Hibernian 2
Dundee Utd 0
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Wednesday, August 18th, 1971
Easter Road. Att. 12,701
7:30 PM Kick-off

Alex Cropley (59)
Jimmy O'Rourke (pen.) (71)

Team Managers
Eddie Turnbull Jerry Kerr

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

Kenny Davidson Davie Wilson

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Gordon (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Travelling to Easter Road for the Club's second League Cup tie, Jim Henry (virus), Kenny Cameron (leg injury) and Davie Wilson dropped out of the side who played at home to Kilmarnock on the opening day of the season (the latter named on the bench), making way for Walter Smith, Jackie Copland and Tommy Traynor.

For much of the first half, Hibs played openly and aggressively and had the best of the play, with United doing their best to contain the home side as they battled for the opener.

It was a second half double, though, one of which was from the penalty spot, which sunk United in the end. As they had done during the first half, the United defence held the Hibs attack in check convincingly and it looked increasingly likely that at least one point would be banked in the Tannadice coffers. Just on the hour, however, Hibs struck with a snap goal. Alex Cropley was the man who gave Hamish McAlpine no chance and minutes later the winger was pulled down by Andy Rolland and Jim O'Rourke scored from the spot. This proved too much for the Tannadice lads. Despite a soundness in defence and some bright leading up work, a lack of sharpness in front of goal cost them dear.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 2 - 33 -
Jackie Copland24 1 - 132
Walter Smith23 1 - 33 -
Andy Rolland28 2 - 16213
Jim Cameron24 2 - 153 -
Doug Smith34 2 - 4679
Alec Reid24 2111614
Tommy Traynor27 1 - 342
Billy Gray26 2 - 2 -
Joe Watson19 2 - 7 -
Alan Gordon27 2 - 8231

League Table (as at August 18th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.