Dundee 2
East Fife 1
League (First Division)

2 - 1
East Fife 

League (First Division)
Saturday, October 15th, 1977
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Billy Pirie 
Dave MacKinnon (75)

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell

Starting Eleven
1. Thomson Allan
2. Dave Johnston
3. Alec Caldwell
4. Dave MacKinnon
5. John McPhail
6. Iain Phillip
7. Ian McDougall
8. Eric Sinclair
9. Billy Pirie
10. Billy Williamson
11. Bobby Hutchinson

12. Ian Redford
14. John Cord

Ian Redford for Eric Sinclair (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T. Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)
A. M. Roy (Elgin) & I. Given (Stirling) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 15th, 1977)

1977-78 All Time
Thomson Allan (GK)31 5 - 211 -
Alec Caldwell22 11 - 1244
Dave Johnston29 15 - 27515
Dave MacKinnon21 51141
John McPhail21 11 - 52 -
Iain Phillip26 16 - 2472
Bobby Hutchinson24 8211033
Ian McDougall23 162162
Billy Williamson25 155155
Billy Pirie28 16126056
Eric Sinclair23 1577223
Ian Redford (sub)17 161171

League Table (as at October 15th, 1977)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

It was very pleasing to say the least to find ourselves in second spot in the First Division Champion ship Table after our win at Montrose last Saturday. We are two points clear of Hearts and Stirling Albion and this is a gap we will be all out to extend.

While it would be idle to pretend we are satisfied with our present position-we aim to go right to the top-the plain fact is we are in the top two and have created a gap while in this position, something we never managed to achieve last season. In these circumstances I'll not worry how other clubs are faring as long as we keep winning!

I am not going to tell you I was happy with all aspects of our play at Links Park, but it was a good result for us and sometimes we have played well without getting a good result. On the other hand, our two goals, both headed, were smartly taken and we led 2-0 with: thirteen minutes to go. To my mind we were never in danger of losing the game.

This result now gives us a splen did chance to consolidate and indeed improve our position, with two successive home games. Against East Fife today and Arbroath on Wednesday night. These two clubs are in much the same position at the moment. East Fife have seven points and lie tenth in the table. Arbroath are one point and one place better off. Remarkably both have scored twelve goals and lost eighteen.

There are no easy games in this Division, but we hope to extend our present good run of ten League and League Cup games without defeat.

Defensively, Queen of the South made things difficult for us in our League Cup game at Dens Park. They played it very tight. But we did have several good chances and were very unfortunate to have no fewer than five scoring efforts cleared off the line with keeper Alan Ball well beaten. Queen's must open up in the second leg and I feel sure we can reach the last eight and get among the big clubs.