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League Cup (2nd Round)
Tosh McKinlay (10)
Keith Wright (30)
Tommy Coyne (81)
Bobby Geddes .1
Bobby Glennie .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
Rab Shannon .4
Jim Smith .5
Jim Duffy .6
Stewart Forsyth .7
John Brown .8
Keith Wright .9
Tommy Coyne .10
Ian Angus .11
George McGeachie .12
Ross Jack .14
|Lennox for O'Brien||
George McGeachie for John Brown
Ross Jack for Rab Shannon
K. F. O' Donnell (Airdrie) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
Dundee moved into the Skol Cup third round with a comfortable victory at Hampden last night.
Despite the fact they were given one or two anxious moments, the Dark Blues were never really in any danger of becoming victims of a cup shock.
Sadly, however, victory was achieved at a price, with both John Brown and Rab Shannon having to retire from the fray through injury. Shannon sustained a back knock while Brown was taken to hospital in Dundee late last night for an X-ray.
"We're not sure if John has cracked ribs or is just suffering from bad bruising," said team boss Jocky Scott.
"Shannon's back has stiffened up and we'll have to see how he is in the morning."
Of the game the manager added, "I was never worried but we didn't play well."
Dundee's goals came from Tosh McKinlay, Keith Wright and Tommy Coyne. Skipper Jim Duffy received the sponsors' Man of the Match Award.
Queen's made most of the early running but with ten minutes gone, Dundee struck in fine fashion.
Midfielder John Brown ended a good run on the right by laying the ball back for Ian Angus.
The former Aberdeen player's cross into the six-yard box picked out Tosh McKinlay who gave Ross no chance with a superb overhead kick.
That goal seemed to settle the Dark Blues and deflate their amateur opponents.
Five times in the space of eleven minutes they created openings but Angus, Coyne (twice) and Forsyth were narrowly off target and Coyne shot straight into the arms of Ross when placed to do better.
Those let-offs, however, were merely stays of execution for Queen's Park whose defence was breached once more on the half hour mark.
Stewart Forsyth played a corner into the path of McKinlay whose accurate cross was headed home by Keith Wright who out-jumped Elder to bullet the ball to the back of the net.
Shortly afterwards, however, Dundee suffered a setback losing Brown with a rib injury. They played with ten men for a full five minutes to allow physio Eric Ferguson time to treat the former Hamilton man but eventually had to admit defeat and send on a replacement in the shape of George McGeachie.
With the interval approaching, Michael Hendry, who had earlier been booked for a foul on Duffy, came close to pulling one back for the home side when he was just off target with an overhead kick.
Manager Scott reorganised the defence during the break, the three-man unit of Smith, Duffy and Glennie being complemented by the addition of McGeachie at right-back with Glennie covering the left flank.
In 63 minutes the Dens Park side suffered their second injury blow when Shannon had to be carried off with a back knock. His place was taken by Ross Jack.
Both teams pressed for goals and Dundee might well have grabbed a third when Coyne got on the end of a Glennie cross only to direct his diving header straight into the keeper's arms.
Seconds later centre-half Jim Smith was booked for a foul on substitute Gary Lennox.
In 81 minutes the scoring was completed when Tommy Coyne intercepted a dreadful Paul McLaughlin pass-back and netted with ease.
In the dying seconds, Wright and Jack could easily have added to the tally, both came within inches of the target.
Queen's Park - Ross; McLean, McLaughlin, Boyle, Elder, Elliot, O'Brien (Lennox), Caven, Armstrong, MacKenzie, Hendry.
Dundee - Geddes; Glennie, McKinlay. Shannon (Jack), Smith, Duffy, Forsyth, Brown (McGeachie). Wright, Coyne, Angus.
Referee: K. F. O' Donnell, Airdrie.
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||27||4||-||218||-|
|George McGeachie (sub)||28||2||-||274||9|
|Ross Jack (sub)||28||2||-||46||7|
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