Dundee 3
Meadowbank Thistle 0
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Dundee
3 - 0
Meadowbank Th 

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Sunday, February 14th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,453
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Iain Ferguson (37)
Jim Smith (57)
Peter Mackie (87)
None.

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Terry Christie

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart McKimmie
3. Chic McLelland
4. Albert Kidd
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Iain Ferguson
8. George McGeachie
9. Ian Fleming
10. Danny Cameron
11. Jimmy Murphy
Bobby McKell .1
Lawrie Dunn .2
Dave Conroy .3
Peter Godfrey .4
Derek Brown .5
Gordon Fraser .6
Matthew McPhee .7
Roddy Georgeson .8
Tom Hendrie .9
Walter Boyd .10
Adrian Sproat .11

Bench
12. Peter Mackie
14. Ray Stephen
Thomson .12

Substitutions
Peter Mackie for Albert Kidd
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)


Match Report


Meadowbank were a Second Division club and not surprisingly Dundee were firm favourites to make the fifth round.

However, they didn't exactly have their troubles to seek. After four defeats in a row they were bottom of the Premier League.

A week earlier Cammy Fraser had asked for a transfer after being dropped for a game against Celtic. While a couple of weeks previously the club's financial plight had been highlighted with the announcement of the proposed share issue in order to raise cash.

The game was played on a Sunday to avoid a clash with the all-Premier tie between United and Hibs at Tannadice the previous day.

This brought an added incentive for both teams.

The draw had been made on the Saturday evening and meant the winners of the Dundee-Meadowbank match had a lucrative quarter-final tie against Rangers at Ibrox to look forward to.

The first-half was fairly undistinguished. Some fans felt Dundee had reached a new low when a few pass backs were directed to Bobby Geddes, in a game they expected to see the home side score a barrowload. This 'spectacle' was greeted with a chorus of boos. Dundee finally took the lead in thirty eight minutes. Cameron sent a ball up the left, which was missed by Meadowbank's Brown. Ferguson took advantage of this, and ran into a central position before un leashing an eighteen-yard shot which went in-off the post. Four minutes later a tremendous Ferguson cross produced McGeachie shot which just went past. a

Donald Mackay's interval talk-in seemed to send his team out in a more determined mood. Right from the re-start they showed more effort and played in a higher 'gear'.

They had only twelve minutes to wait for another goal. A Murphy corner was headed on by Ian Fleming to Jim Smith, who had little trouble in scoring his first goal in only his second first team outing.

Dundee seemed to settle after this and McKimmie shot from twenty-five yards, striking the bar, Ferguson stuck the re bound past the post.

With three minutes remaining Mackie (on for Kidd) completed the scoring. Cameron had squared the ball to him, inside the box, and he slipped the ball beyond the keeper as he came out.

So the 'St. Valentine's Day massacre' expected by the Dundee fans never materialised. However it was a comfortable enough win, with Geddes never really troubled. When Meadowbank did move forward he was well protected by central defenders Smith and Glennie.

Match report written by David Quinn (Matchday Programme)



Squad Statistics (as at February 14th, 1982)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 18 - 49 -
George McGeachie23 2321187
Chic McLelland27 11 - 11 -
Jim Smith20 2121
Stewart McKimmie19 7 - 24 -
Danny Cameron28 232232
Bobby Glennie24 27 - 1772
Jimmy Murphy25 9 - 11311
Ian Fleming29 164448
Iain Ferguson19 24104916
Albert Kidd20 221221
Peter Mackie (sub)24 2258912






League Table (as at February 14th, 1982)


No league table has been added for this season.