Derby 6
Dundee Utd 2
Texaco Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


6 - 2

Dundee Utd

Texaco Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 15th, 1971
Baseball Ground. Att. 20,059
7:30 PM Kick-off

Alan Durban (12)
Kevin Hector (25)
Jim Walker (46)
John O'Hare (47)
Alan Hinton (73)
John Robson (82)
Alan Gordon (48)
Andy Rolland (57)

Team Managers
Brian Clough Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Colin Boulton
Ron Webster
John Robson
Colin Todd
Terry Hennessey
John McGovern
Jeff Bourne
Alan Durban
John O'Hare
Kevin Hector
Alan Hinton
Don Mackay
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Joe Watson
Alec Reid
Billy Gray
Alan Gordon

Jim Walker Alan Devlin

Jim Walker for Alan Durban Alan Devlin for Jackie Copland
Alan Devlin for Andy Rolland (59)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Hartley (Wakefield, England) (Referee)

Match Report

With the competition now in its second year, the first round of the Texaco Cup sent United on a first leg journey to the Baseball Ground, where they met Brian Clough's English First Division title contenders, Derby County. On the back of a disappointing Dundee derby, Jerry Kerr replaced young 'keeper Hamish McAlpine with the more experienced Don Mackay, while Jim Henry also came in for Davie Wilson in attack. One other defensive change was made, as Jackie Copland was brough back in for Stuart Markland.

As it happened, United found themselves completely outplayed in this match, and were four goals down before they really started to make an impact on this game.

Alan Gordon offered United some consolation with a header shortly after the break, then soon after Andy Rolland, who had hit the post in the first half with United's only earlier offering, got lucky with a weak effort that was allowed to squirm past Colin Boulton in the Derby goal. Two further goals from Derby restored their comprehensive advantage however, as United conceded six for the second time in four days.

Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)31 1 - 238 -
Walter Smith23 7 - 39 -
Jim Cameron24 9 - 160 -
Andy Rolland28 9616919
Jackie Copland24 2 - 142
Doug Smith34 9147410
Alec Reid24 9312316
Billy Gray26 8 - 8 -
Joe Watson19 9 - 14 -
Jim Henry22 4 - 736
Alan Gordon27 958936
Alan Devlin (sub)17 2 - 72
Alan Devlin (sub)17 2 - 72

League Table (as at September 15th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.