Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 2
League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 21st, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,799
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (47)
Tommy Traynor (70)
Alex Martin (58)
Brian Heron (78)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Bobby Howitt

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Alec Reid
Joe Watson
Billy Gray
Tommy Traynor
Alan Gordon
Kenny Cameron
Tommy Burns
Davie Whiteford
Davie Main
Tom Forsyth
Willie McCallum
Joe Wark
Kirkie Lawson
Bobby Watson
Dixie Deans
Alex Martin
Brian Heron

Davie Wilson
Billy Brown

Davie Wilson for Alan Gordon (59)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Crawford (Stirling) (Referee)

Match Report

Kenny Cameron recovered from a leg injury to reclaim his place in the United starting eleven for the visit of Motherwell in the latest of the Club's League Cup sectional ties.

United were on top in the early stages and after eight minutes could have gone in the lead with an Alan Gordon header which sailed just over the bar. Jim Cameron shot just past the post two minutes later after being sent clear by Alec Reid. On 13 minutes, Gordon had another chance from the edge of the box but his weak shot was held by the Steelmen's young stand-in keeper Tommy Burns. At the other end, 'Well nearly took the lead through Brian Heron when the striker forced a save from Hamish McAlpine at the far post. Save for a Kirkie Lawson effort fired past the post on 38 minutes, United finished the first half as the better side and were unlucky not to be taking a lead in with them.

United broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart. Starting a great move, Joe Watson sent a ball down the right for Alec Reid who crossed for Kenny Cameron to beat Burns to the ball and head into the net. Settling into the game, Motherwell equalised just over ten minutes later when Alex Martin pounced on a rebound from a Dixie Deans effort. Davie Wilson was introduced moments after when Gordon was forced to withdraw due to injury. Tommy Traynor restored United's lead in the 70th minute, but the advantage was short lived, as Brian Heron netted for Motherwell with twelve minutes remaining to level the score as it would remain.

Squad Statistics (as at August 21st, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 3 - 34 -
Walter Smith23 2 - 34 -
Doug Smith34 3 - 4689
Andy Rolland28 3 - 16313
Jim Cameron24 3 - 154 -
Joe Watson19 3 - 8 -
Alec Reid24 3111714
Tommy Traynor27 21353
Billy Gray26 3 - 3 -
Alan Gordon27 3 - 8331
Kenny Cameron28 218957
Davie Wilson (sub)34 2 - 15827

League Table (as at August 21st, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.