinclair was waiting to convert.

Then Fraser laid the ball along the 18-yard line where Sinclair took pot-shot through a ruck of defenders. "Keeper Allan was unsighted and the ball bounced into the net off the post.

Ironically, it was Fraser who prevented Sinclair from getting his hat-trick late in the game. Eric's rocket shot was blocked by his Dundee team-mate, prone on the six yard line.

Falkirk could count them selves unlucky to be two down at half-time. And at the break they substituted two defenders with two midfield men.

This rearranged line-up almost paid dividends when a McRoberts cross was headed against the bar by Perry.

However, the decisive goal came at the other end. Mackie chased after a long clearance, rounded keeper Allan and slotted the ball into the net.

There was a hint of off-side about this one. As the game progressed, Dundee put a strangle-hold on proceedings and rounded things off with a gem of a goal.

Schaedler dashed up the left wing and crossed a high ball to the far post. Sinclair headed it back to Fletcher who scored with a brilliant overhead kick.

So the clouds are lifting at Dens Park. Every Dundee man earned his corn with Fraser, Glennie and Sinclair Just shading the others. For Falkirk, Mackin and Perry showed loads of determination - perhaps a little too much, since both were booked in the first half, Mackin for tripping Fletcher, and Perry for fouling Mackle.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at September 20th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 11 - 12 -
Bobby Glennie22 11 - 1122
Stewart MacLaren27 916810
Erich Schaedler21 11 - 882
George McGeachie21 111684
Les Barr27 9 - 741
Cammy Fraser23 3232
John Fletcher27 84325
Billy Williamson27 4 - 8422
Peter Mackie22 101333
Eric Sinclair26 9318561
Jimmy Murphy (sub)23 10 - 716
Jim Shirra (sub)30 10111216

League Table (as at September 20th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.