Dundee 5
Hamilton Academical 2
League (Premier Division)

5 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 1988
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,857
3:00 PM Kick-off

Graham Harvey (23)
Keith Wright (28)
Tommy Coyne (63)
Tommy Coyne (68)
Tommy Coyne (84)
Harris (80)
Fairlie (89)

Team Managers
Dave Smith

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Rab Shannon
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Gordon Chisholm
5. Jim Smith
6. Wes Saunders
7. Stuart Rafferty
8. Graham Harvey
9. Keith Wright
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Steven Frail

12. Vince Mennie
14. Alan Lawrence

Vince Mennie for Wes Saunders
Alan Lawrence for Stuart Rafferty

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. W. Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
I. S. Emslie (Aberdeen) & L. J. S. Officer (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at November 2nd, 1988)

1988-89 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)28 15 - 275 -
Tosh McKinlay23 15 - 1999
Wes Saunders25 14 - 28 -
Gordon Chisholm28 152302
Jim Smith27 7 - 2709
Rab Shannon22 1011579
Steven Frail19 3171
Stuart Rafferty27 11216815
Keith Wright23 1559237
Graham Harvey26 10513241
Tommy Coyne25 1459457
Alan Lawrence (sub)26 61353
Vince Mennie (sub)24 4 - 804

League Table (as at November 2nd, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

"Shock result of the season" "Celtic surprisingly beaten"

... so said the voice of the Press

It certainly annoys me to think that nobody has the right to defeat the Celtic's of this world. All right, for 15 minutes or so, we looked ragged and disorganised but let's not forget we had a side beset by suspension and injury.

When we settled and got our act together, well, the result speaks for itself. The strike count was 14-12 in favour of Celtic. Not surprising when you consider the "forward going" players we had in our side.

Yes, I believe "attack is the best defence". Special praise maybe to Tom Coyne for "his best" under me. In his new "unaccustomed" role he adapted magnificently. But enough of this self praise!

Yes, it's Hamilton tonight, and I know the players are gearing themselves up for this one. This could be a harder match than Celtic! I do believe Hibs have to thank Goram for their victory on Saturday. Hamilton, I know, are a better side than their position indicates, (as we found to our cost in September!)

Fans of the month. Maybe that title goes to the people who have travelled now twice to Glasgow for away matches but special thanks to the "distant supporters", like Alan Douglas who travels the many miles and road to Dundee - thanks for your support.

But to all fans who have responded to Dundee F.C. this season-can I just say, on behalf of the players, John B and myself "lang mae ye'r lum reek".