2 - 0
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Derek Johnstone (59)
Colin McAdam (66)
1. Jim Stewart
2. Sandy Jardine
3. Ally Dawson
4. Colin McAdam
5. Colin Jackson
6. Jim Bett
7. Davie Cooper
8. Bobby Russell
9. Derek Johnstone
10. Alex Miller
11. John MacDonald
Bobby Geddes .1
Stewart McKimmie .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Jim Smith .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Albert Kidd .8
Ian Fleming .9
George McGeachie .10
Peter Mackie .11
12. Billy Mackay
14. Ian Redford
Danny Cameron .12
Ray Stephen .14
Ian Redford for Alex Miller
Billy Mackay for Davie Cooper
Danny Cameron for Ian Fleming (67)
Ray Stephen for Albert Kidd (76)
Iain Ferguson (60)
G. B. Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
Forget all about the romance of the Cup. There was no love lost between these two sides.
Rangers, perhaps predictably, march on, but their performance was again far from convincing in an often ill tempered match.
I couldn't help but feel sorry for Dundee. They took the game to Rangers and were on top when the home side broke away to open the scoring.
Almost inevitably, Ibrox cup expert Ian Redford was the architect.
On for less than a minute, he broke down the left and his cross was met by Bobby Russell. His shot was blocked, but the rebound broke fortunately for Derek Johnstone who stabbed home from around the penalty spot.
If that goal had an element of luck about it, the one which ended the match as a contest was impeccable. Cooper crossed from the right and Colin McAdam rose majes tically to bullet a header past Geddes from 10 yards.
The Dens Parkers never really recovered, but they must be regretting the chances they missed at the start of the second half.
Fleming left Mackie with only Stewart to beat, but Peter shot tamely at the ad vancing 'keeper from 15 yards.
Then George McGeachie didn't get enough power behind a header from close of commitment and fighting qualities which could yet help them out of their relegation worries- if they could unearth a goal-scorer!
Best for the home side were Jardine, Bett, Russell and Johnstone. Geddes, McKimmie, Glennie and McGeachie took the honours for Donald Mackay's men.
Cooper was booked for speaking out of turn, while Ferguson received the yellow card following a tussle with McAdam which looked like six and half a dozen from where I was sitting.
Match report written by The Sunday Post
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||21||21||-||52||-|
|Danny Cameron (sub)||28||26||2||26||2|
|Ray Stephen (sub)||19||19||3||46||11|
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