Dumbarton 2
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)


2 - 1


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 25th, 1984
Boghead Park
Attendance: 2,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Joe Coyle (2)
Joe Coyle (36)
Ray Stephen (43)

Team Managers
Davie Wilson Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Gordon Arthur
2. Mark Clougherty
3. Martin McGowan
4. Don McNeil
5. Alan Kay
6. Tommy Coyle
7. Stuart Robertson
8. Albert Craig
9. Joe Coyle
10. Kenny Ashwood
11. John Bourke
Tom Carson .1
George McGeachie .2
John Brown .3
Stuart Rafferty .4
John McCormack .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Ray Stephen .7
Lex Richardson .8
Colin Harris .9
Bobby Connor .10
Albert Kidd .11

12. Rob Campbell
14. Gerry Crawley
Tosh McKinlay .12
Robert Docherty .14

Stuart Robertson for Rob Campbell (87) Tosh McKinlay for Bobby Glennie (38)
Robert Docherty for Albert Kidd (75)

Martin McGowan
Alan Kay
Don McNeil
Tommy Coyle
John McCormack
Colin Harris

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

C. Sinclair (Forfar) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

Hail the Sons, first Premier League win ever, but beware of the man in the red jersey. Admittedly referee Sinclair only dished out six cautions against his eight at Firhill last week, but most were for fairly innocuous offences as were the majority of the many fouls he awarded.

However, both teams overcame the stop-go action to serve up a good game in the sunshine.

The Sons got off to a flier when Joe Coyle worked a cute one-two with John Bourke, spotted Carson off his line and chipped a beauty just under the bar.

Jolly Joe did it again for the second goal. Lex Richardson lost the ball to Tommy Coyle in midfield and the latter put Ashwood away down the right.

From Kenny's low cross, Joe Coyle took his time and nicked a beauty low into Carson's left-hand corner. Before the Interval Dundee brought on McKinlay for the limping Bobby Glennie and, at last, began to click. Ray Stephen collected a Connor cross, turned beautifully, and gave Arthur no chance with a fine grounder.

The second half was nearly all Dundee, but, aided by a safe-as-houses 'keeper in Gordon Arthur, the 'Sons held firm. Arthur, McNeill, Clougherty, Bourke, and the two Coyles were the Sons' stars, with McKinlay, Rafferty, Brown, and Stephen the best Dark Blues.

For the record, the cautions landed on McGowan, Kay, McNeill, and Tommy Coyle of the homesters, plus Harris and McCormack of the Taysiders.

Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tom Carson (GK)25 3 - 3 -
Bobby Glennie26 4 - 2694
George McGeachie25 4 - 2008
John McCormack29 4 - 4 -
John Brown - 3 - 3 -
Lex Richardson25 2 - 35 -
Bobby Connor24 4141
Stuart Rafferty23 4141
Ray Stephen21 4313329
Albert Kidd22 4 - 10110
Colin Harris23 4 - 212
Tosh McKinlay (sub)19 4 - 523
Robert Docherty (sub) - 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at August 25th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.