St Mirren 2
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

2 - 1


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 17th, 1984
Love Street
Attendance: 2,877
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Scanlon (pen.) (42) Ray Stephen (45)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Stewart
2. Tommy Wilson
3. David Winnie
4. Jimmy Rooney
5. Neil Cooper
6. Steve Clarke
7. Tony Fitzpatrick
8. Frank McAvennie
9. Kenny McDowell
10. Billy Abercrombie
11. Ian Scanlon
Tom Carson .1
George McGeachie .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
Stuart Rafferty .4
John McCormack .5
Bobby Glennie .6
Stewart Forsyth .7
Jim Smith .8
Ray Stephen .9
Walker McCall .10
Colin Harris .11

12. Peter Mackie
14. Brian Gallagher
John Brown .12
Lex Richardson .14

None. John Brown for Bobby Glennie (59)
Lex Richardson for Colin Harris (80)

Frank McAvennie Bobby Glennie
John McCormack
Tosh McKinlay (41)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W. P. Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

It's a hard life being a goalkeeper....and it's even tougher when your own fans are after your blood, writes a Sunday Post Reporter.

St Mirren's first-choice 'keeper, Campbell Money, has been sidelined for the past month after an appendix operation. I'll bet he's swamped by get-well cards this week from dis- gruntled Saints fans.

Certainly, Jim Stewart's blunder right on half-time gave Dundee a totally undeserved equaliser. And it let them back into a game in which up to then they had played little part.

But I don't think there was any need for the cat-calls that echoed round the stand every time Stewart collected a passback in the second half.

And the Love Street fans had plenty to be grateful for from the ex- Rangers 'keeper when he kept them in the game in 69 minutes. Walker McCall was through all on his own, but Stewart's dive saved the day. However, to the goal that upset Saints' fans. McCall's cross from the left dipped under the bar, the ball squirmed through Jim's hands, bounced agonisingly on the line, and Ray Stephen popped up to prod it into the net.

To say it was against the run of play is the understatement of the year. Saints had gone ahead three minutes earlier when Scanlon sent Carson the wrong way from the penalty spot after McKinlay had brought down McDowall.

Up to then Dundee 'keeper Tom Carson had kept his team in the game. In 14 minutes he instinctively touched Abercrombie's drive on to the post. Next he dived at McAvennie's feet to turn the striker's effort over the bar.

Then he had an incredible double save to deny Saints. Again at full stretch he stopped McAvennie's drive, and as the ball bobbed on the line, he got a fingertip to it to thwart the onrushing McDowall.

But he could do nothing to prevent Saints' winner. McAvennie latched on to a return pass from Rooney and from 12 yards firmly planted the ball out of Carson's reach for his ninth goal of the season.

Best for the home side were Clarke, Fitzpatrick, McAvennie and Scanlon. For Dundee, Forsyth, ex-Saint McCormack and Rafferty did well along with Carson.

There were four bookings-Tosh McKinlay for disputing the penalty decision; Frank McAvennie for a high tackle on Carson; Glennie for trying to administer his idea of justice at this incident; McCormack for dissent.

Squad Statistics (as at November 17th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tom Carson (GK)25 17 - 17 -
Stewart Forsyth23 7 - 7 -
George McGeachie25 18 - 2148
Bobby Glennie27 17 - 2824
Jim Smith23 511065
Tosh McKinlay19 182665
John McCormack29 181181
Stuart Rafferty23 182182
Colin Harris23 131303
Ray Stephen21 17514631
Walker McCall30 1415420
Lex Richardson (sub)26 7 - 40 -
John Brown (sub) - 174174

League Table (as at November 17th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.