Dundee 2
Airdrieonians 0
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Dundee
2 - 0
Airdrie 

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Wednesday, February 19th, 1986
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,010
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ray Stephen 
Vince Mennie 
None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. John McCormack
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Rab Shannon
8. Ray Stephen
9. Vince Mennie
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ross Jack
Unknown.

Bench
12. Stuart Rafferty
14. Graham Harvey
None.

Substitutions
Stuart Rafferty for Bobby Connor
Graham Harvey for Rab Shannon
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A. Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
W. Scott (Perth) & C. L. Ross (Perth) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at February 19th, 1986)


1985-86 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK) - 30 - 148 -
John McCormack - 232659
Jim Smith - 2711556
Stewart Forsyth24 7 - 22 -
Tosh McKinlay21 18 - 1076
Rab Shannon19 292392
Jim Duffy26 30 - 30 -
Vince Mennie - 3232
Bobby Connor - 3027111
Ross Jack - 8 - 8 -
Ray Stephen - 281119847
Stuart Rafferty (sub)24 243687
Graham Harvey (sub)23 256358






League Table (as at February 19th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


In our last two matches against Celtic and Hearts it is a case of what might have been. In both matches we started well and got an early goal and this was followed by a good break in that Bobby Geddes saved a penalty in each match. We did not capatilise on these factors and as a result we ended up by losing both games. The performance of these last two matches will not be repeated again this season and the players are in no doubt that they will have to step up their performance. We must not dwell too long on looking behind as the games against Celtic and Hearts are now past and today we have a Cup match to look forward to.

The Cup is really important for us as it is vital for the team still to be involved in the Cup at this stage. We must look forward and not repeat the same mistakes of the last two weeks. The players know that they will have to step up their performance to get a result today against Airdrie. I watched Airdrie in the last round against Partick Thistle and the reason they are our visitors today is due to the fact that they never gave up even when a goal down in the replay. We are pleased to meet Airdrie at home but are aware that nothing but our best form will do.

At a time of the season when I was looking for the team to put together a string of results we have been hit by injuries. This is in no way an excuse for our current form as all the players who take the field are on the park to do a job. But having a steady side is important if a club wants to achieve success and we at Dens Park are looking for that type of success. Hearts, Aberdeen and Dundee United have all been able to put together a good run of results because they have fielded virtually unchanged sides that is what we must aim for. At the end of the day it is up to everyone connected with the Club to find the answer to fielding a successful side and we will find the answer.

The team has been pleased with the volume of our away support and we recognise that we have a hard core to travel to away matches. We sincerely appreciate their support and it is these supporters who recognise that we will succeed but also understand that the Club are improving all the time.