St Mirren 0
Dundee 1
League (First Division)

St Mirren 

0 - 1


League (First Division)
Saturday, September 14th, 1996
Love Street
Attendance: 2,591
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Iain Ferguson (49)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Billy Thomson .1
Barry Smith .2
Robbie Raeside .3
David Winnie .4
Craig Tully .5
Ray Farningham .6
Kevin Bain .7
Chic Charnley .8
Gavin Rae .9
Paul Tosh .10
Jim Hamilton .11

None. Iain Ferguson .12
Kevin Magee .14
Jerry O'Driscoll .15

None. Iain Ferguson for Jim Hamilton
Kevin Magee for Ray Farningham

Baker Barry Smith
Robbie Raeside
Craig Tully
Chic Charnley
Iain Ferguson

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Ian Ferguson came off the bench to breath life into Dundee's one-goal win over St Mirren.

However, manager Jim Duffy refused to take all the praise for a substitution which led to one of the few bright spots in the 90 minutes.

The limping Jim Hamilton, who had a groin strain, came off and was replaced by Ferguson.

Within a minute Ferguson had curled his shot just inside the post.

Duffy said, "Ferguson gave us the impetus we needed and it paid off with the winning goal.

"Sometimes a substitution works and the manager is praised. But at other times it does not. It was a bit of luck that this came off, but I am pleased that Ferguson got his first goal for the club."

This was a match which promised much beforehand but delivered little, although Dundee will be pleased they rose above the pre-game hype of Tony Fitzpatrick at last being confirmed as the new manager of the Paisley side.

Sadly, the first half was almost a non-event.

Then, along came Ferguson to win it all just four minutes into the second period.

Saints came into it after that and Dundee were happy to see Barry Smith pop up on the line to clear a Stuart Taylor effort which had beaten keeper Billy Thomson.

Then Mark Yardley had his appeal for a penalty turned down.

At the end of the day Dundee probably deserved the points, if only for the extra skill of midfielder Chic Charnley.

Fitzpatrick said, "I"m disappointed with the result. We produced a good second half but results matter, and we need goals."

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at September 14th, 1996)

1996-97 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)38 9 - 9 -
Kevin Bain23 7 - 923
Robbie Raeside24 101101
Barry Smith22 9 - 30 -
Craig Tully20 2 - 7 -
David Winnie29 6 - 6 -
Chic Charnley33 91214
Ray Farningham35 619210
Gavin Rae18 3 - 9 -
Paul Tosh22 8311023
Jim Hamilton20 938535
Kevin Magee (sub)25 8181
Iain Ferguson (sub)34 6115559

League Table (as at September 14th, 1996)

No league table has been added for this season.