Dundee 2
Clydebank 1
League (First Division)

2 - 1

League (First Division)
Saturday, November 1st, 1980
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,700
3:00 PM Kick-off

Cammy Fraser (38)
Ray Stephen (75)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Les Barr
3. Erich Schaedler
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Stewart MacLaren
7. Jimmy Murphy
8. George McGeachie
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Peter Mackie
11. Billy Williamson
Jim Gallacher .1
Tony Gervaise .2
Jim Fallon .3
Gerry McLauchlan .4
Barry Evans .5
Jimmy Given .6
Gerry Ronald .7
Joe McBride .8
Joe Sweeny .9
Blair Millar .10
Gerry McCabe .11

12. Ray Stephen
14. Jim Shirra
Tom McGorm .12
Mark Treano .14

Jim Shirra for George McGeachie (54)
Ray Stephen for Jimmy Murphy (74)
Tom McGorm for Joe Sweeny

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A. McGunnigle (Glasgow) (Referee)
B. K. Holgate (Aberdeen) & R. B. Harrold (Elgin) (Assistants)

Match Report

Dundee came from behind to deservedly win and carry their record to 11 games without defeat-and that's promotion form.

Hero of the game was 17-year old Ray Stephen, who scored the winning goal only one minute after coming on as substitute.

The homesters began in their midweek League Cup pattern and should have opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Sinclair put Mackie through near the centre line. The ex-Celt passed everyone, but shot against the legs of the advancing keeper, with the ball drifting a foot past the post.

It was all Dundee and then, totally against the run of play, Clydebank scored a beautiful goal. Left-back Fallon broke down the wing before sending over a beauty of a cross. Blair Miller met the ball with his head for Bobby Geddes to concede his first goal in seven games.

Near half-time, Barr took a leaf out of Fallon's book, moved up the wing and sent in a shot that Gallacher pushed out straight to Fraser who lashed the ball into the net from six yards.

Billy Williamson caused havoc in the Clydebank goal area, and it was no surprise when he set up the winner. His cross found Stephen, who netted with a fine header.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at November 1st, 1980)

1980-81 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)20 21 - 22 -
George McGeachie21 181754
Erich Schaedler21 18 - 952
Bobby Glennie23 21 - 1222
Stewart MacLaren27 1917810
Les Barr27 19 - 841
Peter Mackie22 201433
Cammy Fraser23 135135
Billy Williamson28 12 - 9222
Jimmy Murphy24 201817
Eric Sinclair26 19719565
Jim Shirra (sub)30 19312118
Ray Stephen (sub)17 2121

League Table (as at November 1st, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Our victory over Scottish Champions Aberdeen in the Bell's League Cup quarter final on Wednesday evening was an occasion of achievement and pride.

It was a major achievement to match the Champions man for man, move for move, on their own ground and eventually beat them It was a matter of pride that our lads pro duced the play to match the occasion and got such wonderful support from the fans who travelled north.

Just before this notable cup win we had recorded our first away win in the league since last November and we are hopeful it will be the first of many. It puts us into the top half of the league table and all our efforts will go into stretching our pre sent league run. But although league results have been satisfactory recently the standard of our play leaves a little to be desired.

Our run of ten games without defeat has been very satisfactory from the results viewpoint but league performances have also shown up deficiencies in our play that everyone at Dens Park is fully aware of and we are working hard to put them right.

We now have a set of portable goals and this is something I feel will be very important in training as one of our failings has been the inability to score goals in numbers relative to the level of our play. On occasions we have had most of the play yet failed to score. I feel the players get some joy from hitting the ball into the net and scoring goals and this is an important factor in training.

We have also taken delivery of video equipment to enable us to go over our games by seeing them again on the T.V. screen. This highlights slips and mistakes and the good points-the staff see during games and enables them to show them to players and talk about them. This leads to general improvement in the side. Many people do not believe in video in football but I have become accustomed to using the equipment and I find it can be a great help towards pointing out specific points to players.

The question many supporters are asking about new players coming to Dens. Park is a very tricky one because we are fully aware that we need to strengthen the team. But the money being asked for certain players I have made inquiries about is completely outwith the range of the Dun dee finances at the present time. We will always be striving to improve and the players we buy or succeed in bringing to Dens Park must be better than the players we already have. This is not to say the players on the staff cannot work harder at their game to improve their play and so save Dundee the expense of buying new men.