Dundee 3
Falkirk 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
3 - 1
Falkirk 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 7th, 1987
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,324
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy Coyne (pen.) 
Tommy Coyne 
Keith Wright 
None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Bobby Glennie
4. Rab Shannon
5. Jim Smith
6. Gordon Chisholm
7. Vince Mennie
8. John Brown
9. Keith Wright
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Ian Angus
Unknown.

Bench
12. Stuart Rafferty
14. Graham Harvey
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)
A. M. Hardie (Clydebank) & M. N. Edwards (Aberdeen) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at November 7th, 1987)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 20 - 234 -
Gordon Chisholm27 8 - 8 -
Stewart Forsyth26 17 - 822
Bobby Glennie30 19 - 3826
Rab Shannon21 19 - 1178
Jim Smith26 1912328
Ian Angus - 183549
John Brown - 14312739
Vince Mennie23 15 - 543
Tommy Coyne24 20174732
Keith Wright22 1984421






League Table (as at November 7th, 1987)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


Our good run of results came to an abrupt end last week at Tynecastle where a very confident Hearts side scored three times before half-time.

It was the second half before we began to string some passes together and look dangerous. However, when we were looking like adding another goal to the one Tommy Coyne scored, Hearts scored again to put the game out of our reach.

The performance in the second half was reasonably good but you can't afford to give any team in the Premier League three goals of a start.

Our opponents today have had good results in recent weeks and will be a difficult team to beat if we don't go about the task in the right manner.

Today's game is the kind of game where you, the supporters can help tremendously by encouraging the players when things are not going well.

I am not criticising the support by saying that. I know from experience when a player is playing badly and getting stick from the fans his performance gets worse. However, if he is encouraged by the fans that definitely helps his performance to improve even slightly.

As I have already said I am not criticising you in any way and appreciate your frustrations when we play poorly.

You can be assured the players are working very hard to get the required results.

Last Tuesday night we played Brechin City in the Forfarshire Cup and ran out 3-1 winners.

In the first half we applied a lot of pressure on the home defence and two goals were created, one scored by Steve Campbell and one by Vince Mennie.

Brechin came out in the second half and contributed to an entertaining game with both teams scoring a goal, Alan Lawrence scoring for us.

All in all, a very satisfactory result.