Dundee 3
Motherwell 1
League (Premier Division)

3 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 11th, 1982
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,621
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (pen.) 
Iain Ferguson (pen.) 
Ray Stephen 

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
1. Colin Kelly
2. George McGeachie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Ian Fleming
9. Gerry Davidson
10. Peter Mackie
11. Ray Stephen

12. Albert Kidd
14. Eric Sinclair

Albert Kidd for Gerry Davidson
Eric Sinclair for George McGeachie

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A. N. Huett (Edinburgh) (Referee)
P. Samuel (Macduff) & W. Crichton (Banchory) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 3 - 3 -
Stewart McKimmie - 8 - 47 -
George McGeachie23 8 - 1408
Jim Smith - 3 - 222
Ian Fleming29 6 - 589
Peter Mackie - 8211214
Cammy Fraser - 8 - 8213
Iain MacDonald - 3 - 263
Iain Ferguson - 787128
Ray Stephen - 746418
Gerry Davidson21 71201
Eric Sinclair (sub) - 8126188
Albert Kidd (sub) - 41433

League Table (as at September 11th, 1982)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

After the disappointment of our League Cup exit we are now down to the real business of improving on last year's League performance, and today it is a pleasure to welcome Motherwell back to the Premier League and also to welcome their new manager Jock Wallace.

We must try to overcome the disappointment of our defeat at Parkhead last Saturday as there were a lot of good things that came out of the game. Our defensive qualities have been getting a fair bit of stick from all quarters but on Saturday it took two very good goals from Celtic to prevent us getting a good result in Glasgow.

Motherwell, on the other hand, achieved a good result against the other branch of the Old Firm with a 2-2 draw at Fir Park and I am quite sure Mr Wallace will be very keen to go one better today.

Today is our first home league game and as I have said in the past it is vital to get a good start to the Premier programme. So although we played reason ably well last week at Parkhead we must go one better today and get a result against Motherwell.

Injuries have not helped things in the past few games and hopefully today we will have overcome most of them. The attitude and the skill shown in the first half performance against Morton when we took a 3-1 lead showed up very well for the future and we must try to continue that performance for 90 minutes.

The young players have adapted very well to the Premier League and as I have said on numerous occasions we must depend a great deal on youngsters. This is no disrespect to the older members of the staff who worked very hard to keep us in the Premier League last season and if we can all pull together the results that we all want to see at Dens Park will soon come along.

One of the realities of cutting back on our playing staff has been very notice able this past week when because of injuries we had to postpone a reserve game from the Friday night to the Monday night.

It may also mean that we have to throw younger players in at the deep end but if they have the ability age doesn't matter.

On the theme of younger players it was good to see Tosh McKinlay and Rowan Hamilton being invited down to Largs for the Under-18 select trials and we can only hope that they were able to show their true ability and continue a very good record of dee youth players representing their country.