Dundee Utd 4
Dundee 1
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
4 - 1

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 3rd, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,891
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (10)
Jim Easton (o.g.) (30)
Davie Wilson (32)
Kenny Cameron (69)
Gordon Wallace (49)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
John Prentice

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Stuart Markland
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Davie Hogg
Davie Wilson
Jim Henry
Kenny Cameron
Dennis Gillespie
Ian Mitchell
Alan Gordon
Ally Donaldson
Bobby Wilson
Doug Houston
Steve Murray
Jim Easton
Ron Selway
Jim Steele
Alex Kinninmonth
Gordon G Wallace
Jocky Scott
Alex Bryce

Ian Scott
Roddy Georgeson

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alistair Mackenzie (Larbert) (Referee)

Match Report

In front of nearly 17,000, United cantered to a 4-1 victory with Kenny Cameron getting a brace and United winger Davie Wilson was in the right place at the right time to nod the ball past Dundee's Ally Donaldson for number three. Here he is seen celebrating his goal. An own goal settled the match in United favour despite a consolation from Wallace.

Squad Statistics (as at January 3rd, 1970)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 28 - 202 -
Doug Smith32 28 - 4012
Stuart Markland21 161251
Andy Rolland27 27310112
Jim Henry20 12 - 12 -
Davie Wilson32 2439218
Davie Hogg23 15 - 527
Kenny Cameron26 1655941
Ian Mitchell23 245256110
Dennis Gillespie33 282429114
Alan Gordon25 20112411

League Table (as at January 3rd, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

"It's tough at the top " they say and after our recent programme I am in full agreement. Since our last home game against Kilmarnock we have tackled our hardest away programme in years. Five on the trot... Dunfermline, Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and St. Johnstone. You can't get it any harder and with that selection behind us, plus games at Aberdeen, Greenock, Motherwell and Shawfield, I am looking forward to a less arduous second half of the season. While we took jolts at Ibrox and Parkhead, I consider we came through the first half fairly well and in the coming weeks we can work hard at getting the points that are vital for a European place next season. Although it is hardly the wisest to rely on the other challengers at the top dropping points, it can be said they have still to face some difficult fixtures before the end and we must take advantage of slips. This can only be done by piling up the points at every chance.

In December, in a fatal four days, we had the misfortune to face Rangers and Celtic and our luck was right out in both games. At Ibrox we fell by a late goal m a game which seemed in our grasp. A few days later we ran into a whirlwind at Parkhead, and one must concede Celtic's display was in the super class. But it took a very dubious penalty to get Celtic on the rails and, hit by injury in the second half, the boys were overrun. I do not wish to list a string of excuses for this heavy defeat but I would like to underline the position we found ourselves in at this time. Normally, games postponed in December are not redated in a hurry because of the obvious weather problems at this time of year. Yet, our games with Dunfermline and Celtic, postponed in the previous two months, were fixed in December in an eight day period with a scheduled Ibrox game in between ! I hold the view this was unfair, and with deplorable conditions in every game it was little wonder our players were near to exhaustion at Parkhead. Today we get 1970 under way at Tannadice and it's fitting it should be a "derby" game with Dundee. Earlier in the season we earned full points at Dens Park in a thriller. Everything points to another great game today.