Dundee 2
St Mirren 5
League (Premier Division)

2 - 5
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 7th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,582
3:00 PM Kick-off

Colin Harris (35)
Cammy Fraser (83)
Frank McDougall (5)
Frank McAvennie (17)
Frank McDougall (18)
John McGregor (48)
Billy Abercromby (78)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Jim McInally
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Lex Richardson
9. Walker McCall
10. Tosh McKinlay
11. Colin Harris
Billy Thomson .1
Derek Hamilton .2
Steve Clarke .3
Mark Cooper .4
Neil Fulton .5
John McCormack .6
Tony Fitzpatrick .7
Frank McDougall .8
Frank McAvennie .9
John McGregor .10
Ian Scanlon .11

12. Albert Kidd
14. Peter Mackie
Billy Abercromby .12
David Winnie .14

Peter Mackie for Walker McCall (13)
Albert Kidd for Jim Smith (65)
Billy Abercromby for Ian Scanlon (65)

George McGeachie (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Willie Mcleish (Stonehouse) (Referee)

Match Report

Before the game, Dundee manager Archie Knox told his players they were playing for the future of the club. But it wasn't long before that outlook looked distinctly bleak.

Dundee were caught cold with a McDougall header in the 4th minute, Fitzpatrick supplying the cross. The Dens' cause wasn't helped when McCall was stretchered off soon after, but a two-goals-in-two-minute burst then put Saints in Easy Street.

McAvennie got the first after a McDougall shot had rebounded from the bar. McDougall himself collected the second when he beat Smith in a race for a long through ball to lob over the advancing Geddes.

Dundee successfully reorganised their defence to counter the pace of McAvennie and McDougall and Colin Harris should have levelled the opportunities. scores with three golden opportunities.

Unfortunately for the Dark Blues he netted only one. Ironically, the chance he took was the hardest of the three, as he dived full length to head home a low cross from Peter Mackie.

Dundee needed a quick goal after the break to get back into the match. Instead, they gave the visitors a soft goal from a free-kick about 30 yards out. Keeper Geddes was at fault as he allowed McCormack's shot to squirm through his hands.

St Mirren went nap with the best goal of the game when substitute Billy Abercromby scored following a fine dummy from McAvennie which distracted the Dundee defence. Skipper Cammy Fraser scored a second for the Dens Parkers late on.

McGeachie, of Dundee, was the only player booked.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at April 7th, 1984)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 21 - 89 -
George McGeachie25 27 - 1908
Tosh McKinlay19 392402
Jim Smith22 351934
Bobby Glennie26 3022584
Jim McInally20 4141
Lex Richardson25 26 - 26 -
Cammy Fraser26 38515423
Iain Ferguson21 391814054
Colin Harris23 9292
Walker McCall30 34173417
Peter Mackie (sub)26 34418323
Albert Kidd (sub)22 2938910

League Table (as at April 7th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.