Dundee 1
Celtic 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

1 - 1

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 9th, 1985
Dens Park
Attendance: 21,300
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Brown (72)
Maurice Johnston (67)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
David Hay

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. John McCormack
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Stuart Rafferty
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen
Paddy Bonner .1
Danny McGrain .2
Mark Reid .3
Roy Aitken .4
Tom McAdam .5
Peter Grant .6
Davie Provan .7
Paul McStay .8
Maurice Johnston .9
Murdo MacLeod .10
Frank McGarvey .11

12. Walker McCall
14. Stewart Forsyth
Tommy Burns .12
Brian McClair .14

Walker McCall for Graham Harvey (57)
Tommy Burns for Tom McAdam
Brian McClair for Frank McGarvey

None. Paul McStay
Mark Reid

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)
J. Love (Garrowhill) & C. McBeth (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

A pal of mine invested £5 on Dundee to win the cup-when they were 100-1 outsiders. Even if they don't win the 100-year-old trophy, what a marvellous run he's had for his money.

First of all Dundee eliminated Rangers. Here it could so easily have been the other half of the Old Firm.

In fairness, a draw was the right result for this marvellously entertaining tie. Dundee had more clear cut chances, although it took a great save by Geddes from Johnston in the last minute to earn a replay.

But don't bet against this battling Dark Blue side at Parkhead on Wednesday.

All too often in the past they've crumbled when losing a goal to Celtic. Not here.

When Mo Johnston shot the Green and Whites ahead, the home side simply set to with even more resolve. When their equaliser arrived, no one could complain.

The goal arrived thus.

Connor fired over a wide corner, Bonner dashed recklessly from goal and John Brown got in first with a twisting header which bulged the roof of the net From 12 yards.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)24 12 - 109 -
Bobby Glennie27 31 - 2964
John McCormack29 324324
Tosh McKinlay20 312795
Jim Smith23 2011215
George McGeachie26 3312299
John Brown - 329329
Stuart Rafferty24 342342
Bobby Connor24 327327
Ray Stephen22 33816234
Graham Harvey22 9292
Walker McCall (sub)30 2326321

League Table (as at March 9th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

It's very pleasing to reflect on our latest good victory which we achieved at Easter Road on Saturday.

It was a good steady performance although we could be doing with scoring more goals. Saturday's win was was the latest in a series of single goal victories which continues our good run and sets us up nicely for this afternoon's Cup-tie with Celtic.

Everyone at the club is naturally delighted we've been doing so well lately and our showing at Easter Road underlined once again that we are becoming a lot more resilient as a team.

Perhaps we played better football earlier in the season when we didn't manage to get the results we were after but now our approach is certainly paying off.


And it seems to be working as it's a long time since this club last enjoyed a run like this. But we're making sure no one is getting carried away and we're all aware that there is still a lot of work to be done before we can claim to be be the finished article.

Scottish Cup week will always have a very special place in our football and we are additionally fortunate to be housing the tie of the day with the visit of Celtic.

They are a team expected to win something every season and that is reflected in the high quality of their players.

Today's game can't come quick enough for our players - they're all enjoying their football and they're battling really well which augers well for Cup-tie football.

This match is what football is all about. We'll have a full house, a great atmosphere, lots of first-class players and the prize of a place in the Cup semi-final for the victors.

This is the kind of big occasion match I've often referred to and as far as I'm concerned the more of these we have at Dens the happier I'll be.

It's great for the players, too, because they're in the entertainment business and every entertainer loves to play before packed houses.

This is the lifeblood for players everywhere and it should guarantee us a cracking match this afternoon.