Dundee P
Dumbarton P
League (Premier Division)

P - P

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 30th, 1985
Dens Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

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Team Managers
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven


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Red Cards
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Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
D. Massie (Aberdeen) & L. Officer (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at March 30th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time

League Table (as at March 30th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Saturday's game at Ibrox was a really important one for us and I was very pleased that the team bounced back off the ropes to record an emphatic victory.

It was important to show our supporters that we are capable of putting results like the 4-0 defeat from Aberdeen behind us quickly.

And the two points we brought home from the Rangers game can provide us with a platform from which to build our claim for a place in next season's UEFA Cup.

That is what all our games between now and the end of the season will be about. The race is between our selves, St. Mirren and Hearts and although these two are above us at the moment, it is clear that any team hitting a bit of form at this time can go clear.

Until that defeat from Aberdeen which followed hard on the heels of our Scottish Cup exit at the hands. of Celtic, we had managed to show that we are becoming capable of stringing results together even when things aren't going exactly to plan.

Starting with today's fixture we can pursue that place in Europe and hope we can regain the ground we have to make up between now and May 11.

This is the start of an important week - with games against Dundee United and St. Mirren to follow - but you can rest assured that we won't be thinking about them until after the final whistle today.

The lads have got something to prove today as Dumbarton have so far taken five points from six against Dundee and we can only reflect on what our League position might have been had we been able to do a bit better against them.

I'm certain they will provide us with the usual stiff opposition but the lads are keen to get the game under way and that is always a good sign.

As I've said before if you have any ambition at all in this game you must be looking to clean up with your home games and this afternoon's match will be no exception.

I had hoped to have signed two new players for our European assault but unfortunately my attempts were frustrated.

But these are the things you have to learn to live with in football and I'm sure the existing staff will continue to give their wholehearted efforts to grabbing that UEFA Cup place.