Dundee 0
Heart of Midlothian 1
League (Premier Division)

0 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 24th, 1987
Dens Park
Attendance: 8,377
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Rab Shannon
4. Bobby Glennie
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Tommy Coyne
8. Stuart Rafferty
9. Graham Harvey
10. Ian Angus
11. Ross Jack

12. Keith Wright
14. Vince Mennie

Keith Wright for Graham Harvey

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A. Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)
G. W. Kerr (Falkirk) & R. Smith (Dunfermline) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)26 30 - 190 -
Rab Shannon20 304796
Jim Duffy27 292712
Jim Smith25 29 - 1946
Stewart Forsyth25 191472
Bobby Glennie29 3 - 3426
Ian Angus - 276276
Stuart Rafferty25 2129910
Ross Jack27 243323
Graham Harvey24 28147425
Tommy Coyne24 4 - 4 -
Keith Wright (sub)21 5252

League Table (as at January 24th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Our match against Hibs at Dens was a fairly difficult one. The ground conditions were poor, and the pitch got harder as the game went on. Having said this, our performance wasn't bad, and I was reasonably pleased with the result.

We were the more positive side, and were always going to win. While it is better to score from any penalties, the one we missed in this game didn't really matter, since the game was won anyway. The goals which we did score were both quite satisfactory, although both took deflections before ending in the net.

I don't like to single out individuals, but it was good to have Bobby Glennie back in action, and also to see the way our new signings Wright and Coyne have fitted in.

The Pittodrie fixture on New Year's day was a big disappointment, and although underfoot conditions were perfect, overhead conditions were poor. In the first half, we contained the Dons and played reasonably well, and we started the second in similar fashion. For the second match running, though, we missed a penalty, this one while the score was 0-0. Then we scored, Ross Jack getting the touch to put us ahead.

It was at this point that we made the mistake of not protecting our lead. Instead of sitting to consolidate for a short period, we kept on pushing forward, and as a result, the Dons equalised quickly. The goal was scored after a corner, and was a bad one to lose. This lifted Aberdeen, and they scored again following a free kick late in the game. The initial move from the free-kick was cleared, but when the ball was re turned, we were caught out. I felt that this was a game where we didn't deserve to lose, and wonder what might have been had we scored from the penalty and subsequently lead 2-0!

Last Saturday saw the postponement, due to bad weather, of a fourth League fixture, and we now face midweek matches against Falkirk, Dundee United, Motherwell, and Rangers. As we are looking to have a good run in the Scottish Cup, it is important that we don't encounter a pile-up in our fixtures over the next few months, so I'm hoping that no more to be put off.