Dundee 1
Kilmarnock 1 (3-2 on pens)
League Cup (2nd Round)

1 - 1
(3-2 on pens.)

League Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, August 29th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,367
7:30 PM Kick-off

John Brown (47)
Derrick McDicken (45)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Jim Clunie

Starting Eleven
1. Tam Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Ray Stephen
8. John Brown
9. Walker McCall
10. Bobby Connor
11. Derek McWilliams
Alan McCulloch
Stuart McLean
Alan Robertson
Derrick McDicken
Paul Clarke
Robert Clark
Sam McGivern
Andy Brown
Scott Cuthbertson
Lawrie McKinna
Bobby McConville

12. Jim Smith
14. Albert Kidd
John McEachran
Lenny Lowe

Albert Kidd for Derek McWilliams

None. Scott Cuthbertson

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
T. Wilson (Bridge of Allan) & J. Kane (Broxburn) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tam Carson (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Tosh McKinlay19 5 - 533
George McGeachie25 5 - 2008
Bobby Glennie - 5 - 2694
John McCormack - 5 - 5 -
John Brown - 4141
Stuart Rafferty23 5151
Bobby Connor - 5151
Derek McWilliams - 3 - 3 -
Walker McCall - 414420
Ray Stephen - 5313329
Albert Kidd (sub) - 5 - 10210

League Table (as at August 29th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

We have another chance tonight to get our act together following the great disappointment of Saturday's setback against Dumbarton.

The start we've made to the Premier campaign has been nothing less than disastrous but this is not the time to press the panic button.

Instead, we will be concentrating on working and pulling together to try to regain the confidence and assurance that is missing from our play just now.

All of us here at Dens realise the importance of getting off to a good start and our failure to do just that has been a great disappointment to me, the players and of course the supporters.

There are players here at Dens who have suffered in the past because of bad starts and the precarious consequences and I'm convinced that we'll really see the best of them once the team is able to go about it's business in an assured and confident fashion.

Saturday was another example of the team losing goals and then struggling and at Boghead we were chasing the game from within two minutes of the start.

Our newcomers - as I've said before will be good players for this club but it is a hard enough job to settle into new surroundings and cope with new methods without having to give every team a goal of a start.

I'm certain that we would have won comfortably on Saturday had we not lost the first goal and although we've lost all three Premier League matches only by the odd goal, that is no excuse.

All good teams are built on solid defence-we'll be giving this our full attention-and I'm happy at our ability to go forward and make chances. But we need that extra confidence which seems to go out the window when we go a goal down.

The visit of Kilmarnock tonight presents this club with the great opportunity of getting to the quarter-final of one of the major competitions.

We'll be going about this game in a similar manner to when we played Hamilton and if we do our jobs right we should be in the draw.

It's important that we keep doing the things we believe to be right and although we're always learning about the best permutation, changes will continue to be made until we come up with the right answer.