Rangers 2
Dundee 3
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final Replay)


2 - 3


Scottish Cup (Quarter Final Replay)
Saturday, March 17th, 1984
Ibrox Park
Attendance: 21,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

John McClelland (72)
Dave McPherson (80)
Jim Smith (22)
Iain Ferguson (63)
Iain Ferguson (84)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Nicky Walker
2. Jimmy Nicholl
3. Ally Dawson
4. John McClelland
5. Dave McPherson
6. Ian Redford
7. Bobby Russell
8. Robert Prytz
9. Bobby Williamson
10. Ally McCoist
11. Davie Cooper
Colin Kelly .1
Peter Mackie .2
Lex Richardson .3
Cammy Fraser .4
Jim Smith .5
Ian MacDonald .6
Albert Kidd .7
Iain Ferguson .8
Walker McCall .9
Ray Stephen .10
Colin Harris .11

12. Sandy Clark
14. David Mitchell
Colin Hendry .12
Rab Shannon .14

David Mitchell for Ally McCoist (61)
Sandy Clark for Bobby Williamson (78)
Colin Hendry for Colin Harris (84)

Bobby Williamson
Jimmy Nicholl
Robert Prytz
Dave McPherson
Colin Harris
Cammy Fraser
Lex Richardson

Red Cards
Ian Redford
Robert Prytz

Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
G. Milne (Inverurie) & A. Shearer (East Kilbride) (Assistants)

Match Report

I've seen many a nerve-jingling cup-tie in my day but, without doubt, I've never before clapped eyes on anything quite like this.

Talk about nail-biting. The fans, especially the Rangers followers, must have had their nails nibbled up to their elbows.

And let's get one thing straight. This was no smash and grab foray by Dundee. They came to Glasgow to play a bit-and did just that.

Dundee's task was made slightly easier by the second-half ordering off of Ian Redford. Robert Prytz was also sent off after time-up. But they still succeeded in looking the better team when Rangers had 11 men.

Many a team would have buckled at the knees after frittering away a two-goal lead. Not Dundee. They clenched their teeth and set about getting the winner.

It was my feeling all the way through that Dundee were about to burst a few coupons.

Sure, they had some lucky escapes and the post and goal-line clearances saved them a couple of times. But despite all the pressure late on, I felt Ian MacDonald and Co. were in command of their own destiny.

Certainly, big lan and his men had the Ibrox front men tied up and secure in their back pockets.bWitness the Rangers scorers!

To the goals.

The opener was a strange affair during which the Rangers 'keeper failed to cover himself in glory.

It started with an Albert Kidd corner which Walker McCall back-headed into a heap of players behind him. Nicky Walker, slow in spotting the danger, weakly palmed the ball to Jim Smith,

from whom it entered the net. No. 2, however, was something special. The ball sped from the boot of Cammy Fraser to the head of Ray Stephen to the head of lain Ferguson.

His header floated over the defence and ended up high in the net.

Rangers first was all down to a poor header by Walker McCall in his own box. The ball flew from his curls to John McClelland, who smashed it into the net.

The other central defender got No. 2. Dave McPherson's glancing header from a Jimmy Nicholl cross didn't give the goalie an earthly.

lain Ferguson got the winner. Yet another smasher.

He trapped the ball on the edge of the box and, with the coolness of a veteran, picked his spot in the top left-hand corner of the net.

Yes, a terrific result for Dundee. And don't forget Archie Knox had to field a scratch team with a couple of midfielders at full-back.

Colin Kelly was a nice mixture of luck and excellence. The central defenders were terrific, as were Cammy Fraser and lain. Ferguson.

Rangers? Jock Wallace got nothing from his midfield men, less from his front men (including the two subs), and a dose of jitters from his back men-the goalie included.

In a tough tie, referee Ferguson booked six players.

Bobby Williamson was noted for trying to put the ball and goalie into the net; Colin Harris for kicking the ball away; Les Richardson for dumping Davie Cooper; Cammy Fraser for a rude gesture at Ally Dawson; Dave McPherson for kicking the ball away; and Jimmy Nicholl for back-chatting the referee.

Ian Redford? He was sent off for hitting Albert Kidd on the face with the palm of his hand.

Then Prytz spoke out of turn after time-up and was red- carded.

*Richardson was also booked.

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at March 17th, 1984)

1983-84 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK)22 13 - 51 -
Jim Smith22 301884
Peter Mackie26 30417923
Lex Richardson25 21 - 21 -
Cammy Fraser26 33414922
Ian MacDonald30 223826
Ray Stephen21 30312625
Walker McCall29 29152915
Iain Ferguson21 341513551
Colin Harris23 5151
Albert Kidd22 242849
Colin Hendry (sub)18 2 - 2 -

League Table (as at March 17th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.