4 - 0
League (Premier Division)
Frank McAvennie (13)
Tony Fitzpatrick (20)
Frank McAvennie (24)
Doug Somner (85)
1. Billy Thomson
2. John McCormack
3. Alex Beckett
4. Tony Fitzpatrick
5. Mark Fulton
6. Jackie Copland
7. Jimmy Bone
8. Lex Richardson
9. Doug Somner
10. Billy Abercromby
11. Frank McAvennie
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Iain MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Davie Bell .8
Peter Mackie .9
Danny Cameron .10
Jimmy Murphy .11
|2. John McEachran||
Brian Scrimgeour .12
Albert Kidd .14
|John McEachran for Jimmy Bone||
Albert Kidd for Jimmy Murphy
Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.
St Mirren had an odd recipe for success, writes a Sunday Post reporter.
They dropped their two top scorers (Billy Stark and Ian Scanlon), assumed the Dundee back lot would be their usual generous selves...and duly collected two very easy points.
Sounds like a nice afternoon's work. And that's exactly what it was for Saints only, of course.
Most of the action was neatly packed into the first 32 minutes. In that spell we saw ref Ramsay book three players, Ian Ferguson hurt his knee after a collision with a photographer's box, and three goals to settle the destination of the points.
The first was a thing of beauty. A delicate Fitzpatrick chip started it off. A perfectly placed Somner cross provided the ammo, and McAvennie finished it off with a diving header.
No. 2 found the Dens defence hopelessly at sea. Bone's pass split them wide open and Fitzpatrick accelerated away and beat Geddes with ease.
The third was even worse from the Dundee point of view. Abercromby and Richardson played a deft one-two, Richard on's cross was miss-kicked by Glennie and MacAvennie plonked it home.
After that, Dundee rather pointlessly employed 3 dreary offside game which rebounded on them when Somner collected an Abercromby pass and ran on to score.
A win for Saints every bit as easy as the scoreline suggests. McCormack, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Abercromby, and McAvennle shone in the gloom.
Dundee's front men were lively enough when they got the ball, which wasn't often.
There were three bookings and, surprisingly, not one for a foul. McLelland celebrated his first Premier League game for Dundee with a caution for hand ball. Team-mate Mackie joined him for dissent. Saints' McAvennie completed the trio for kicking the ball away.
St Mirren-Thomson; McCormack, Beckett, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Copland, Bone (McEachran), Richardson, Somner, Abercromby. McAvennie.
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||21||17||-||48||-|
|Albert Kidd (sub)||20||14||-||14||-|
No league table has been added for this season.