Dundee 0
St Mirren 2
League (Premier Division)

0 - 2
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 22nd, 1987
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,969
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. McDowall (16)
Walker (28)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Rab Shannon
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Stewart Forsyth
8. Vince Mennie
9. Keith Wright
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Ian Angus

12. Alan Lawrence
14. Graham Harvey

Alan Lawrence for George McGeachie
Graham Harvey for Ian Angus
McGarvey for Gallagher

Vince Mennie
Keith Wright

Red Cards
None. McDowall
Match Officials

C. C. Sinclair (Forfar) (Referee)
J. R. Gunn (Aberdeen) & P. Watson (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

There was certainly plenty happening in this incident-packed match. So much, in fact, that there was precious little time left for entertaining football.

Saints' battle plan was plain from the start-don't dwell too much on the finer points and emphasise the physical. It certainly paid dividends, but, frankly, it left a nasty taste in the mouth.

The visitors' first goal was about as simple as could be. A mighty punt from Money was misjudged by Smith under pressure from McDowall, who picked it up and fired the ball into the net.

McDowall proceeded to terrorise the Dens Park defence, not always within the laws of the game, however. He was booked in the first half for fouling McGeachie and, when he went in late on Duffy in the second half, the Saint had to go.

Saints second goal was as easy as the first. An Abercromby corner was cleared only as far as the unmarked Walker, who scored with a fierce shot which took a slight deflection on its way past Geddes.

Names that were noted by the ref. were Winnie, for fouling Coyne; Mennie for felling Cameron; Wright, for dissent; McWhirter, for tripping Mennie; and Ferguson, for pulling Shannon's jersey.

Man Of The Match-TOSH MCKINLAY. He refused to get involved and kept trying to play football.

Match report written by Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at August 22nd, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 5 - 219 -
Jim Duffy28 4 - 972
Stewart Forsyth25 5 - 702
George McGeachie28 3 - 2749
Tosh McKinlay22 511619
Rab Shannon21 5 - 1038
Jim Smith26 4 - 2177
Ian Angus - 51417
Vince Mennie23 3 - 423
Tommy Coyne24 533218
Keith Wright22 533016
Alan Lawrence (sub)25 2 - 61
Graham Harvey (sub)25 2 - 8928

League Table (as at August 22nd, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

We have followed up our opening game with Aberdeen at Dens Park with three good away victories. Our performance against Aberdeen was very encouraging due to the commitment and attitude of the players throughout the game, and the football played for most of the second half. Unfortunately, we did not convert the chances which were made and had to settle for a share of the points.

Our performances at Falkirk and Hibs were outstanding with the players working hard for each other, which was never more evident than at Brockville after Jim Duffy was sent off.

Queen's Park gave us a difficult game in our Skol Cup game but once again we had a comfortable victory and look forward to the next round.

Belated congratulations go to St. Mirren for their Scottish Cup victory in May. It was just reward for their manager Alex Smith who has worked hard for his success.

Although they have had an indifferent start to the season we do not underestimate the task ahead of us today.

Finally, thanks must go to you the supporters, the sup port at our away games has been great and very much appreciated by the players. The players like to hear you cheer ng them on. Let's hear plenty cheering today.