Dundee 4
Heart of Midlothian 1
League (Premier Division)

4 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 7th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,960
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bobby Glennie (11)
Walker McCall (23)
Iain Ferguson (36)
Cammy Fraser (74)
John Robertson (87)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
6. Bobby Glennie
6. Jim Smith
7. Peter Mackie
8. Lex Richardson
9. Iain Ferguson
10. Walker McCall
11. Albert Kidd
Henry Smith .1
Stuart McLaren .2
George Cowie .3
Craig Levein .4
MacDonald .5
Dougie Park .6
Dave Bowman .7
Gary Mackay .8
Jimmy Bone .9
John Robertson .10
Derek O'Connor .11

12. Derek Paterson
14. Colin Hendry
Willie Johnston .12
Peter Shields .14

Derek Paterson for George McGeachie (75)
Colin Hendry for Walker McCall (83)
Peter Shields for Stuart McLaren (63)
Willie Johnston for Derek O'Connor (63)

George McGeachie (15)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Williamson (Renfrew) (Referee)

Match Report

Just what new boss Archie Knox needed! What a tonic for the home manager (and the crowd) to see their Dark Blues still so full of festive spirit. Fighting for every ball, running like men possessed and playing some good football, they gave their best home display this season.

Three up at half-time AGAINST the wind, Dundee even stepped up their game after the interval and McCall could easily have scored two in the first 20 minutes, one cleared on the line one belted wildly over.

Mind you, Hearts were a bit of a shambles, especially at the back. Smith had some shaky moments in goal, punching unconvincingly and dangerously far off his line-as Cammy Fraser demonstrated when he put the issue beyond all doubt in the 74th minute ramming a magnificent 35 yarder over the astounded keeper.

In attack Hearts had few ideas and the Dens defence, with Bobby Glennie outstanding, didn't have many many anxious moments. One did come the end minute though, when McGeachie armed one in the box but Mackay blasted the penalty wide.

Now a word about Dundee's three moments of triumph in Act One.

For the opener Fraser wung over a corner from the right and Glennie arrived like a train to score with a header which smith never saw. 12 minutes later the goalie came out, got mixed up with Richardson and slipped, letting McCall gain possession and roll the ball into the gaping net. Then McCall headed a McGeachie cross fiercely against the bar and Ferguson, a livelier attacker than he has looked for weeks, forced it over the line.

In Dundee side whose workrate was astonishing, Fraser, Richardson and McGeachie were three who did more than their share.

Hearts were triers all, but had no one outstanding on the day and were a little bit too lousy into the bargain. Their consolation goal might have been an own goal by Smith, but Robertson seemed to get the last touch. There were two bookings-McGeachie of Dundee for a foul on Connor, and Hearts McLaren for fouling Richardson.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at January 7th, 1984)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 19 - 87 -
Bobby Glennie26 2122494
George McGeachie24 17 - 1808
Tosh McKinlay19 271281
Jim Smith22 22 - 803
Cammy Fraser26 25414122
Peter Mackie25 24417323
Lex Richardson25 16 - 16 -
Iain Ferguson21 261112747
Albert Kidd22 181788
Walker McCall29 24122412
Derek Paterson (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Colin Hendry (sub)18 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at January 7th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.