Dundee 3
St Mirren 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
3 - 1
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 14th, 1985
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,290
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
John Brown 
Graham Harvey 
Ray Stephen 
None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Bobby Glennie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Rab Shannon
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen
Unknown.

Bench
12. Albert Kidd
14. Colin Hendry
None.

Substitutions
Albert Kidd for Graham Harvey
Colin Hendry for Ray Stephen
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

H. Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)
A. H. Wilson (Rosyth) & W. J. Johnston (Inverness) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at December 14th, 1985)


1985-86 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)25 20 - 138 -
Jim Smith - 2011486
Jim Duffy26 20 - 20 -
Bobby Glennie - 2013215
Tosh McKinlay21 8 - 976
Rab Shannon19 20 - 30 -
Stuart Rafferty24 161605
John Brown - 1775918
Bobby Connor - 2026111
Ray Stephen - 19719043
Graham Harvey23 163265
Albert Kidd (sub) - 7113314
Colin Hendry (sub)20 9 - 17 -






League Table (as at December 14th, 1985)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Today we face St. Mirren in our last home game of 1985 and my message remains the same, we must go out and win our home matches. St. Mirren made a good start to the season but have not been playing so well of late. It is up to us though to go out there and make the opposition worry about us not the other way round. We can recognise that St. Mirren are a good side but we also know that if we play to our potential we have no need to worry about their form.

In our last few matches there are signs that the players are playing with more confidence and it may be that we are about to embark on another good second half to the season. More players are showing signs of putting their game together and there is also the element of extra competition which has come to the fore in the last few weeks. It is hoped that with that wee bit extra confidence and competition the players will carry on the good work of late.

Last Saturday's match against Hearts must have been a good one from a spectators point of view. The football served up was good value for money and both sides showed their committment towards gaining two points. Make no mistake about it though, we wanted to win and were disappointed at dropping a point. We missed a number of chances that we would have put us in the driving seat.

I have noticed in our last three games that the team are getting back to the stage where they are creating chances and we look more likely to score. For a while there we were not making so many chances and this affected the team's confidence. The team are now showing a bit of form but are aware that they must continue to do so.