Morton 3
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (1st Round)


Morton 

3 - 2

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, January 30th, 1954
Cappielow. Att. 6,425
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Linwood
Hannigan
Hinshelwood
Johnny Coyle 
Johnny Coyle 

Team Managers
Jimmy Davies Willie MacFadyen

Starting Eleven
Hanson
Lewis
Baird
Little
Gourlay
Orr
Hannigan
Linwood
Gibson
Hinshelwood
Hope
Alec Edmiston
Frank Callaghan
Sam English
Jimmy Hamilton
John Shearer
Bert McCann
Alex Stenhouse
Andy Tait
Peter McKay
George Cruickshank
Johnny Coyle

Match Officials

P Fitzpatrick (Glasgow) (Referee)





Match Report


It had been almost a quarter of a century since the sides faced each other in the Cup and this time Cappielow was the venue as the pair met in the 1st round on January 30,1954. Once again both clubs were in the Second Division though United were in the midst of a wretched League season. That didn't prevent the Tannnadice men shrugging off the home side's pressure and even manage to take a shock lead with a Johnny Coyle goal right on half-time.

Morton laid siege on the United goal at the start of the second half and Alec Linwood sent a header bulleting past Edmiston. In fact the United 'keeper was the hero of the hour singlehandedly defying Morton. But Hannigan scored in the 65th minute. Ten minutes from time Johnny Coyle put United on level terms with a fine individual goal. That goal looked to have secured a deserved replay, but tragedy struck in the closing minutes when Hinshelwood's tentative shot goalwards was deflected past the heroic Edmiston by the right-back.



Squad Statistics (as at January 30th, 1954)


1953-54 All Time
Age
Alec Edmiston (GK)26 25 - 75 -
Jimmy Hamilton - 17 - 17 -
Sam English - 17 - 38 -
John Shearer - 9 - 9 -
Frank Callaghan - 6 - 6 -
Andy Tait - 172172
Bert McCann21 211211
Alex Stenhouse21 3 - 3 -
George Cruickshank28 26317831
Peter McKay28 2919233196
Johnny Coyle21 12117






League Table (as at January 30th, 1954)


No league table has been added for this season.