2 - 0
League (Premier Division)
1. Jim McArthur
2. Alan Sneddon
3. Bobby Flavell
4. Billy McLaren
5. Craig Paterson
6. Peter Docherty
7. Raplh Callachan
8. Gordon Rae
9. John Connelly
10. Arthur Duncan
11. Gary Murray
Bobby Geddes .1
Danny Cameron .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Iain MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Davie Bell .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Ian Fleming .10
Albert Kidd .11
12. Ally McLeod
14. Stuart Turnbull
Ray Stephen .12
Les Barr .14
Ray Stephen for Eric Sinclair (51)
Les Barr for Cammy Fraser (75)
A. McGunnigle (Glasgow) (Referee)
It was vital to Hibs' morale that they should win their opening league match against Dundee, who won promotion along with them.
Sure enough, Bertie Auld's boys did it at Easter Road, the scene of the unfurling of the First Division championship flag before the kick-off.
But they had to rely on a cheeky smash and grab to secure the points.
Tough tackling took much of the heart out of Hibs in the early stages and Dundee, had they finished better, could have taken a grip then.
A Ferguson long-range effort in 18 minutes nearly deceived Hibs keeper McArthur at the post to put them ahead.
Then Hibs delivered their stunning one-two. In 27 minutes Gary Murray found himself unmarked 12 yards out following a Rae-Callachan move.
His low drive gave Geddes no chance. Before Dundee could recover the Edinburgh men made it two.
A Callachan corner let Connolly get in a shot which was intercepted by Rae just inside the box and he struck another low one past Geddes.
A flattering lead but Dundee, who too often displayed more brawn than brains, had blown their chances early on.
And the second half saw the home defence, with Paterson outstanding, dominate most of the way.
Match report written by Sunday Mail
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||21||5||-||36||-|
|Les Barr (sub)||28||3||-||106||1|
|Ray Stephen (sub)||18||6||1||33||9|
No league table has been added for this season.