Greenock Morton 1
Dundee 7
League (Premier Division)


Morton 

1 - 7

Dundee


League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, December 16th, 1987
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 3,500
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Keith Wright 
Keith Wright 
Tommy Coyne 
Tommy Coyne 
Tommy Coyne 
George McGeachie 
Graham Harvey 

Team Managers
Allan McGraw Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
David Wylie
Alex O'Hara
Jimmy Holmes
Jim Hunter
Roddie Macdonald
McMaster
Jim Boag
Christiansen
Rowan Alexander
Derek Collins
Tommy Turner
Bobby Geddes .1
Stewart Forsyth .2
George McGeachie .3
Rab Shannon .4
Jim Smith .5
Stuart Rafferty .6
Vince Mennie .7
John Brown .8
Keith Wright .9
Tommy Coyne .10
Ian Angus .11

Bench
Margard Graham Harvey .12
Steven Frail .14

Substitutions
Margard for O'Hara Graham Harvey for George McGeachie
Steven Frail for Vince Mennie

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)



Match Report


Not often that a scoring record lasts for four days but that was exactly what happened here.

Having beaten Falkirk at Brockville the previous Saturday by 6-0, the Dark Blues travelled to Cappielow in the warm glow of having just notched up the club's biggest ever Premier victory.

Few, I suspect, on that long journey through to the west would have anticipated being in for another goal bonanza, but that is exactly what transpired at rain-drenched Cappielow on a dark, dank December night in 1987.

Taking up where they had left off the previous weekend, the Dark Blues hammered in seven goals to take their two match tally to a remarkable thirteen.

In an entertaining ninety minutes, the home side carved out a few chances of their own but could never come near to matching the clinical finishing of the Dark Blues.

However, it was the men from Greenock who opened the scoring after just two minutes. Striker Rowan Alexander taking advantage. of a mix-up between skipper Jim Smith and 'keeper Bobby Geddes. Within ten minutes the home side found themselves in arrears.

The equaliser came in bizarre fashion. As Keith Wright and Alex O'Hara chased a long ball from George McGeachie, keeper Wylie raced from his line to clear, but to his team-mates horror, he miskicked and collided with O'Hara leaving Keith Wright the simple task of slipping the ball into the empty net!

The second was much more conventional. A lovely McGeachie pass sent Keith Wright away down the left and he cut the ball low across the face of the goal for partner Tommy Coyne to knock it in at the back post.

Morton might have levelled matters at that stage with Turner crashing a shot off the bar.

But in the 35th minute, the lead was increased. John Brown played the ball through which Keith Wright moved on to before squaring for Tommy Coyne to strike again.

Four minutes from the break and the lead was three clear goals.

Brown's one-two with Rafferty preceded his chipped cross from which George McGeachie headed home form point-blank range. Morton's flourishing start to the second half was well and truly dampened by a fifth Dundee strike, Tommy Coyne completing his hat-trick when he turned in a loose ball after Wylie had failed to hold a Brown free-kick.

Goal number six came 11 minutes later when Keith Wright ran through the home defence and shot past Wylie from 12 yards. The rout was completed in the 74th minute. Substitute Grahan Harvey, who seconds earlier had hit the crossbar with a close range shot, headed in an lan Angus corner.

Match report written by David Quinn (Matchday Programme)



Squad Statistics (as at December 16th, 1987)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 28 - 242 -
George McGeachie28 15128510
Jim Smith - 2722409
Rab Shannon21 27 - 1258
Stewart Forsyth26 251903
Stuart Rafferty26 11 - 13312
Ian Angus - 263629
Vince Mennie - 231624
John Brown - 17313039
Tommy Coyne25 28285543
Keith Wright22 27135226
Steven Frail (sub)18 1 - 1 -
Graham Harvey (sub)25 14410132






League Table (as at December 16th, 1987)


No league table has been added for this season.