Motherwell 0
Dundee 2
League (Premier Division)


0 - 2


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 26th, 1987
Fir Park
Attendance: 2,656
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Graham Harvey (36)
Tommy Coyne (56)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes .1
George McGeachie .2
Tosh McKinlay .3
Bobby Glennie .4
Jim Smith .5
Gordon Chisholm .6
Vince Mennie .7
John Brown .8
Graham Harvey .9
Tommy Coyne .10
Rab Shannon .11

Ross Jack .12
Ian Angus .14

Wright for Philliben
Candlish for Farningham
Ross Jack for Vince Mennie

Farningham George McGeachie
Rab Shannon
Tosh McKinlay

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. F. McGilivray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee convincingly won the battle of the defeated Skol Cup semi finalists, leaving Motherwell to anticipate a season which on the evidence of this punchless performance, will be a long struggle for Premier League survival.

The homesters had the upper hand in the early stages, Fairlie and Smith both going close with the new-look Dundee defence anything but certain.

Fine runs by Gahagan and Russell came to nothing as Motherwell continued to dominate without troubling Geddes.

The men in blue continued to give the ball away with monotonous regularity, but they took the lead against the run of play when Coyne put Harvey through to score from close range. Coyne himself almost added a second with a delightful chip that went just over.

The visitors restarted very positively, and a great volley from Tommy Coyne put them further ahead when a linesman signalled that his shot, which hit the underside of the bar and bounced out, had crossed the line.

That goal completely drained the home side's confidence, and 'Well's fans voiced their disapproval at their side's lack of punch in attack as Dundee coasted home.

The unconvincing Mr McGilivray contrived to book four players-Farnin ham, of Motherwell, and McGeachie, Shannon, and McKinlay, of Dundee.

In a disappointing home performance only Wishart, Russell, and Gahagan showed anything like their true form. For the visitors, who improved the longer the game went on, Geddes, McKinlay and Coyne were best.

Man of the Match-TOM COYNE, who provided what little goal threat there was and scored a fine goal himself.


Motherwell - Duncan; Wishart, Philliben (Wright), Paterson, McAdam, Boyd, Fairlie, Farningham (Candlish), Smith, Russell, Gahagan.

Dundee - Geddes; McGeachie, McKinlay, Chisholm, Smith, Glennie, Mennie (Jack), Brown, Harvey, Coyne, Shannon.

Referee -J. F. McGilivray, Edinburgh.

Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 13 - 227 -
Bobby Glennie29 12 - 3756
George McGeachie28 7 - 2789
Gordon Chisholm27 1 - 1 -
Jim Smith26 1212258
Tosh McKinlay22 1311699
Rab Shannon21 12 - 1108
Vince Mennie23 10 - 493
John Brown - 7312039
Tommy Coyne24 13134028
Graham Harvey25 829530
Ross Jack (sub)28 7 - 517

League Table (as at September 26th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.