Greenock Morton 0
Dundee 1
League (Premier Division)


Morton 

0 - 1

Dundee


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 23rd, 1985
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,200
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. George McGeachie (18)

Team Managers
Willie McLean Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Murray McDermott
2. Frank Welsh
3. Jimmy Holmes
4. Martin Doak
5. Martin Boag
6. Jim Duffy
7. Willie Pettigrew
8. Danny Docherty
9. Alex O'Hara
10. Bobby Thomson
11. Ian Clinging
Bobby Geddes .1
George McGeachie .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
John McCormack .4
Jim Smith .5
Stewart Forsyth .6
Stuart Rafferty .7
John Brown .8
Graham Harvey .9
Bobby Connor .10
Ray Stephen .11

Bench
12. Dom Sullivan
14. John McNeil
Lex Richardson .12
Derek McWilliams .14

Substitutions
John McNeil for Alex O'Hara (75)
Dom Sullivan for Martin Doak (46)
Lex Richardson for Stewart Forsyth (60)
Derek McWilliams for Graham Harvey (87)

Cautions
Frank Welsh Graham Harvey

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D. M. Galloway (Pitlessie) (Referee)



Match Report


Newspaper extract from Unkown.

Poor Bobby Thomson. The big striker, on loan from Hibs till the end of the season, had his old fans in raptures as he stepped on to the park on his return to Cappielow.

That initial cheer from the hardy fans was just about the only one he got, however, writes a Sunday Post Reporter.

Bobby simply couldn't find a way round a Dens defence expertly marshalled by John McCormack.

That's not to say Dundee's strikers fared any better.

Graeme Harvey and Ray Stephen were, to say the least, ineffective and and the fact that the only goal was scored by a full-back speaks volumes. The game did have one

saving grace. Dundee's under- 21 defender Tosh McKinlay improves with every game. And while conditions hardly lent themselves to stylish football, he did hoist himself head and shoulders above the rest with some Inspired play.

losh even came close to getting his name on the score sheet. Mid-way through the second half, he ended a fine run on the left wing with a 16 yard rive which was tipped over by McDermott.

The one and only goal came when Connor curled a high cross into the goal-mouth, leaving George McGeachie to tuck his first-timer away.

Morton could hardly believe their luck when Ian Clinging was fouled inside the area with seconds to play. Unfortunately, they had even more trouble believing Bobby Geddes fine save from McNeil's penalty kick.

Best for the visiting side were Geddes, McKinlay, and McCormack. For the hapless Cappielow side only Welsh and

Pettigrew showed any form. Morton's Welsh was booked for persistent fouling and Dundee's Graeme Harvey joined him for dissent.

MAN OF THE MATCH - TOSH MCKINLAY, who was hopefully getting into the mood for Tuesday's under-21 game in Spain.



Squad Statistics (as at February 23rd, 1985)


1984-85 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)24 10 - 107 -
Stewart Forsyth23 12 - 12 -
John McCormack29 304304
George McGeachie26 3112279
Tosh McKinlay20 292775
Jim Smith23 1811195
John Brown23 307307
Bobby Connor24 307307
Stuart Rafferty23 322322
Graham Harvey22 7272
Ray Stephen22 31816034
Lex Richardson (sub)26 191521
Derek McWilliams (sub)25 153153






League Table (as at February 23rd, 1985)


No league table has been added for this season.