Rangers 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 13th, 1969
Ibrox. Att. 40,718
3:00 PM Kick-off

Willie Henderson (13)
Colin Stein
Alan Gordon (15)

Team Managers
Willie Waddell Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Gerhardt Neef
Kai Johansen
Willie Mathieson
Dave Smith
Ron McKinnon
John Greig
Willie Henderson
Andy Penman
Colin Stein
Willie Johnston
Örjan Persson
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott
Ian Mitchell
Dennis Gillespie

Bobby Watson Kenny Cameron

Bobby Watson for Örjan Persson (20) None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J W Paterson (Referee)

Match Report

Lashing rain greeted the teams ahead of this match. The bad weather had kept many fans away and an injury kept Jim Baxter away.

Within seconds of this match starting the goalmouth at the United end had cut up badly. Rangers had the wind at their backs in the first half and Johnstone tried to take advantage when he whistled in a thumping effort that flew wide.Then Greig had a go but his shot soared a little too high. Willie Waddell was in the dugout for the first time and it looked like the Rangers players were out to impress. Stein was next to test Mackay with the post coming to the 'keeper's rescue. The goal was coming and in 14 minutes Rangers took a deserved lead. Stein cut the ball back and Willie Henderson fired through a ruck of players into the net. Amazingly, within 60 seconds United were back level with their first shot of the game. Davie Wilson crossed for Alan Gordon and he smashed home from a narrow angle. Mackay saved well from Greig late in the half but their were no further goals prior to the interval.

Rangers looked back in the mood in the second half and Mathieson went close with a long range drive.Then Penman cut back for Stein but he missed the ball by a whisker as he slid in through the mud. Rangers then looked to have a good penalty claim when Penman was grounded but the referee adjudged it to be just outside the box. Rangers did finally get the goal there dominance deserved when Stein knocked the ball past Mackay to seal full points.

Squad Statistics (as at December 13th, 1969)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 24 - 198 -
Doug Smith32 24 - 3972
Jim Cameron23 24 - 86 -
Andy Rolland27 2439812
Alec Reid22 242665
Jim Henry20 8 - 8 -
Davie Wilson32 2028817
Dennis Gillespie33 242425114
Ian Scott23 1855717
Ian Mitchell23 203252108
Alan Gordon25 169209

League Table (as at December 13th, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.