Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 0
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 23rd, 1965
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,639
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Finn Døssing (30)
Finn Døssing (43)
None.

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Jackie Cox

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Doug Smith
Jimmy Briggs
Tommy Millar
Mogens Berg
Lennart Wing
Frannie Munro
Örjan Persson
Finn Døssing
Lewis Thom
Dennis Gillespie
Pat Liney
Cammie Murray
Ian Riddell
Billy Gray
Jim Clunie
John Wilson
Bobby Ross
Henry Quinn
Bobby Carroll
Gerry Queen
Archie Gemmill

Match Officials

A McKenzie (Coatbridge) (Referee)


Match Report


From the Sunday Post:

"Great Danes there have been before - Hamlet and Hans

Andersen, to name but two. Up Tannadice way, it's Finn

Dossing for the title of greatest.

"After all, Hamlet couldn't make up his mind and Andersen just told fairy tales. But this Viking lad makes his mind up quick - and just ask Liney if there is anything airy fairy about his finishing!

"Give the big lad a ghost of a chance he takes it.

"That 10 goals in seven games to date."

But whilst eulogising over Finn's prolific strike rate, there were inevitably references to the state of the playing surface. "The pitch looked playable, but it was soon obvious the footing was far from secure. With defenders sliding extra yards in their tackles and forwards losing balance whenever they drew back to shoot, it's perhaps harsh to criticise. Yet one couldn't help feeling that some of the individual performances were so bad the poor pitch could not be made to shoulder all the blame.

"Take the St Mirren forward line, for example. What a footering five they turned out to be, in no time Smith and company had the road to goal blocked, and time and again the Paisley lads would spoil their own moves at the vital moment and make it even easier for the opposing defenders. "Samts started off with a sort of 4-2-4 set-up, outside-right Ross operating in defence, presumably to help curb the

Dossing menace. How sadly this plan misfired in the 30th and 43rd minutes. "First, when Liney brilliantly parried a rasper from Persson, there was Dossing, no messing, to crash it high into the net.

The centre's second goal was one of those out of the blue affairs, which is fast becoming his speciality. Getting, the ball out on the right after a free-kick from Munro, Finn suddenly turned back, moved left to the edge of the penalty box, and then nonchalantly clipped a lowbending left-footer right across the box and inside the far post." For Lennart Wing making his debut, he should have been at home in the wintry conditions, but it was a quiet start for the Swedish internationalist.



Squad Statistics (as at January 23rd, 1965)


1964-65 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)24 14 - 31 -
Tommy Millar26 30 - 1298
Doug Smith27 30 - 1731
Jimmy Briggs28 30325923
Lennart Wing29 1 - 1 -
Frannie Munro17 195195
Mogens Berg20 6262
Örjan Persson22 7171
Dennis Gillespie29 29723088
Finn Døssing23 710710
Lewis Thom20 206246


League Table (as at January 23rd, 1965)


No league table has been added for this season.