Greenock Morton 2
Dundee 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 26th, 1981
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,763
3:00 PM Kick-off

John McNeil (74)
Robert Houston (75)

Team Managers
Benny Rooney Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Roy Baines
2. David Hayes
3. Jim Holmes
4. Benny Rooney
5. Joe McLaughlin
6. Neil Orr
7. Robert Houston
8. John McNeil
9. Drew Busby
10. Roddy Hutchison
11. Daniel Docherty,
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Danny Cameron .3
Albert Kidd .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Ian MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Davie Bell .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Ian Fleming .10
George McGeachie .11

None. Ray Stephen .12
Peter Mackie .14

None. Peter Mackie for Eric Sinclair (67)
Ray Stephen for George McGeachie (84)

Drew Busby Les Barr

Red Cards
Docherty Albert Kidd (56)

Match Officials

K. Stewart (Glasgow) (Referee)
A. McDade (Barrhead) & P. K. Moore (Carluke) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

The memory of a dour match played in monsoon conditions was brightened by an outstanding goal by John McNeil.

It was something special, and just what was needed to erase the memory of the ordering off of Morton's Docherty and Dundee's Kidd in one of the most unpleasant incidents seen on a football field for many a day.

Docherty fouled Kidd. A free-kick was duly awarded, but Kidd rose from the turf and appeared to butt the Morton player. Not to be outdone, Docherty replied in kind.

Referee Delaney, standing some ten yards away, could hardly have experienced a more straightforward decision.

To more pleasant matters, however, and McNeil's goal. Hayes started it with a cross from the right. The Dundee defence cleared this, but only as far as McNeil, some 25 yards from goal, and the youngster's left foot shot fairly flew into the roof of the net.

But McNeil wasn't finished yet. Within a minute, he chased a long clearance out of defence, took full advantage of Barr's slip and squared the ball across goal leaving Houston's tap into the net no more than a formality.

They were worthy of their win, and if they did not catch the eye for artistry, they certainly did for in dustry. They were well served by Holmes, McLaughlin, Orr, McNeil, and Busby.

Dundee started brightly. but in rainswept and sodden Cappielow their over-elaboration and fancy work on the ball cut no ice whatsoever. Pass marks to Geddes. McDonald, Bell, and Fleming.

Two players were booked-Morton's Busby for a foul on Bell, and Barr, of Dundee, for a foul on McNeil.

Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 9 - 40 -
Les Barr28 7 - 1101
Danny Cameron27 6161
Bobby Glennie23 11 - 1612
George McGeachie22 9 - 1045
Davie Bell - 9 - 9 -
Ian Fleming28 114398
Ian MacDonald28 112112
Iain Ferguson19 743210
Albert Kidd19 9 - 9 -
Eric Sinclair27 10123281
Peter Mackie (sub)23 51728
Ray Stephen (sub)18 81359

League Table (as at September 26th, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.