Dundee Utd 3
Dundee 4
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 4

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 8th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 14,190
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Clark (20)
Paul Sturrock (51)
John Clark (73)
Derek McWilliams (10)
Tosh McKinlay (49)
Colin Harris (58)
John Brown (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
Tom Carson
George McGeachie
Tosh McKinlay
Stuart Rafferty
John McCormack
Bobby Glennie
Ray Stephen
John Brown
Colin Harris
Bobby Connor
Derek McWilliams

Gary McGinnis
Davie Dodds
Albert Kidd
Lex Richardson

Gary McGinnis for Stuart Beedie (63)
Davie Dodds for Billy Kirkwood (71)
Albert Kidd for Derek McWilliams (78)

None. Stuart Rafferty (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bob Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)
W Laidlaw & P Samuel (Assistants)

Match Report

Many felt that this was the finest derby encounter for years and no doubt any neutral observer or Dundee fan voiced that opinion. However, for Tannadice fans that was no consolation as United slumped to our third successive Premier defeat.

Dundee opened the scoring in nine minutes when Derek McWilliams headed in a corner. John Clark levelled matters when his volley was deflected off John McCormack, spinning past a rooted Carson. Tosh McKinlay put Dundee ahead with a crashing volley four minutes later but John Clark put Paul Sturrock in the clear and he equalised two minutes later with an angled drive.

Colin Harris then headed on a corner which struck the post and entered the net via Eamonn Bannon. Once again United got back on level terms when John Clark dived to head in a Paul Sturrock cross. Then newcomer John Brown headed in Dundee's winner.

Squad Statistics (as at September 8th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)26 8 - 8 -
Maurice Malpas22 8 - 1384
Dave Narey28 8 - 51335
Richard Gough22 8 - 16319
Paul Hegarty30 8 - 46963
John Clark19 33264
Ralph Milne23 8421364
Eamonn Bannon26 8125064
Billy Kirkwood26 7 - 32364
Stuart Beedie24 7373
Paul Sturrock27 83409127
Gary McGinnis (sub)20 2 - 81
Davie Dodds (sub)25 52289123

League Table (as at September 8th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.