Dundee 6
Dundee Utd 4
League (Division One)


6 - 4

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 11th, 1971
Dens Park. Att. 13,818
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gordon Wallace (35)
Alex Bryce (44)
Jocky Scott (55)
Alex Bryce (57)
Jocky Scott (pen.) (63)
Gordon Wallace (70)
Andy Rolland (16)
Alan Gordon (68)
Doug Smith (pen.) (73)
Andy Rolland (89)

Team Managers
John Prentice Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Mike Hewitt
Bobby Wilson
Davie Johnston
Jim Steele
Iain Phillip
Doug Houston
Alex Kinninmonth
Alex Bryce
Gordon Wallace
Jocky Scott
Jimmy Wilson
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Stuart Markland
Alec Reid
Joe Watson
Billy Gray
Davie Wilson
Alan Gordon

John Duncan Kenny Cameron

None. Kenny Cameron for Davie Wilson

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alistair Mackenzie (Larbert) (Referee)

Match Report

The first Dundee derby of the season turned into a ten goal thriller at Dens Park. Stuart Markland came into the starting eleven for the first time this season in place of Tommy Traynor, while Kenny Cameron was recalled and named on the bench.

The game opened at a furious pace with chances at both ends. A shot from Stuart Markland sailed just over before Alex Bryce twice tested Hamish McAlpine. United eventually opened the scoring after 14 minutes, Andy Rolland sliding in a pass from Joe Watson for the first of many goals. Mounting Dundee pressure brought them a 34th minute equaliser through Gordon Wallace's header, and a minute from the interval Alex Bryce put them ahead with a low shot.

A deluge of goals at the start of the second half saw Jocky Scott hit Dundee's third in the 56th minute with Alex Bryce making it four just two minutes later with a long range strike. United fell four goals behind when Jocky Scott converted a 65th minute penalty. An Alan Gordon header pulled one back for United, but Dundee immediately added a sixth with Gordon Wallace scoring his second. Two late United goals from Doug Smith from the spot and Andy Rolland did nothing other than put a better complexion on the score. Dundee had waited years for a league win over United and on this afternoon, they certainly did it in style, recording it in the highest scoring league derby to date. United will have felt even more aggrieved to have conceded nine goals in their first two league games.

Squad Statistics (as at September 11th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 8 - 39 -
Walter Smith23 6 - 38 -
Jim Cameron24 8 - 159 -
Doug Smith34 8147310
Andy Rolland28 8516818
Stuart Markland23 1 - 612
Davie Wilson34 7 - 16327
Alec Reid24 8312216
Joe Watson19 8 - 13 -
Billy Gray26 7 - 7 -
Alan Gordon27 848835
Kenny Cameron (sub)28 529258

League Table (as at September 11th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.