Dundee 3
Dumbarton 2
League Cup (Group 2)

3 - 2

League Cup (Group 2)
Wednesday, August 18th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,174
7:30 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (10)
Peter Mackie (49)
Iain Ferguson (66)
John Donnelly (pen. 46)
John Donnelly (pen. 82)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Billy Lamont

Starting Eleven
1. Alan Blair
2. Stewart McKimmie
3. Chic McLelland
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Iain MacDonald
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Iain Ferguson
8. George McGeachie
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Peter Mackie
11. Ray Stephen
Tom Carson
Albert Burnett
Martin McGowan
Frank Close
Albert Craig
John Donnelly
Joe McGrogan
Tommy Coyle
Alistair Brown
Mick Dunlop
Ray Blair

12. Ian Fleming
14. Gerry Davidson
Mark Clougherty
Ray Montgomerie

Ian Fleming for Iain Ferguson
Gerry Davidson for Eric Sinclair

Ray Stephen
Martin McGowan
Frank Close

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. R. Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
B. K. Holgate (Aberdeen) & R. M. Hopkins (Markinch) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from Aberdeen Press and Journal.

Dundee squandered a host of chances against the First Division men at Dens Park last night to leave Morton on top of Section 2 on goal difference.

In a bruising and sometimes ill-tempered clash, three players were booked - McGrogan and Close for Dumbarton and Stephen for the home side.

Dundee took the lead in 10 minutes when a slip by full back Brown, just inside the Dumbarton half gave FERGUSON the chance to race 40 yards before shooting low into the net off the post.

Dumbarton shocked the home side by equalising one minute after the interval when DONNELLY scored from the penalty spot after Glennie pulled down McGrogan in the box.

But three minutes later Dundee regained their advantage when Stephen's pass allowed Ferguson a shooting chance. After Carson had charged down his effort, MACKIE stroked away the rebound from close range.

The points seemed safe in 66 minutes when FERGUSON scored with a delightful chip from just inside the penalty box.

But the home side reckoned without Dumbarton's resillence and eight minutes trom time they pulled one back again when MacDonald fouled Blair and DONNELLY stepped up to convert his second penalty of the night.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Alan Blair (GK) - 2 - 27 -
George McGeachie23 2 - 1348
Stewart McKimmie - 2 - 41 -
Bobby Glennie - 2 - 1962
Chic McLelland28 2 - 21 -
Peter Mackie - 2110613
Cammy Fraser - 2 - 7613
Iain MacDonald - 2 - 253
Eric Sinclair - 2 - 25587
Iain Ferguson - 246624
Ray Stephen - 215915
Ian Fleming (sub)29 1 - 539
Gerry Davidson (sub)21 2 - 15 -

League Table (as at August 18th, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Tonight we welcome you to Dens for this first home tie in the League Cup and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your continuing support at the outset of this new season.

Although our opponents tonight are from the First Division this does not mean that our task will be any less difficult. Dumbarton, of course had a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Morton on Saturday and this I'm sure will make them all the more determined to do well tonight at Dens.

Our attitude at Pittodrie on Saturday was satisfactory for most of the game but it is my opinion that we will have to apply ourselves even more tonight.

How often do we see teams doing well against top-class opposition and then losing against sides "supposed" to be inferior. That is why we will be treating Dumbarton with every respect tonight and would like to offer a warm welcome to their players, officials and supporters.

Looking to the season ahead, I know that many supporters of Dundee F.C. are disappointed that I haven't added to the playing staff. On the credit side, we have many fine young players and they will be better players this season having had the experience of playing in the Premier League.

However, these are very difficult times for Dundee F.C. and we at the club must all strive and work together to restore this club to something like its former glories.

Every single person at this club appreciates the magnificent support we receive from the fans - as was evident at Pittodrie on Saturday - and we are all aware that we must give them some thing in return and this we will endeavour to do.

I promise that if there are occasions when we might appear to be short on ability the players will make up for this with aggression, determination and sheer hard work.

The playing staff have all worked very hard during the pre-season training and there is a determination on their part also to do better for the club and to give our loyal support som thing to cheer about.

LI am convinced that progress is being made at Dens and if we can get our attitude right - allied to skill and determination - then I'm sure we can win more games than we lose.

As Manager of this club I would underline that we are deeply indebted to all our supporters and we are fully aware of the work required to keep you coming to Dens.

I hope that this season will show a continuous improvement and gradual return to what you came to expect from Dundee Football Club in former years.