Dundee 2
Hamilton Academical 0
League (First Division)

2 - 0

League (First Division)
Tuesday, October 14th, 1980
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,170
3:00 PM Kick-off

Cammy Fraser (58)
Eric Sinclair (60)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Davie McParland

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Stewart MacLaren
7. Jimmy Murphy
8. George McGeachie
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Ian Fleming
11. Jim Shirra
Rikki Ferguson .1
Jim Frew .2
John Brown .3
Brian Wright .4
Jim Dempsey .5
Eric Alexander .6
Alan McDowall .7
Mick McManus .8
Jamie Fairlie .9
Neil Howie .10
Joe McGrogan .11

12. Peter Mackie
14. Billy Williamson
Alan McDougall .12
John McAdam .14

Billy Williamson for Jim Shirra (55)
Peter Mackie for Cammy Fraser (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. Galloway (Pitlessie) (Referee)
D. G. Petrie (Aberdeen) & M. A. Rodger (Ellon) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Two goals in two minutes early in the second half, the first from Cammy Fraser and the second from Eric Sinclair, earned Dundee two valuable points and stretched their unbeaten run to seven games.

Dundee got off to a promising start and might have been ahead after only three minutes when Fleming crashed a volley against the underside of the bar- after a mistake by Dempsey.

The Dens Parkers then forced three corners in a row as they put the visitors under siege, and although Sinclair was on target with a shot after good work by Murphy and Fleming, Hamilton keeper Ferguson had no difficulty in saving.

The visitors were taking some time to settle and 15 minutes were gone before we saw their first real attack.

But Dundee were soon camped back on the Hamilton 18-yard line, and Ferguson had to be courageous with a dive at Sinclair's feet to prevent a goal again after good work from Fleming.

Cammy Fraser sent the ball high over the bar in yet another Dundee raid inspired by youngster McKimmie.

But on the half hour mark the home fans, and there weren't too many of them, were showing signs of exasperation after so much possession by their team and nothing to show for it.

Shirra came close with a free kick on the 18 yard line, awarded against keeper Ferguson for over carrying the ball.

The same player sent across a nice ball into the goalmouth but found no takers before Wright almost caught Dundee on the hop shortly before the interval with a snap shop from 20 yards which was far too close for comfort.

Sinclair got the second half underway when he tested Ferguson with a header from a McGeachie cross which the keeper did well to touch over the bar.

In 55 minutes Dundee sent on Williamson for Shearer and he was only on the park three minutes when Fraser ended the deadlock with a fine goal.

A Williamson cross was headed out by a defender and the former Hearts man scored with a low left foot shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net.

Two minutes later Sinclair put Dundee further ahead, and this time Fraser started it when he was fouled by Howie, took the free kick himself and his high lob for the far post found Sinclair who headed strongly into the net from close range.

Squad Statistics (as at October 14th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 17 - 18 -
Stewart MacLaren27 1517410
Stewart McKimmie17 1 - 1 -
Les Barr27 15 - 801
Bobby Glennie23 17 - 1182
George McGeachie21 141714
Jim Shirra30 16311818
Cammy Fraser23 9393
Jimmy Murphy24 16 - 776
Ian Fleming27 101264
Eric Sinclair26 15519163
Billy Williamson (sub)28 8 - 8822
Peter Mackie (sub)22 161393

League Table (as at October 14th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.