Dundee 0
St Mirren 2
League (Premier Division)

0 - 2
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 30th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,628
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Jimmy Bone (18)
Frank McAvennie (65)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Rikki McFarlane

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Blair
2. Danny Cameron
3. Chic McLelland
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Bobby Glennie
6. George McGeachie
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Albert Kidd
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Peter Mackie
11. Ray Stephen
Billy Thomson .1
John McCormack .2
Alex Beckett .3
Tony Fitzpatrick .4
Mark Fulton .5
Jackie Copland .6
Frank McDougall .8
Frank McAvennie .9
Jimmy Bone .10
Billy Abercromby .11

12. Brian Scrimgeour
14. Davie Bell
Lex Richardson .12
Alan Logan .14

Davie Bell for Cammy Fraser (58)
Lex Richardson for Tony Fitzpatrick
Alan Logan for Frank McDougall

None. Alex Beckett

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

H. Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)

Match Report

You can't thread a camel through, the eye of a needle, so the saying goes. But Ian Scanlon of St Mirren had a darned good try as he wriggled and wiggled his way betwixt the Dundee defenders all afternoon.

The Saints' winger gave full-back Cameron, and Dundee's right flank in general, a really torrid time.

It was no surprise when one of his crosses left the Dens Park defence in complete disarray and Jimmy Bone stepped for ward to whack an unsaveable 18-yarder into the net.

Not that Dundee had been out of it altogether. Ferguson and Sinclair had made several determined sorties towards "keeper Thomson's goalmouth.

Nearing the interval came the game's most controversial moment. Mackie lofted a high ball into the Saints penalty box. 'Keeper Thomson and Sinclair rose for it together and the ball bounced loose to Stephen who rammed it into the net.

No goal, said referee Alexander, indicating that Sinclair had pushed Thomson. The pattern of the second half was remarkably similar to the first. Dundee opened with a rampaging session of all-out action.

Saints weathered this spell, however, then stole upfleld to notch a second counter. McAvennie intercepted a short pass-back from Cameron to keeper Blair and turned the ball into the empty net.

St Mirren were by no means world-beaters, but in Scanlon, Bone, McAvennie, and Abercromby they had players who showed that extra grade of quality.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at January 30th, 1982)

1981-82 All Time
Alan Blair (GK)31 9 - 23 -
George McGeachie22 2121167
Bobby Glennie24 25 - 1752
Chic McLelland27 9 - 9 -
Danny Cameron28 212212
Peter Mackie24 2048711
Cammy Fraser24 212589
Eric Sinclair28 19524185
Iain Ferguson19 2294715
Ray Stephen19 1534211
Albert Kidd20 20 - 20 -
Davie Bell (sub) - 211211

League Table (as at January 30th, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.