Dundee Utd 0
Hibernian 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
0 - 1
Hibernian 

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 15th, 1969
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,623
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Peter Marinello (17)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Willie MacFarlane

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Davie Hogg
Davie Wilson
Alan Gordon
Ian Mitchell
Dennis Gillespie
Gordon Marshall
Chris Shevlane
Billy McEwan
John Blackley
Pat Stanton
Johnny Hamilton
Peter Marinello
Johnny Graham
Joe McBride
Peter Cormack
Eric Stevenson

Bench
Ian Scott
John Murphy

Substitutions
Ian Scott for Dennis Gillespie
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


An unfortunate afternoon this for United who saw an unbeaten record of eight games dashed by a formidable Easter Road side who themselves were in the middle of an impressive run.

The all-action affair favoured the visitors during the early exchanges and it was no surprise when Peter Marinello capped a glorious 17th minute solo run with a blistering drive which produced what turned out to be the winner. It was an all action first half but United did not deserve to be behind. At half time there was trouble as young fans broke free from the covered enclosure and spilled onto the pitch. There was an appeal over the loudspeaker and police moved in. Then trouble kicked off behind the Arklay Street goal and police had to wade in to resolve.

Despite putting everything into their attempts to find that elusive leveller United found that there was no way past a resolute Edmburgh defence in which goalkeeper Gordon Marshall was in superb form. In fact it was he who denied a deserved equaliser with a super touch over of the Tannadice side's best effort.



Squad Statistics (as at November 15th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)29 20 - 194 -
Andy Rolland27 2019410
Doug Smith32 20 - 3932
Jim Cameron22 20 - 82 -
Davie Hogg23 12 - 497
Jim Henry20 4 - 4 -
Davie Wilson30 1618416
Alec Reid22 202625
Dennis Gillespie33 202421114
Alan Gordon25 127167
Ian Mitchell23 162248107
Ian Scott (sub)23 1655517






League Table (as at November 15th, 1969)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


This afternoon we face a Hibs team who, in recent weeks, liave been making a big bang in the championship race. Now managed by old friend Willie McFarlane, the Easter Road side have emerged as a top personality side and our meeting today promises to be one of the top highlights of the season at Tannadice. In addition to star names like Pat Stanton, Peter Marinello and Peter Cormack, Manager McFarlane has added a former United man to the stafif within the last few days, Johnny Graham. We wish John well with his new club but this afternoon we will be working hard to bring his scoring run to an end! In recent seasons our games with Hibs have always produced the goods for the fans and I'm hopeful we will see another cracker today. And I see no reason why we should not repeat our success of last season.

At Pittodrie last Saturday our players maintained the form they have been showing recently and in a finishing bu^st could well have snapped three goals 'Only the brilliance of Ernie stopped us from taking full points. I considered our outstanding performers were Andy Rolland and Alex Reid. The Fifer shook off all thoughts of his bookings problem to turn on a great show and was unlucky not to score near the end. All over, the point was won thanks to sood team work and after the game an Aberdeen director named United as the best side to visit Pittodrie this season.