Aberdeen 2
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)


2 - 1


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 24th, 1981
Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 11,893
3:00 PM Kick-off

Walker McCall (40)
Doug Rougvie (41)
Ray Stephen (76)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Leighton
2. Stuart Kennedy
3. Doug Rougvie
4. Neil Simpson
5. Neale Cooper
6. Willie Miller
7. Gordon Strachan
8. John McMaster
9. Mark McGhee
10. Walker McCall
11. Peter Weir
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Danny Cameron .3
Albert Kidd .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Iain MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Davie Bell .8
Peter Mackie .9
George McGeachie .10
Jimmy Murphy .11

12. Andy Watson Brian Scrimgeour .12
Ray Stephen .14

Andy Watson for John McMaster Ray Stephen for Albert Kidd (71)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

B. Robertson (East Kilbride) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

You've no doubt heard of the Bird Man of Alcatraz. Now meet Doug Rougvie, the bird man of Pittodrie. Just before the interval, the big full-back "swallow-dived" to nod a McGhee cross into the path of Walker McCall, who duly slammed it past Geddes.

Then just a minute later, dandy Doug rose like an "ostrich" to head another McGhee cross into the net. That double hammer blow was a real sickener for Dundee, who up to that point had given as good as they got.

Indeed, Ferguson had already found the net, but was given offside. Further more, a shot from Albert Kidd had hit the inside of the crossbar and bounced back out again.

All Aberdeen had to offer against that was a McCall header well saved by Geddes.

Into the second half, Dundee were seemingly still punch drunk after the double blow. and Mark McGhee' took the chance to show some of his exciting talents. The Dons striker wriggled his way through a web of defenders, and his final shot sizzled just past the post.

But the substitution of Ray Stephen for Albert Kidd signalled a late fight back by the Taysiders and they came desperately near to winning a point.

Minutes after arriving on the field, Stephen nodded the ball into the net after Leighton had weakly parried away a corner kick.

Almost immediately afterwards Dundee were awarded a free kick just outside the Dons penalty area and in the ensuing goalmouth scramble Peter Mackie prodded the ball home. Yet despite Dundee protests referee Robertson disallowed the goal for a foul on Leighton.

Dundee can feel unlucky. They created as many good chances as the Dons, and Glennie, MacDonald, Ferguson, and Bell worked like Trojans to earn some reward Aberdeen almost let this game slip out of their grasp.

It must be said, however, the Dons played some excellent foot ball and had no real failures, with Rougvie, Cooper, Simpson, and McGhee always prominent.

Squad Statistics (as at October 24th, 1981)

1981-82 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 13 - 44 -
Les Barr28 10 - 1131
George McGeachie22 1311096
Danny Cameron27 102102
Bobby Glennie24 14 - 1652
Iain MacDonald28 152152
Peter Mackie23 91778
Davie Bell - 13 - 13 -
Jimmy Murphy25 4 - 10811
Albert Kidd20 12 - 12 -
Iain Ferguson19 1173713
Ray Stephen (sub)18 1023710

League Table (as at October 24th, 1981)

No league table has been added for this season.