Dundee 2
Clyde 0
League (First Division)

2 - 0

League (First Division)
Wednesday, April 18th, 1979
Dens Park
Attendance: 5,222
7:30 PM Kick-off

Stewart MacLaren (10)
Billy Pirie (55)

Team Managers
Tommy Gemmell

Starting Eleven
1. Ally Donaldson
2. Peter Millar
3. Alec Caldwell
4. Willie Watson
5. Bobby Glennie
6. Jim Shirra
7. Billy Williamson
8. Stewart MacLaren
9. Billy Pirie
10. Eric Sinclair
11. Jimmy Murphy

12. Ian Redford
14. Ian McDougall

Ian Redford for Jim Shirra (80)
Ian McDougall for Stewart MacLaren (85)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T. Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)
W. G. Cairns (Aberdeen) & J. F. Dewar (Markinch) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at April 18th, 1979)

1978-79 All Time
Ally Donaldson (GK)35 37 - 355 -
Alec Caldwell24 1411535
Bobby Glennie21 351482
Stewart MacLaren26 185185
Peter Millar27 9 - 9 -
Willie Watson29 35 - 35 -
Jimmy Murphy22 121121
Jim Shirra28 315557
Billy Williamson26 1746121
Billy Pirie30 281711899
Eric Sinclair25 281112342
Ian McDougall (sub)24 151594
Ian Redford (sub)19 34117621

League Table (as at April 18th, 1979)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

We got a first half fright in Saturday's game against Hamilton. There were uncharacteristic displays and uncharacteristic mistakes from some of our players in the first half hour when we lost two goals..

We will never start a game as badly as we did in this one. But give the lads their due, they picked themselves up and got the victory we so badly wanted. It must have been a great game for the fans, but we don't look at things in the same way. We have to take the professional view point.

Nevertheless, if we had the endeavour we saw in the last 15 minutes of the first half of that game, and throughout the second half, in our remaining games this season we would not have any trouble. Promotion would be assured.

We have been so close to promotion the last two seasons the players seem to think sometimes it is all sealed and delivered this time, which it is not They should take things game by game. The job in hand is the one you think about and your next match is the job in hand Keep winning the next one and promotion is bound to come.

We came back off the ropes on Satur day and got ourselves out of trouble. But you don't get away with that very often. It is a one-off happening. There is a stage in every game when the opposition takes the initiative. But we gave the opposition the initiative on Saturday.

Everyone must buckle down to the task in hand, one step at a time. If we do that we should have no further problems.

We have to get two points from Clyde this evening because we have a couple of hard away games coming up at Airdrie on Saturday then at Kilmarnock, possibly next Wednesday. The Clyde game tonight is the job in hand. Then we'll think about the task at Airdrie and the Killie game when we come to it.