Rangers 2
Dundee 2
League (Premier Division)


2 - 2


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 5th, 1984
Ibrox Park
Attendance: 17,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Redford (27)
Davie Cooper (70)
Tosh McKinlay (60)
Walker McCall (78)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Peter McCloy
2. Scott Fraser
3. John McClelland
4. Dave McPherson
5. Colin McAdam
6. Ian Redford
7. Robert Russell
8. Robert Prytz
9. Bobby Williamson
10. Ally McCoist
11. Davie Cooper
Bobby Geddes .1
Jim McInally .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
George McGeachie .4
Jim Smith .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Albert Kidd .7
Lex Richardson .8
Walker McCall .9
Rab Shannon .10
Iain Ferguson .11

12. Derek Ferguson
14. Billy Davies
Colin Harris .12
Colin Hendry .14

Derek Ferguson for Ally McCoist (69)
Billy Davies for Ian Redford (69)
Colin Harris for Rab Shannon

Colin McAdam
Dave McPherson
Jim Smith (22)
Albert Kidd (25)
Jim McInally (47)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

L. B. Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee now need one point from their remaining two matches to avoid disaster. It should not be beyond them-but they sure have an appetite for brinkmanship as they twice came back from the dead to snatch a golden point from Rangers.

Ibrox was no place for the faint of heart as the players battled their way through 90 minutes which brought four goals and five bookings. In the end, I reckon justice was seen to be done.

The suspect qualities of the Dundee defence were apparent when their former star Ian Redford was allowed in to head the opening goal in 27 minutes from a Davie Cooper free kick.

Cooper, whom I've seen play better, scored the second after Russell made the running on the left. But both times Dundee clawed their way back.

Their first equaliser was quite superb. Ironically, it came from Youngster Tosh McKinlay, who last-week took such a verbal pasting from manager Archie Knox Ferguson's high cross reached McInally who cut it back to McKinlay. The right foot shot was steered perfectly past McCloy

And they fairly oozed relief in 79 minutes when a through ball from substitute Harris found McCall who stroked that so vital equaliser into the net.

Smith, Kidd and McInally were all booked for Dundee as were McPherson and McAdam for a quite atrocious tackle on striker Lan Ferguson.

The youngster, of course, is wanted by Rangers but he never played to his true potential.

I must say I felt a sneaking sympathy for McInally's booking. He protested after the referee refused a penalty when Fraser appeared to handle in the box.

Jock Wallace rang the changes, replacing Redford and McCoist with youngsters Davies and Ferguson. It made little difference.

Match report written by The Daily Record

Squad Statistics (as at May 5th, 1984)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)23 27 - 95 -
Jim Smith22 411994
George McGeachie25 31 - 1948
Tosh McKinlay19 453463
Rab Shannon18 6 - 6 -
Bobby Glennie26 3522634
Jim McInally20 9191
Lex Richardson25 31 - 31 -
Albert Kidd22 3539510
Iain Ferguson21 431814454
Walker McCall30 38193819
Colin Harris (sub)23 152152

League Table (as at May 5th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.