St Johnstone 0
Dundee 2
League (Premier Division)

St Johnstone 

0 - 2


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 8th, 1983
Muirton Park
Attendance: 3,709
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Walker McCall (62)
Andy Geddes (88)

Team Managers
Alexander Duncan Rennie Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Mike McDonald
2. Rab Kilgour
3. Raymond Day
4. Dougie Barron
5 Alex Caldwell
6. Drew Rutherford
7. Ian Gibson
8. John Brogan
9. Derek Addison
10. Jim Morton
11. Stuart Beedie
Bobby Geddes .1
George McGeachie .2
Stewart McKimmie .3
Andy Geddes .4
Jim Smith .5
Ian MacDonald .6
Iain Ferguson .7
Cammy Fraser .8
Ray Stephen .9
Lex Richardson .10
Tosh McKinlay .11

12. Raymond Blair
14. John Kennedy
Albert Kidd .12
Walker McCall .14

Raymond Blair for Alex Caldwell (28) Walker McCall for George McGeachie (57)

Derek Addison (55) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

H. Young (Larkhall) (Referee)
J. Herald (Newton Means) & K. M. Cairns (Stenhousemuir) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sporting Post.

Youngster Raymond Day makes his Premier League debut for Saints at left- back. Rab Kilgour,left-back in the game against Meadowbank, switches to right-back to take the place of the injured John Mackay. Skipper Alec Caldwell and midfield man Derek Addison both resume after injury.

Dundee replace Walker McCall with Lex Richardson.

Dundee force an unproductive corner in the opening minute. Play is largely confined to midfield, the first real shot a speculative effort by Addison which goes well wide.

Keeper McDonald gets a ticking off for a foul on the advancing Richardson which leads to a free kick for Dundee just outside the box. Fraser's effort hits a wall of defenders. A dog invades the pitch and has a private game with the ball until it is eventually "captured" by the referee and removed.

A side flick by Morton leads to a 25-yard drive by Barron which produces a fine diving save by Geddes.

The cocker spaniel resumes its game and the game is again held up until it is collared. A cross by Andy Geddes is headed past by Richardson.

Obviously unfit, Caldwell has to be taken off in the 28th minute, being substituted by Ray Blair, Barron drops back into a defensive position and Blair takes over his midfield role.

A Morton header from a Blair corner gives Geddes some bother, but the keeper manages to punch the ball clear. Then a Gibson cross threatens the Dundee goal, but there are no home takers.

A timely interception by McKinley prevents Brogan from bursting through after a clever Addison pass in 37 minutes.

At the other end, McGeachie, up with his forwards, has a go from 25 yards, only to shoot high and wide.

Beedie tries something similar from a pass by Morton, but is not on target.

Half-time-St Johnstone 0, Dundee 0.

Reflections-An untidy first-half with both sides lacking inspiration and thrust. There's been effort, but not much more.

Stephen is left in the clear when the ball breaks to him after Barron and Ferguson clash, but only succeeds in shooting weakly past.

The haphazard pattern of play continues. McGeachie is carried off with a leg injury after a clash with Day.

A minute later Addison is booked for a foul on McKimmie in 55 minutes.

McCall comes on for the injured McGeachie and a cross by him looks dangerous until it is cut out by the Perth keeper. Beedie goes solo and tests Geddes with an angular shot.

Dundee open the scoring in 62 minutes. Fraser sends a long ball down the wing to Stephen who cuts it back to MCCALL who volleys home from 10 yards.

In a goal mouth scramble, Stephen is practically back on his own line to save an awkward situation by turning the bobbing ball out for a safety corner.

Dundee are on top now and Ferguson has a good chance from a McCall pass but fluffs it.

Then Fraser works wonders to finally cross the ball from the right flag to McCall who heads just over when it seems easier to score.

It's McCall again with a header over the bar from McKinlay's cross.

And he makes Dundee's second goal two minutes from time by providing the perfect cross for Andy GEDDES to rap the ball home from five yards.

Final-St Johnstone 0, Dundee 2.

Summing Up: Ironically the injury to full-back McGeachie led to Dundee winning. The visitors put substitute McCall up front where he brought life to the attack.

Squad Statistics (as at October 8th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 3 - 71 -
Andy Geddes23 41268
George McGeachie24 12 - 1758
Stewart McKimmie20 12 - 90 -
Tosh McKinlay18 11 - 12 -
Jim Smith22 6 - 643
Cammy Fraser26 11 - 12718
Ian MacDonald30 113716
Lex Richardson24 3 - 3 -
Iain Ferguson21 11511241
Ray Stephen20 11 - 10722
Walker McCall (sub)29 106106

League Table (as at October 8th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.