Dundee 1
Meadowbank Thistle 1
League Cup (Group 3)


Dundee
1 - 1
Meadowbank Th 

League Cup (Group 3)
Tuesday, October 25th, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 1,853
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Cammy Fraser (29)
Gordon Tomassi (82)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
Terry Christie

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart McKimmie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. George McGeachie
7. Peter Mackie
8. Rab Shannon
9. Iain Ferguson
10. Ray Stephen
11. Albert Kidd
Jim McQueen
Lawrie Dunn
David Moyes
Peter Godfrey
Alan Holt
Walter Boyd
Tom Hendrie
Sandy Burrell
Gordon Tomassi
Chris Robertson
Mike Korotkich

Bench
12. Bobby Glennie
14. Colin McGlashan
Gordon Smith
Micky Lawson

Substitutions
None. Gordon Smith for Tom Hendrie (35)
Micky Lawson for Sandy Burrell (61)

Cautions
Iain Ferguson
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Colin Sinclair (Forfar) (Referee)
R. Brown (Glenrothes) & J. Dewar (Glenrothes) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 1983)


1983-84 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 6 - 74 -
Stewart McKimmie - 15 - 93 -
Rab Shannon17 1 - 1 -
George McGeachie24 14 - 1768
Tosh McKinlay18 14 - 15 -
Jim Smith - 9 - 673
Cammy Fraser - 14113019
Peter Mackie - 11215921
Ray Stephen - 14 - 10922
Albert Kidd - 101708
Iain Ferguson - 14711543






League Table (as at October 25th, 1983)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Tonight we welcome our friends from Meadowbank for their second visit to Dens Park in a match which should prove for us anyway to be a welcome relief from the pressures of the Premier League.

Production deadlines require that I write this prior to Saturday's visit to Easter Road and I can only express the hope that our lads managed to keep up the good work on Saturday.

Certainly, after our stirring victory over Rangers, the spirit and mood at Dens has been first class which all goes to prove what a great difference a few results can make.

The 3-2 victory was one enjoyed to the full by our fans and like the players and the rest of the staff, I was absolutely delighted that we managed to give our fans something to get excited about here at Dens after a lean and frustrating run of bad home results.

I must pay tribute to the application of all the players against Rangers and it was satisfying to have it confirmed from a variety of sources that we were deserved winners.

I was very pleased with the way the team picked itself up and stepped up their pace and work-rate after Rangers had equalised to make it 2-2.

But still, we must not ignore the lapses in concentration which could quite easily have cost us both points. We had played particularly well in the first half and one careless moment when the ball was given away meant that we took just a 2-1 lead in at the interval instead of the

2-0 margin that our play totally justified. You can always expect a fight from Rangers but still, we have also been asking questions about how we al lowed them to dominate proceedings in the early stages of the second half.

While we are pleased at the recent run of good results I would like to leave no-one in any doubt that we are still aware of our faults and that we are continuing to work hard at eradicating them.

I talked earlier about the relief from the pressure which a game like tonight's presents but it is still absolutely vital that we take both League Cup points from Meadowbank. It could be said that we are now in the driving seat following our excellent draw at Pittodrie in this competition and we must work hard to make sure that we can keep that advantage. And that means taking care of the Meadowbank challenge tonight.

Hopefully by ten past nine tonight we will still be on course for a crack at the League Cup semi-finals.