Dundee 3
Queen of the South 0
League (First Division)


Dundee
3 - 0
Queen of South 

League (First Division)
Saturday, March 11th, 1978
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,222
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Billy Pirie 
Billy Pirie 
Ian Redford 
None.

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Dave MacKinnon
3. Iain Phillip
4. Jim Shirra
5. John McPhail
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Ian McDougall
8. Jocky Scott
9. Billy Pirie
10. Billy Williamson
11. Ian Redford
Unknown.

Bench
12. George McGeachie
14. Eric Sinclair
None.

Substitutions
George McGeachie for Ian Redford
Eric Sinclair for Jocky Scott
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

D. S. Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
A. G. M. Harper (Aberdeen) & H. Wilson (Roslin) (Assistants)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at March 11th, 1978)


1977-78 All Time
Age
Ally Donaldson (GK)34 19 - 310 -
Bobby Glennie20 5 - 5 -
Dave MacKinnon21 242332
John McPhail22 31 - 72 -
Iain Phillip27 21 - 2522
Ian McDougall23 373373
Jim Shirra27 182182
Billy Williamson25 37133713
Billy Pirie28 38348278
Ian Redford17 335345
Jocky Scott30 153417153
George McGeachie (sub)19 131131
Eric Sinclair (sub)24 31128828






League Table (as at March 11th, 1978)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


We have now played 30 league games and we are entering the home straight in our bid for promotion. After three games in succession away from Dens Park we are left with five at home and four away to get the points to take us into the Premier League. In the run-in each match day becomes more tense.

Hearts have to play seven games away from home, so obviously the odds are slightly in our favour so far as the fixtures are concerned.

But one fact remains-if we can win our games we need not worry about anyone else.

At Airdrie last Saturday we had a bad first half and lost two goals. We came back and led until the home side grabbed an equaliser in the third minute of injury time. That was a big disappointment.

The danger is that by dropping a few points we allow a gap to open up between us and our rivals. There is no way we can afford to have this happen because we are begin ning to run out of games in which to redeem the position. The fewer matches we have left the smaller are our chances of regaining any ground lost.

The same thing applies to all three clubs leading the league as the winning post comes into sight.

Today's game is the first of two home matches against Q.O.S. in our remaining nine. We won the first meeting at Dumfries early in the season and in line with our aim to win all our home games, success today is a top priority. We will be going flat out for victory.