St Mirren 0
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)


St Mirren 

0 - 1

Dundee


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 10th, 1982
Love Street
Attendance: 3,804
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Albert Kidd (25)

Team Managers
Rikki McFarlane Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Billy Thomson
2. David Walker
3. Billy Abercromby
4. Tony Fitzpatrick
5. Mark Fulton
6. Jackie Copland
7. Frank McDougall
8. Billy Stark
9. Doug Somner
10. Frank McAvennie
11. Ian Scanlon
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Chic McLelland .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Jim Smith .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Iain Ferguson .7
George McGeachie .8
Albert Kidd .9
Brian Scrimgeour .10
Peter Mackie .11

Bench
12. Jimmy Bone
14. John McEachran
Eric Sinclair .12
Ray Stephen .14

Substitutions
None. Ray Stephen for George McGeachie (23)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)



Match Report


Newspaper extract from The Sporting Post.

Cameron, Sinclair and McKimmie are all out of the Dundee team at Love Street. Sinclair is a substitute, but the others are obviously flu victims.

Their places are taken by McLelland, Scrimgeour and McGeachie.

St Mirren made three changes from their semi-final. Walker, Abercromby and Fitzpatrick coming in.

A promising move on the left by Fraser fizzles out. Saints first attack ends with Kidd beats two defenders and hits a left-foot shot which goes past.

Both sides are playing some neat football on a difficult, drying pitch in a troublesome wind. A pass from Barr finds Ferguson offside.

Smith takes a painful knock when he ventures into the home half and is tackled.

While Dundee are thin at the back, Saints nip down field and McDougall shoots over.

Smith recovers, and his well-timed tackle halts a promising run by Scanlon.

The wind is with Dundee, but it is not much of an advantage.

There is a distinct disadvantage to Saints when they are awarded a free kick at 30 yards out after the ball has run to Stark in open position. The free brings nothing.

A swinging cross by Scanlon poses problems for Geddes who holds the ball under the bar. McGeachie is limping after a tackle on Somner and in 23 minutes he is replaced by Stephen.

Saints seem to be taking grip on things when a Dundee grab a spectacular goal in 25 minutes. The ball is sent across from the right by Ferguson and there seems litle danger when it falls to KIDD 30 yards out, but his low, right foot shot crashes into the net with Thomson getting down too late.

A few minutes later Thomson drops the ball when challenged by Stephen. H

alf-time St Mirren 0, Dundee 1.

Reflections-Saints have threatened oftener, but the much-changed Dens' side have produced the only goal. Dundee have played steadily rather than spectacularly.

SECOND HALF.

Saints resumed with McEachran in place of the injured Fitzpatrick.

Dundee break out and a low cross from the right by Fraser sees Thomson hold the ball just before Stephen can make contact.

Geddes holds a long-range shot from Scanlon at. the second attempt.

Dundee are not content to defend against the wind and are doing their best to take the game to Saints.

A series of shots on the Dundee goal are either wide or hit defenders.

Stark has two chances. He sends both past the post, one from 10 yards and the second from 18 yards.

In one of Dundee's in frequent raids, Ferguson hits an overhead cross from the left, but Barr's shot is miles wide.

A great cross by Bone is missed by everyone.

The same player sets up another chance. This time Geddes makes a wonderful save from a close-range shot. McAvennie

An Abercromby block buster hits a defender 12 yards from goal. Dundee play out the last minutes in midfield.

Final St Mirren 0, Dundee 1.

Summing-Up-This was Dundee's fourth away win of the season and by far their most notable. It was a fine performance from the Dens Parkers, who held on to their slim lead for more than an hour.



Squad Statistics (as at April 10th, 1982)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)21 28 - 59 -
Bobby Glennie24 37 - 1872
Chic McLelland28 17 - 17 -
Jim Smith20 121121
George McGeachie23 3221277
Les Barr29 21 - 1241
Brian Scrimgeour22 13 - 405
Cammy Fraser24 3056712
Peter Mackie24 3259912
Iain Ferguson19 32115717
Albert Kidd20 322322
Ray Stephen (sub)19 2445112






League Table (as at April 10th, 1982)


No league table has been added for this season.