Kilmarnock 4
Dundee Utd 2
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


4 - 2

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 28th, 1971
Rugby Park. Att. 3,053
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Gilmour (11)
John Gilmour (17)
Jim McSherry (60)
Jim McSherry (63)
Kenny Cameron (13)
Alan Gordon (88)

Team Managers
Walter McCrae Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Ally Hunter
Jim Whyte
Billy Dickson
Frank Beattie
Brian Rodman
Jackie McGrory
Jim McSherry
John Gilmour
Jim McCulloch
George Maxwell
Jim Cook
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Alec Reid
Joe Watson
Tommy Traynor
Alan Gordon
Kenny Cameron

Eddie Morrison Davie Wilson

None. Davie Wilson for Alec Reid

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A Macdonald (Livingston) (Referee)

Match Report

Still retaining some hope of qualification from the League Cup Section 1, Jerry Kerr made two changes to the side who were heavily beaten at Easter Road. Kenny Cameron returned to the side in place of Ian Reid, while Walter Smith came in for Billy Gray.

Kilmarnock started the better of the two sides, with George Maxwell and Jim Cook linking up well for the former to shoot towards Hamish McAlpine, albeit tamely. The opening goal came shortly after from John Gilmour, the striker heading into the net from a Jim Whyte following an incisive breakaway. United levelled two minutes later though, via a long range Kenny Cameron strike. The lead was again Kilmarnock's five minutes later though as Gilmour met a Jim McSherry cross with a strong header for his second. A hat-trick for the Killie man was narrowly avoided moments later when he headed wide. McAlpine had to be alert as the first half came to a close, saving from both Maxwell and Gilmour in the latter stages.

John Gilmour must have been wondering what he had to do to score his hat-trick upon the restart. His shot rattled the underside of the crossbar three minutes into the second half, as United were all at sea. Kilmarnock's third goal came on the hour mark when Jim McSherry poked the ball home after McAlpine had made a great save. McSherry earned a loud applause three minutes with an equally clever goal to put the home side 4-1 ahead as Kilmarnock coasted towards victory. Despite a late reply from Alan Gordon, United had lost the match and were out of the League Cup, with only three points from five games.

Squad Statistics (as at August 28th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 5 - 36 -
Doug Smith34 5 - 4709
Walter Smith23 3 - 35 -
Jim Cameron24 5 - 156 -
Andy Rolland28 5 - 16513
Jim Henry22 3 - 726
Joe Watson19 5 - 10 -
Alec Reid24 5111914
Tommy Traynor27 41373
Alan Gordon27 528533
Kenny Cameron28 329058
Davie Wilson (sub)34 4 - 16027

League Table (as at August 28th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.