Dundee 2
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
2 - 1
Rangers 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 15th, 1986
Dens Park
Attendance: 10,965
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
John Brown (pen.) 
Graham Harvey 
None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Unknown.

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

Bench
12. John McCormack
14. Bobby Glennie
None.

Substitutions
John McCormack for Vince Mennie
Bobby Glennie for Jim Smith
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. S. Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
W. McD. Hutchinson (Aberdeen) & H. C. McHendry (Glenrothes) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at March 15th, 1986)


1985-86 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)25 35 - 153 -
Tosh McKinlay21 22 - 1116
Jim Smith - 3211606
Jim Duffy26 35 - 35 -
Rab Shannon19 342442
Stuart Rafferty25 283727
John Brown - 27116922
Vince Mennie - 8282
Bobby Connor - 3427511
Graham Harvey23 3094011
Ray Stephen - 321720353
John McCormack (sub) - 262689
Bobby Glennie (sub) - 3113325






League Table (as at March 15th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


In the two Cup games against Aberdeen it was a case of what might have been. We are dis- appointed to be out of the Cup especially when you consider that we did not deserve to lose. Both at Dens and at Pittodrie we carried no luck at all and as most manager's will agree you need a slice of luck in the Cup to progress.

The games against Aberdeen saw us play possibly our best football of the season and many folk would agree that over both matches we were the best side. That is behind us and it is now up to the players to play away for the remainder of the season as we still have a lot to play for in terms of League position.

Rangers are our visitors today and for us it is a case of having a lot to play for. We have 8 games to play and our target must be to finish above Rangers at the end of the season. We are capable of doing this but must maintain our current form over these eight matches. Rangers will be a difficult side to overcome but the players realise that they must keep the momentum of recent weeks going.

Throughout the season we have lacked a regular goal-scorer other than Ray Stephen. A few folk have been tried up front without success and any players we have looked at with other clubs have either not been available or would not be able to do a job for the Club.

We had a great support at Pittodrie on Wednesday night and I was delighted with the numbers and the response from those who travelled. If we could get at least the same number at each home game we would have at least 4,000 people backing the team. Our supporters seem to make more noise in a big crowd and today gives them another opportunity to give vocal backing to the team. If we can build and increase on this support there will be greater encouragement from the terracings which all goes towards encouraging the players.