Dundee 2
Aberdeen 0
League (Division One)

2 - 0

League (Division One)
Thursday, January 1st, 1970
Dens Park
Attendance: 12,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Steele (7)
Alex Bryce (14)

Team Managers
John Prentice
Eddie Turnbull

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Bobby Wilson
3. Doug Houston
4. Steve Murray
5. Jim Easton
6. Ron Selway
7. Jim Steele
8. Alex Kinninmonth
9. Gordon Wallace
10. Jocky Scott
11. Alex Bryce
Ernie McGarr
Tommy Sutherland
Jim Hermiston
Martin Buchan
Henning Boel
George Murray
Joe Harper
Davie Robb
Jim Forrest
Alex Willbourghby
Jim Hamilton

Roddy Georgeson
Jens Petersen

None. Jens Petersen for George Murray

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R. Gordon (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee had a devastating opening spell which the Dons never really recovered from.

In the seventh minute Wallace hit a long pass to Scott on the left, who put in a hard low cross. Bryce missed, but Steele rammed it home from close in for the first goal. Aberdeen replied with a Forrest header from a Harper corner which Houston cleared off the line.

Dundee were splitting the Dons rearguard with their long passes.

In fourteen minutes Kinnonmonth found Bryce very much on his own. The midfielder's savage shot rose as it entered the net past the advancing goal keeper.

The Dundee fans began to shout "easy" "easy" and al though this was the end of the scoring there was more excite ment to come.

In twenty minutes a Wallace cross was sent back into the box by Scott with Bryce just missing it. At the other end Aberdeen had four openings within a minute including two good saves by Donaldson. The end-to-end stuff continued for the rest of the first half. McGarr dashed to the eighteen yard line stopping a Wallace effort. Bryce latched on and with the goalie committed tried a chip, only to see Hermis ton clear on the goal-line.

Then Willoughby squandered a wonderful scoring opportunity for Aberdeen. Wallace and Steele missed a chance from a Scott centre.

Aberdeen had frequent corners but to no avail. Five minutes before half time Kinnonmonth shot well past. Not surprisingly the second half didn't match the first for entertain ment value..

Aberdeen kept trying but Dundee had never looked like losing after that whirlwind start. Indeed, it was they who had the best second half chances.

McGarr had some good if unortho dox saves. Firstly he plucked a Kin nonmonth chip out of the path of Steele and Scott. With eight minutes remaining he made a high clearance as Scott rushed through. The latter tried a header but McGarr saved. A minute later he kicked the ball off Bryce's to on the eighteen yard line. Just on time a Sutherland header had Donaldson fully stretched.

Aberdeen had a lot of pressure without much inspiration and Dundee were always the more dangerous side.

Their two stars ironically were Jim Easton and Alex Bryce. The former had been offered a free transfer some months previously while the latter had never fulfilled his potential des pite being Dundee's record buy at the time.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1970)

1969-70 All Time
Ally Donaldson (GK)26 25 - 189 -
Jim Easton29 8 - 1751
Ron Selway - 15 - 34 -
Jim Steele19 111172
Bobby Wilson26 2411504
Doug Houston26 23118613
Steve Murray25 25223120
Alex Bryce25 2119917
Alex Kinninmonth - 19 - 8712
Jocky Scott21 23614350
Gordon Wallace26 15101510

League Table (as at January 1st, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.