Dundee 3
Celtic 2
League (Premier Division)

3 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, March 20th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,746
7:30 PM Kick-off

Walker McCall (50)
Ray Stephen (56)
Walker McCall (77)
Tommy Burns (44)
Mark Reid (pen.) (83)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
David Hay

Starting Eleven
1. Colin Kelly
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Albert Kidd
8. Iain Ferguson
9. Walker McCall
10. Lex Richardson
11. Ray Stephen
Pat Bonner
Danny McGrain
Mark Reid
Roy Aitken
Tom McAdam
Murdo MacLeod
Davie Provan
Paul McStay
Frank McGarvey
Tommy Burns
Brian McClair

12. Colin Harris
14. Peter Mackie
Graeme Sinclair
Jim Melrose

Peter Mackie for George McGeachie
Colin Harris for Cammy Fraser (46)
Jim Melrose for Frank McGarvey (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)
D. Petrie (Aberdeen) & A. Wilson (Rosyth) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1984)

1983-84 All Time
Colin Kelly (GK) - 14 - 52 -
Jim Smith - 311894
George McGeachie25 24 - 1868
Tosh McKinlay19 351361
Iain MacDonald - 233836
Lex Richardson - 22 - 22 -
Cammy Fraser - 34415022
Ray Stephen - 31412626
Albert Kidd - 252859
Walker McCall - 30173017
Iain Ferguson - 351513651
Peter Mackie (sub) - 31417923
Colin Harris (sub) - 6161

League Table (as at March 20th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

This club received a great boost on Saturday when we beat Rangers and qualified for the Scottish Cup semi-finals and naturally I'm as pleased as anyone at the way we achieved that result.

But now we all must look to the absolutely vital business of collecting points to improve our Premier League position.

Getting to the Scottish Cup semi-finals is obviously a good thing to happen to any club and I'm hoping Saturday will act as a spur here at Dens.

I've said more than once that one outstanding result can give this club a real lift and I'm hoping that's the way it works out after Saturday.

I have no doubts whatsoever that over the two games we deserved to go through, and I was pleased with the attitude and application showed by the players in both matches.

One lesson I've learned in this game is that if you work hard and put enough effort into the task in hand you will begin to create your own luck.

Being in the last four of the Cup has the great effect of prolonging the season for the right kind of reasons and when you consider our suspension and injury situation on Saturday and indeed the way the scoring went - our 3-2 win was really quite an achievement.

The two midfield players asked to perform at full back certainly carried out the job the right way. I've said all along that players must learn to con tribute in other positions and Saturday was a classic example of what I'm looking for in this direction. This can give us more strings to our bow even if only in emergencies - and that can be no bad thing.

It'll be a good thing for the players to have a team like Celtic at Dens for tonight... as both sides have every thing to play for and this should add up to a right good game.

Celtic have succeeded in getting back on the rails of late and with Davie Provan back in harness they are now in the very good position going for League and Scottish Cup glory as well as maintaining their challenge for the Premier title.

It's the sort of game that players should be looking forward to and the fans should certainly be in for a good night's football.