Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 26th, 1970
Easter Road. Att. 5,742
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Jackie Copland (87)

Team Managers
Dave Ewing Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
John Brownlie
Mervyn Jones
John Blackley
Jim Black
Pat Stanton
John Hazel
Billy McEwan
Jim Blair
Johnny Graham
Eric Stevenson
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Jim Cameron
Doug Smith
Jackie Copland
Walter Smith
Tommy Traynor
Alec Reid
Davie Wilson
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson

Arthur Duncan Jim Henry

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A Currie (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

This was a game that took a while to get going, but once the two sides found the path to goal, they created a whole host of chances. Both Hamish McAlpine and Roy Baines in the respective goals denied Hazel and McEwan and Alan Gordon before Graham and Blair each contrived to miss an open goal with the Tannadice rearguard openly vulnerable. If Hibs had had the better of the period immediately prior to the interval, it was United who pressed strongly on the resumption after the interval, but Hamish McAlpine was United's hero, making several fine saves. Four minutes from the end former United winger Johnny Graham did get the ball in the net, but was given offside and United took full advantage of this let off. Just three minutes remained when Jackie Copland took advantage of a mix-up in the Hibs defence to slip home what proved to be the winner.

Squad Statistics (as at December 26th, 1970)

1970-71 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)22 10 - 11 -
Doug Smith33 2824455
Jim Cameron24 28 - 131 -
Walter Smith22 1 - 12 -
Jackie Copland23 2121
Andy Rolland28 25 - 14012
Tommy Traynor27 242242
Davie Wilson33 28413625
Alec Reid23 272977
Morris Stevenson27 172243
Alan Gordon26 26126223

League Table (as at December 26th, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.