Dundee 1
Dumbarton 1
League (Premier Division)

1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 27th, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,375
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Smith (93)
Kenny Ashwood (9)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Davie Wilson

Starting Eleven
1. Tom Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. John Brown
7. Stewart Forsyth
8. Ray Stephen
9. Colin Harris
10. Bobby Connor
11. Derek McWilliams
Gordon Arthur .1
Alan Kay .2
Mark Clougherty .3
Don McNeil .4
Steve McCahill .5
Patrick McGowan .6
Tommy Coyle .7
Albert Craig .8
Joe Coyle .9
Stuart Robertson .10
Kenny Ashwood .11

12. Albert Kidd
14. Jim Smith
James Simpson .12
Gerry Crawley .14

Albert Kidd for Derek McWilliams (60)
Jim Smith for Stewart Forsyth (70)
James Simpson for Kenny Ashwood (57)

George McGeachie (12)
Mark Clougherty

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

L. Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sporting Post.

Bobby Glennie, Walker McCall and Lex Richardson drop out of Dundee's team to face Dumbarton. Ray Stephen, Colin Harris and Derek McWilliams are back.

Forsyth sets things up for Dundee with a long ball into the Dumbarton penalty area.The danger is not cleared and Connor slips the ball back to McGeachie whose left-foot shot from 30 yards is wide.

A good cross by McKinlay is headed down by Harris, but there is no power in the ball. Another header by Harris opens things up for Stephen whose shot goes wide.

The Dens side seem to have playmakers aplenty while lacking a man with the finishing touch.

Dumbarton show them how it should be done in nine minutes when they take the lead. Joe Coyle splits the home defence with a great pass to ASHWOOD who races through a gap in Dundee's middle to hit a low shot into the net.

McGeachie is booked after a foul on Tom Coyle.

Dundee continue to dominate and a hard-hit cross by Harris is hooked over the bar by McWilliams from close range.

When they break from defence Dumbarton are play- ing some neat football and, their rearguard is forcing Dundee to shoot from long range. A 20-yard effort from McGeachie is too high.

McKinlay is providing a steady flow of crosses which are being cleared by the big defenders.

Dundee nearly find a way through when they play the ball across the park. Harris sends it to Rafferty, who is in the clear, but his shot lacks power and Arthur has narrowed the angle.

Forsyth tries a 40-yard shot which is well off the mark.

Dundee pass up a great chance in 31 minutes. McKinlay beats four men to send over a close-in cross which Arthur fumbles. The ball rolls to Harris, who stabs it past from four yards.

Harris sends over a good cross which is headed out to McKinlay whose 35 yard shot flies over.

Forsyth tries to catch Arthur out with an angled shot from close range.

The keeper next makes an excellent save from a Stephen header, when a Connor cross finds the latter unmarked on the six yard line.

Half time-Dundee 0, Dumbarton 1.

McGeachie forces his way past five defenders, but when he gets into the penalty area he can only manage to poke the ball towards Arthur.

McKinlay is not far off the mark with an angular shot, and the corner header goes just wide.

Stephen is given a shooting chance and misses by a whisker. McWilliams is not nearly so close when he lets fly from 25 yards.

Stephen is brought down and the free-kick is touched to Rafferty, who has two shots blocked.

Dundee's luck is right out when Forsyth crosses and Harris's header hits keeper Arthur, who is racing across his-goal.

Dumbarton send on Simpson for Ashwood, and Dundee re- place McWilliams with Kidd. Simpson shows his shooting ability when he hits a powerful left-foot shot. Carson stops the ball, but cannot hold it, and McKinlay clears.

Simpson next sends over a dangerous cross, which McKinlay heads for a corner. The cross is headed out to Robertson, whose 30-yard "dipper" hits the bar.

Dumbarton have done more attacking in a few minutes than in the whole game so far!

Clougherty is booked for upending Stephen on the edge of the box. From the free-kick a Brown shot crashes into the side net.

Dundee send on Smith for Forsyth, pull McGeachie back to full-back and push Brown into the midfield.

Dundee are looking slack at the back.

McNeill pushes the ball against Carson's left-hand post while the 'keeper and McCormack stand thinking the ball is going past.

The unmarked Rafferty kicks a good cross yards wide and Harris beats the ground as a header loops over the bar. Kidd almost does it with a cross on the run which is drifting in at the far post till Arthur pushes it past.

After three minutes of injury time SMITH saves a point with a tremendous drive from the left.

Final Time - Dundee 1, Dumbarton 1.

Squad Statistics (as at October 27th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tom Carson (GK)25 14 - 14 -
Stewart Forsyth23 4 - 4 -
John McCormack29 151151
Tosh McKinlay19 152635
George McGeachie25 15 - 2118
John Brown - 144144
Stuart Rafferty23 152152
Bobby Connor24 142142
Derek McWilliams24 112112
Ray Stephen21 14414330
Colin Harris23 111283
Jim Smith (sub)23 411055
Albert Kidd (sub)23 13 - 11010

League Table (as at October 27th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.