Dundee Utd 3
Derby 2
Texaco Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

Dundee Utd
3 - 2

Texaco Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 29th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,205
7:30 PM Kick-off

Jackie Copland (40)
Alan Devlin (55)
Jackie Copland (67)
Alan Hinton (4)
Barry Butlin (16)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Brian Clough

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Stuart Markland
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Jim Cameron
Jim Henry
Alec Reid
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Sandy White
Alan Devlin
Colin Boulton
Peter Daniel
John Robson
Terry Hennessey
Tony Bailey
Archie Gemmill
John McGovern
Frank Wignall
Barry Butlin
Jim Walker
Alan Hinton

Don Mackay
Walter Smith
Roy McFarland
John Turner

Walter Smith for Alan Devlin (70)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Eddie Thomson (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

With a four goal deficit to overcome from their first leg, it was always going to be an unlikely task for United to advance to the next stage of the Texaco Cup against a strong Derby side. Nevertheless, the manager rang the changes once again following the defeat at Rugby Park in attempt to do so. Making his debut for United, one of the twin brothers from Ballingry, Sandy White, went straight into the starting eleven, along with Jackie Copland, Alan Devlin and Alec Reid. Shaking off any injury concerns following the weekend, Alan Gordon retained his place in attack.

Not surprisingly, Derby scored the first goal of the game after just four minutes when Alan Hinton struck a short free-kick pass into the net. Derby increased their lead just after the quarter hour, Hinton this time the provider for Barry Butlin. It looked as though it would be another of those all too familiar days for Jerry Kerr's United. Then the fightback. Five minutes before the interval Jackie Copland headed a cross from Sandy White to pull a goal back. United had stemmed the tide.

United pushed forward in the second half and they were rewarded when Alan Devlin directed a Tommy Traynor cross into the net. Then in 67 minutes, Jackie Copland gave United the lead. Kerr's men held on to win the game, but ultimately lost the tie on aggregate. United could take some reassurance from the result though as they had recorded their first win in six games.

Squad Statistics (as at September 29th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 10 - 41 -
Jim Cameron24 12 - 163 -
Andy Rolland28 12617219
Jackie Copland24 42164
Stuart Markland23 3 - 632
Alec Reid24 11312516
Sandy White20 1 - 1 -
Tommy Traynor28 81413
Jim Henry22 7 - 766
Billy Gray26 11 - 11 -
Alan Devlin17 4193
Walter Smith (sub)23 10 - 42 -

League Table (as at September 29th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.