Dundee Utd 5
Morton 4
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
5 - 4

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 31st, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,699
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Mitchell (17)
Davie Wilson (26)
Ian Mitchell (35)
Doug Smith (57)
John Murray (o.g.) (88)
John Murray (6)
Billy Osborne (46)
Tommy Coakley (52)
Billy Gray (85)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Hal Stewart

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Davie Wilson
Alan Gordon
Ian Mitchell
Kenny Cameron
Dennis Gillespie
Leif Nielsen
Danny Ferguson
John Murray
Walter Sweeney
Billy Gray
Stan Rankin
Tommy Coakley
Bobby Collins
Billy Osborne
George O'Neill
Willie Allan

Ian Scott
Joe Mason

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Gordon (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

United win a nine goal thriller by the odd goal. Ian Mitchell on target twice.

Squad Statistics (as at January 31st, 1970)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 32 - 206 -
Doug Smith32 3214053
Stuart Markland21 201291
Walter Smith21 2 - 7 -
Jim Cameron23 29 - 91 -
Andy Rolland27 29310312
Davie Wilson33 2849619
Dennis Gillespie34 322433114
Ian Mitchell23 2812260117
Alan Gordon25 24112811
Kenny Cameron26 2056341

League Table (as at January 31st, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Since our cup win over Ayr United; the big talking point has, of course, been our 2nd Round draw with Celtic at Parkhead. No one can deny this is the toughest game for any club to tackle in the cup... against the cup holders away from home. While it is only a matter of five weeks ago since we crashed 7-2 at Parkhead, I hold the view a cup-tie is a completely different proposition and a league performance, no matter how recent, is no yardstick. I am in no doubt Celtic will find us a side in a different frame of mind and, with Dunfermline's great effort last week in mind, we are aiming to "have a real go". Of course we have been tagged as underdogs already... a team with no chance if you like... but in cup games nothing is certain.

Earlier this season, as a "no-chance" side, we travelled to Newcastle and shocked a lot of people by holding the Fairs Cup holders comfortably, Admittedly we fell by a last second goal, but the result was far from the landslide that was expected. And next Saturday we will tackle this Cup game with the same spirit, remembering we have less to lose than our opponents. This afternoon we welcome Morton, the side who inflicted a 6-0 defeat over us early in the season. Today's game is an excellent build-up for the cup, and with the chase for Fairs Cup places really warming up, a victory is top priority.