Morton 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Morton 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Thursday, May 1st, 1980
Cappielow. Att. 2,614
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Benny Rooney Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
Jimmy Miller
Jim Holmes
Billy McLaren
Joe McLaughlin
John Craig
Jim Rooney
Neil Orr
Thomson
Roddy Hutchison
Andy Ritchie
Andy Graham
Derek Stark
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Derek Addison
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds

Bench
John McNeil
Ally Scott
George Fleming
Ian Cochrane

Substitutions
John McNeil for John Craig
Ally Scott for Roddy Hutchison
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)





Match Report


United wound up their league campaign with a midweek trip to Cappielow and in an undistinguished game played in front of few fans, the point gained enabled the Tannadice men to finish in fourth place. So for the first time in United's history, they finished above Rangers who were the club United leap-frogged in the table.

By only conceding 30 goals United finished with their best ever defensive record at that time and remarkably conceded only 6 goals on league business at Tannadice. This had been the third time the clubs had met in the space of nineteen days and that combined with the end of season tag meant it was a particularly low key affair.



Squad Statistics (as at May 1st, 1980)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Andy Graham (GK)23 4 - 5 -
Iain Phillip29 381491
John Holt23 23410910
Derek Stark21 491822
Dave Narey23 51128420
Ralph Milne18 203203
Eamonn Bannon22 314314
Derek Addison24 24111512
Billy Kirkwood21 41512428
Davie Dodds21 3287822
Willie Pettigrew26 50225022






League Table (as at May 1st, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 35 18 10 7 +23 46
2. Aberdeen 34 18 9 7 +27 45
3. St Mirren 34 14 11 9 +4 39
4. United 36 12 13 11 +13 37
5. Rangers 34 15 7 12 +8 37
6. Morton 36 14 8 14 +5 36
7. Kilmarnock 36 11 11 14 -16 33
8. Partick Th 33 9 13 11 -6 31
9. Dundee 36 10 6 20 -26 26
10. Hibernian 34 6 6 22 -32 18