Dundee 5
Dunfermline Athletic 0
League (Premier Division)

5 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 29th, 1987
Dens Park
Attendance: 7,564
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tommy Coyne (16)
Tommy Coyne (pen.) (35)
Tommy Coyne (44)
Keith Wright (48)
Tommy Coyne (56)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Jim Leishman

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

12. Graham Harvey
14. Ross Jack

Graham Harvey for Keith Wright
Ross Jack for Tommy Coyne
Irvine for Cowie
Thomson for Donnelly

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

I. R. Cathcart (Bridge of Allan) (Referee)
A. Freeland (Aberdeen) & C. McBeth (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

Dunfermline are fast finding out how hard life is in the Premier League.

Dundee's Tommy Coyne hammered in a hat-trick in a first half which the Fifers spent mostly on the rack.

Although well in command it took Dundee a while to score, but what a beauty it was when it came.

Keith Wright split the Dunfermline defence with a pass and McKinlay's inch perfect cross was headed strongly past the helpless Westwater by Coyne.

Dundee's second came via a penalty after Dave Young had upended Keith Wright. Coyne did his usual immaculate job from the spot.

Coyne's hat-trick came just before the break following a short corner from lan Angus to the ever-eager McKinlay.

The full-back's cross was thumped into the roof of the net by the jubilant Coyne. If ever the Fifers needed a Jim Leishman speech to boost morale it was then, but the second session was no different from the first and Dundee's superiority was soon emphasised by a fourth goal.

McKinlay sent Glennie off on the overlap and his cross from the left flank was brilliantly headed in by Keith Wright.

Coyne completed the rout for Dundee with his own fourth goal after Shannon had released McKinlay down the left to fire a cross into the box.

Man of the Match-It has to be TOMMY COYNE, of Dundee.

Squad Statistics (as at August 29th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 7 - 221 -
Jim Duffy28 6 - 992
Stewart Forsyth25 7 - 722
Bobby Glennie29 6 - 3696
Tosh McKinlay22 711639
Rab Shannon21 7 - 1058
Jim Smith26 6 - 2197
Ian Angus - 71437
Vince Mennie23 5 - 443
Tommy Coyne24 793424
Keith Wright22 753218
Graham Harvey (sub)25 3 - 9028
Ross Jack (sub)28 3 - 477

League Table (as at August 29th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

It was good to get back into the habit of winning again on Wednesday night after our disappointment last Saturday.

In both of these games the players have worked hard and created a good number of scoring opportunities, however, as was seen last Saturday if these chances are not taken then you are always liable for the counter attack which puts you behind. All credit to St. Mirren, they came here deter- mined not to lose the game and defended well.

Wednesday saw us over- come Meadowbank comfortably. The players made sure there would be no repeat of last season's cup tie.

The performance was very good but was marred by the fact too many chances were squandered.

What was pleasing was the support at both games, it is couraging to see and hear so many of you.

Today we welcome newly promoted Dunfermline who have started this season very well and will obviously be determined to continue in that manner today.

It will be interesting to hear what sermon their flamboyant manager Jim Leishman will use today.

I am sure today's game will be an entertaining one.