2 - 1
2 - 1
League (Premier Division)
John Brown (pen.)
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
12. John McCormack
14. Bobby Glennie
John McCormack for Vince Mennie
Bobby Glennie for Jim Smith
D. S. Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||25||35||-||153||-|
|Bobby Glennie (sub)||28||31||1||334||5|
|John McCormack (sub)||30||26||2||68||9|
No league table has been added for this season.
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.