Airdrieonians (1878) 4
Dundee 2
League (Premier Division)

Airdrie (1878) 

4 - 2


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 10th, 1981
Broomfield Park
Attendance: 2,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Sandy Clark (pen.) (27)
Tommy Walker (62)
Sandy Clark (67)
Sandy Clark (pen.) (79)
Iain Ferguson (1)
Iain Ferguson (pen.) (47)

Team Managers
Bobby Watson Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Davidson
2. Tommy Walker
3. Jim Rodger
4. David Thompson
5. Jim March
6. Pat McCluskey
7. John Flood
8. Sandy Clark
9. Norrie Anderson
10. Brian McKeown
11. Willie McGuire
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Danny Cameron .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Iain MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Davie Bell .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Ian Fleming .10
George McGeachie .11

12. Colin Campbell
14. Jim Kerr
Albert Kidd .12
Peter Mackie .14

Colin Campbell for Willie McGuire
Jim Kerr for Pat McCluskey
Albert Kidd for Cammy Fraser (65)
Peter Mackie for Eric Sinclair (80)

Jim Marsh
Norrie Anderson
Jim Rodger
Iain MacDonald

Red Cards
None. Ian Fleming (31)

Match Officials

J. J. Timmons (Kilwinning) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

What a game. Only once in a blue moon do you see a game like this-a thriller containing more meat than the E.E.C. beef mountain.

And what a start. With the gale behind them, Dundee attacked pronto. A Cammy Fraser shot hit debutant Davidson's post.

Ferguson shot low from the rebound and Pat McCluskey, trying to clear, battered the ball past his own 'keeper.

For about 20 minutes it was all Dundee. Then Airdrie laid seige to Geddes' goal which had several miraculous escapes.

Sandy Clark equalised from a penalty given for a Glennie foul on Flood.

Soon after the game boiled over when Marsh and Fleming, who had been conducting a feud more violent than the Healey-Benn affair, clashed in midfield.

The net result was marching orders for the Dundee man and a caution for Marsh, which was a shade lucky for Jim.

The first half ended with McCluskey retiring injured and Geddes making a great save from Flood.

Turn round Dundee were at the early scoring lark again. Rodger handled-it looked accidental-and lain Ferguson sank a sweet spot kick.

Tommy Walker netted a magnificent 25-yarder to equalise. Then in a goal mouth melee instigated by Flood, Les Barr trying to clear, thumped the ball against Clark's shins from where it rebounded home.

Finally Flood seemed to make the most of it when fouled by Cameron. Any how, another penalty was awarded and Clark again made the most of that.

Anderson was booked for fouling Ferguson, MacDonald for dissent, and Rodger for persistent fouling.

Gallant, handicapped Dundee had great service from Geddes, Cameron, Glennie, MacDonald and Ferguson.

Airdrie were giants all, with Walker, Thompson, Marsh, Clark and Flood extra special.

Squad Statistics (as at October 10th, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 11 - 42 -
Bobby Glennie24 13 - 1642
Les Barr28 9 - 1121
George McGeachie22 1111076
Danny Cameron27 8181
Cammy Fraser24 101488
Ian Fleming28 134418
Iain MacDonald28 132132
Davie Bell - 11 - 11 -
Eric Sinclair27 12123581
Iain Ferguson19 963512
Peter Mackie (sub)23 71758
Albert Kidd (sub)19 10 - 10 -

League Table (as at October 10th, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.