Hibernian 2
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)


2 - 1


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 2nd, 1982
Easter Road
Attendance: 8,281
3:00 PM Kick-off

Willie Jamieson (50)
Ally MacLeod (79)
Eric Sinclair (45)

Team Managers
Bertie Auld Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Jim McArthur
2. Alan Sneddon
3. Ally Brazil
4. Craig Paterson
5. Erich Schaedler
6. Ralph Callachan
7. Bobby Flavell
8. Arthur Duncan
9. Gordon Rae
10. Ally MacLeod
11. Willie Jamieson
Alan Blair .1
Les Barr .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Bobby Glennie .5
Ian MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
George McGeachie .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Peter Mackie .10
Danny Cameron .11

12. Derek Rodier
14. Billy McLaren
Albert Kidd .12
Ray Stephen .14

None. Ray Stephen for Ian MacDonald (62)
Albert Kidd for Danny Cameron (86)

None. Alan Blair (78)
Chic McLelland (79)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D. M. Galloway (Pitlessie) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

Hibs got the New Year off to a wi ning start with a hand from Dundee goalkeeper Alan Blair.

Five minutes into the second half, he came out to clutch a Ralph Callachan cross-and completely missed the ball.

It dropped behind him and striker Willie Jamieson bundled it over the line to put Hibs level at 1-1.

Then in the 78th minute Blair came charging out to block Hibs raid through the middle. His momentum carried him outside the box as he caught the ball.

That not only earned him a booking-one of many decisions by referee Galloway which mystified the fans-but cost his side the points."

Rammed For Ally MacLeod, who celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday, rammed home the free-kick at the second attempt.

His first effort curled neatly into the net at the right hand post-only for it to be ruled out while the referee booked Dundee fullback Chic McClelland for not moving back.

MacLeod wasn't the only Hibs man disgusted but he promptly whipped his second goal into the other corner. It was a shot that manager Bertie Auld up on the track conducting the celebrations!

It was a win Hibs deserved. They always had a bit more drive than Dundee, who were hoping for some relief from their relegation problems.

PerfectbBut the Dundee goal was a perfect example of the old hit and routine. run

Danny Cameron punted a long ball down the right, which Peter Mackie chased to the corner flag. He wheeled and flashednover a tremendous cross which Eric Sinclair met beautifully to bullet the ball past the bewildered Jim McArthur.

Dundee hadn't really threatened much up to that point. They did force a few corners but the main trouble for Jim McArthur was coming from short pass-backs from his own defenders.

Hibs were more forceful but lacked finishing Arthur Duncan managing to blast over from five yards after a Willie Jamieson header had caught the Dundee defence going the wrong way.

Dundee's problems were made worse when they lost big centre-half Ian McDonald after an hour. He was stretchered off with a leg injury and the defence had to be reshuffled.

After MacLeod got a second goal, Hibs piled on tremendous pressure and a header from Craig Paterson was cleared off the line by McClelland.

A goal would have been welcome bonus for a Paterson, for the big centre-half turned in yet another great performance.

Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Alan Blair (GK)31 7 - 21 -
Bobby Glennie24 23 - 1732
Les Barr29 19 - 1221
Chic McLelland27 7 - 7 -
Danny Cameron28 192192
George McGeachie22 1921147
Peter Mackie23 1848511
Cammy Fraser24 192569
Ian MacDonald28 233233
Eric Sinclair27 17523985
Iain Ferguson19 2094515
Ray Stephen (sub)19 1324010
Albert Kidd (sub)20 18 - 18 -

League Table (as at January 2nd, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.