Dundee 1
St Mirren 0
League (Division One)


Dundee
1 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 29th, 1969
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gordon Wallace (22)
None.

Team Managers
John Prentice
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Bobby Wilson
3. Davie Swan
4. Steve Murray
5. Jim Easton
6. Ron Selway
7. Joe Gilroy
8. Alex Kinninmonth
9. Gordon Wallace
10. Jocky Scott
11. Jim Steele
Connaghan
C. Murray
Connell
Cumming
McFadden
E. Murray
Gilshan
Lister
McLaughlin
Blair
Fulton

Bench
12. Billy Campbell
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
Jocky Scott
None.
Match Officials

J. H. McKee (Kirktontilloch) (Referee)




Match Report


Winter had arrived early with the Dens Park pitch snow-covered. Today it is doubtful if the match would have gone ahead, but Dundee fans were to be happy that it did.

Saints set the pace in the opening minutes and indeed it took the Dark Blues fully ten minutes to make any real headway. The three men involved are all still prominent in the Scottish game in managerial and coaching capacities. It started with a perfect pass from Gordon Wallace who found his striking partner, Jocky Scott. The inside-man had a good run before turning the ball across goal and Bobby Wilson, despite a valiant effort, just failed to make contact as he slid in on the icy surface.

Next minute a fierce Gordon Wallace effort was brilliantly held by Denis Connaghan. The keeper again did well a few minutes later from a shot by full-back Davie Swan. Dundee's pressure continued and in the 16th minute Gordon Wallace who had been distributing the ball well, enjoyed cruel fortune. After a fine bout of interpassing with Alex Kinnonmonth, the centre cleverly beat two defenders before blasting in a shot. With the crowd ready to acclaim a 'goal' Connaghan pulled off a wonder save.

Six minutes later the player got his just reward. Dave swan touched the ball into his path and this time the Paisley keeper could do nothing to keep out his well struck low drive.

Despite the ground conditions, Dundee continued to serve up some delightful football, but found Saints defence in determined mood. Only occasionally did the visitors mount any offensives. When the second half resumed, the ground had iced up, making conditions even more treacherous and falls were frequent. Gordon Wallace was one player who overcame the conditions and his flicks were a constant threat to the Saints defenders, From two of these, Joe Gilroy and Jocky Scott just failed to add to the scoreline, but Dundee simply couldn't translate

their pressure into further tangible reward. Another foray upfield, however, ended in both sides being reduced to ten men with Jocky Scott and Andy McFadden being ordered off.

The Dark Blues continued to pass chance after chance and almost paid for this in the closing minutes as the Buddies attack got going at last. But they found that the Dundee defence could be as stubborn as their own.

However, the match ended with Dundee very unlucky not to add to their tally when Gordon Wallace Dundee's star on ice beat Fulton and rounded the keeper and sent the ball goalwards, only to see Fulton retrieve the situation by scuttling back to clear the ball off the line!

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at November 29th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
Age
Ally Donaldson (GK)26 21 - 185 -
Jim Easton29 4 - 1711
Ron Selway - 11 - 30 -
Jim Steele19 7 - 131
Davie Swan - 10 - 42 -
Bobby Wilson26 2011464
Steve Murray25 21222720
Joe Gilroy29 1974413
Alex Kinninmonth - 15 - 8312
Jocky Scott21 19613950
Gordon Wallace26 119119






League Table (as at November 29th, 1969)


No league table has been added for this season.