Bristol Rovers 0
Dundee 0

Bristol Rovers 

0 - 0


Wednesday, July 30th, 1980
Eastville Stadium
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Terry Cooper Donald Mackay

Starting Eleven
1. Martin Thomas
2. Donnie Gillies
3. Phil Bater
4. Gary Mabbutt
5. Mark Hughes
6. Terry Cooper
7. Gary Emmanual
8. David Williams
9. Shaun Penny
10. Chic Bates
11. Mike Barratt
Bobby Geddes .1
Les Barr .2
Stuart Turnbull .3
Stewart MacLaren .4
Bobby Glennie .5
George McGeachie .6
Peter Mackie .7
Ian Fleming .8
Eric Sinclair .9
Dennis Corrigan .10
Jim Shirra .11

None. Brian Scrimgeour .12
Jimmy Murphy .14
Iain Ferguson .15

None. Jimmy Murphy for Peter Mackie
Brian Scrimgeour for George McGeachie
Iain Ferguson for Jim Shirra (25)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

K. F. Bissix (Bristol) (Referee)
A. E. Garland (Downend) & A. F. Tanzell (Bedminster Down) (Assistants)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Dundee, subdued and de fence minded for the first hour, blossomed in the later stages of their tour game with Second Division Bristol Rovers-but failed to end the deadlock in the friendly at Eastville.

Stewart McLaren volleyed just wide of Rovers' post, Ian Fleming was inches too high with a header and Iain Ferguson brought a stretching save from Wales under-21 goalkeeper Martin Thomas.

But Rovers survived this spell of pressure, tightened up at the back again and regained the initiative before the end.

Neither side, however, pos sessed front men sharp enough to capitalise on the limited number of openings carved and a goalless draw was a fair reflection of a match that pro duced plenty of effort but little flair.

Rovers, with player-manager Terry Cooper, the former Leeds and England star, prompting from midfield, should have made more of their earlier possession.

Dundee lost Jim Shirra after 25 minutes with a cut eye and as the team took time to readjust to the resulting reshuffle, Robert Geddes was forced to make an acrobatic one-handed save from Mike Barratt.

Then, early in the second half, Dundee's keeper did well to keep out a David Williams drive. shortly after Shaun Penny had two shots blocked on the goal line in quick succession.

Squad Statistics (as at July 30th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time

League Table (as at July 30th, 1980)

No league table has been added for this season.