Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 4
League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Dundee Utd
1 - 4

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Wednesday, August 25th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,783
7:30 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (9)
Joe Baker (30)
Eric Stevenson (81)
Alex Cropley (85)
Arthur Duncan (86)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Eddie Turnbull

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Joe Watson
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Jim Henry
Alec Reid
Ian Reid
Alan Gordon
Jim Herriot
John Brownlie
Erich Schaedler
Jimmy O'Rourke
Jim Black
Pat Stanton
Eric Stevenson
Johnny Hamilton
Joe Baker
John Hazel
Alex Cropley

Davie Wilson
Arthur Duncan

Davie Wilson for Jim Henry
Arthur Duncan for Johnny Hamilton

Alec Reid

Red Cards
Jim Cameron (80)
Match Officials

R Wilson (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Forward Ian Reid was drafted into the starting eleven for the visit of Hibernian, making his first appearance of the season having scored five goals in his last two reserve matches. Kenny Cameron, still recovering from injury, dropped out again due to lack of fitness.

Both teams started the game well and in aggressive fashion, with Alec Reid and Eric Schaedler both cautioned in the early going. It was United who scored first. Too slow to react to a Joe Watson cross in goal for Hibs, Jim Herriot missed the ball before Alan Gordon headed in after 9 minutes. Joe Baker took Hibs back in to the game shortly though, heading home a Johnny Hamilton corner to cap off a brilliant half for the centre forward.

Both goalkeepers were busy during the second half, but it would be over half an hour before the game heralded any further scoring, and unluckily for United, it came for Hibs. Ten minutes from the end, left-back Jim Cameron was sent off for a tackle on John Brownlie. Hibs quickly capitalized on the man advantage and within a spell of just five minutes, Eric Stevenson, Alex Cropley and substitute Arthur Duncan had all scored. Stevenson was first with a free kick from 35 yards, before Cropley scored from close range four minutes later. Straight from the kick off, Duncan crashed the ball in from a rebounded Brownlie shot to round off a disappointing result for the Tannadice men.

Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 4 - 35 -
Doug Smith34 4 - 4699
Andy Rolland28 4 - 16413
Jim Cameron24 4 - 155 -
Alec Reid24 4111814
Tommy Traynor27 31363
Billy Gray26 4 - 4 -
Jim Henry22 2 - 716
Joe Watson19 4 - 9 -
Ian Reid20 1 - 133
Alan Gordon27 418432
Davie Wilson (sub)34 3 - 15927

League Table (as at August 25th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.