Join the Moff as he travels through time and space to visit Pars games from the past, in his PARDIS time travel machine.
Over the weekend, the PARDIS touched down in Peterhead, (as seen in photo above, in Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead FC's ground). The PARDIS then travelled back in time to Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, in 1974 to see Dunfermline play Killie in a Scottish League match.
November 16, 1974 - Division 1 - Kilmarnock 2, Dunfermline 4
Season 1974/75 was the final term in Scottish football to have 2 divisions. The following season would see a new Premier League, comprising of the 10 clubs who finished 74/75 in the top 10. There would be 3 divisions, and the rewards for finishing in the top 10 meant that many clubs had a great deal to play for over the season. Dunfermline had aspirations of being in Scotland's new top division from 1975 onwards, but won just 1 of the opening 8 League games. Results improved towards the end of October with 2 wins and a draw, before they travelled to Rugby Park to take on Kilmarnock.
Killie took the lead in the 4th minute when a cross by McDicken was headed in by Fleming. Graham Shaw craeted the Pars' equaliser in the 11th minute, making a good run into the box and being grabbed round the waist by McDicken. It was a certain penalty but the referee played advantage as the ball fell to Kenny Watson who put the ball in the empty net.
Two minutes before half time, Killie winger (and future Celtic and Scotland star) Davie Provan, making his debut, set up Fleming to score Killie's second goal.
Dunfermline came out at the start of the second half and took a grip of the game. After 54 minutes Shaw had another good run fand his pass to Kenny Davidson was finished expertly, to make the score 2-2, The same pair were involved 3 minutes later in the third Dunfermline goal - Shaw headed the ball to Davidson, who put an unstoppable shot past Stewart in the Killie goal.
Gordon Forrest then hit a shot that took a deflection off Kenny Watson to put the Pars 4-2 ahead in the 63rd minute. Dunfermline continuted to dominate the game but there were no further goals.
Pars team: Karlsen, Scott, Markey, Kinninmonth, Thomson, Evans, Watson, Reid, Forrest, Shaw, Davidson.
Sadly, the Pars' hopes of being part of the new Premier League were ended by a poor run of results in the closing months of the season: in the final 16 League games, they won just once, drew 2, and lost 13, including the last 4 games, finishing 15th of 18 teams, and 10 points off the top 10. This meant that Dunfermline became one of the 14 clubs to form the new Division 1.
On the same week this game was played, the UK number 1 single was Gonna Make You A Star, by David Essex. The UK number 1 album was Rollin' by the Bay City Rollers.