St Johnstone 0
Dundee 3
League Cup (Group 3)

St Johnstone 

0 - 3


League Cup (Group 3)
Wednesday, November 9th, 1983
Muirton Park
Attendance: 2,458
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Iain Ferguson (12)
Walker McCall (73)
Iain Ferguson (84)

Team Managers
Alexander Duncan Rennie Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
John Mackay
John Pelosi
Rab Kilgour
John Kennedy
Drew Rutherford
Ian Gibson
John Brogan
Ray Blair
Jim Morton
Stuart Beedie
Bobby Geddes .1
Stewart McKimmie .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Jim Smith .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Peter Mackie .7
Andy Geddes .8
Iain Ferguson .9
Walker McCall .10
Ray Stephen .11

Alex Caldwell
Andy Brannigan
Albert Kidd .12
Colin McGlashan .14

None. Albert Kidd for Andy Geddes (64)
Colin McGlashan for Peter Mackie (85)

Drew Rutherford None.

Red Cards
Stuart Beedie None.

Match Officials

W. McLeish (Stonehouse) (Referee)
W. W. Laidlaw (Edinburgh) & R. G. Robertson (Edinburgh) (Assistants)

Match Report

Dundee set themselves up for a League Cup section decider against Aberdeen with victory in farical conditions at Perth.

A thick mist fell on Muirton Park just after half time and the game of continued throughout with neither goal visible from the half way line. A greasy surface made things difficult for both sides at the start and it was inevitable that a mistake brought the first goal.

Kennedy miskicked a harmless looking cross and, with Saints keeper Baines rooted to the spot FERGUSON ran in to head into the net after 12 minutes

Dundee were not allowed to settle and, with Morton showing up well down the left, Saints were by no means out of things.

Conditions reached farcical point 10 minutes into the second half when the thick mist enveloped Muirton. The referee called halt for two minutes to consult with his linesmen, then allowed play to continue. A conditions grew gloomier so did the mood of the spectators who made their feelings known at only seeing half the game.

Out of the gloom Dundee struck again in the 73rd minute just after Rutherford had almost equalised from a Gibson free-kick. The visitor broke down the left and the cross found MCCALL all on his own to shoot past Baines.

FERGUSON scored his second six minutes from time when again, he had all the time in the world to lob over the advancing keeper.

Saints gloom was complete when Stuart Beedie was sent off, apparently for a bad tackle.

Match report written by Aberdeen Press and Journal

Squad Statistics (as at November 9th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 9 - 77 -
Stewart McKimmie - 18 - 96 -
Jim Smith - 12 - 703
Andy Geddes - 81308
Bobby Glennie - 1212393
Tosh McKinlay18 17 - 18 -
Cammy Fraser - 17113319
Peter Mackie - 14316222
Iain Ferguson - 17911845
Walker McCall - 148148
Ray Stephen - 17 - 11222
Colin McGlashan (sub) - 1 - 3 -
Albert Kidd (sub) - 121728

League Table (as at November 9th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.