St Mirren 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)

St Mirren 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 24th, 1971
Love Street. Att. 5,746
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ally McLeod (50)
David Millar (52)
Alan Gordon (28)

Team Managers
Wilson Humphries Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Denis Connaghan
Cammie Murray
Hugh McLaughlin
David Millar
Gordon McQueen
Willie Fulton
Ronnie Hamilton
Ally McLeod
Archie Knox
Jim Blair
Hugh Gilshan
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Joe Watson
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon

Brian Osborne Tommy Traynor

Brian Osborne for Hugh McLaughlin None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Tom Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)

Match Report

Plenty at stake in this concluding match of the season - United required two points to keep alive hopes of a UEFA Cup spot, whilst the home side were desperate for victory to keep their top grade status. At the end either side were happy with the outcome. Despite having 90% of the play, Saints could rightly feel aggrieved at leaving the field trailing. That came in the 28th minute when Alan Gordon's head connected with a cross from Andy Rolland.

Facing a fighting Saints, United were pegged back to equality by the 51st minute when McLeod won possession before going on to slip the ball past Hamish McAlpine. A minute later and United found themselves in arrears. Miller hooked in a shot from the edge of the box to sensationally put Saints in front. The Tannadice eleven were all at sea at this point, but regained their composure and went close on several occasions, but Connaghan in the Paisley goal proved a stumbling block as saints secured a victory which in the final analysis was only a consolation as results elsewhere left the Love Street men needing to win at Parkhead in their final game, whilst United had to make do with entry to the Texaco Cup after finishing in sixth place as Dundee pipped them for the outstanding European place.

Squad Statistics (as at April 24th, 1971)

1970-71 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 30 - 31 -
Andy Rolland28 45116013
Jim Cameron24 48 - 151 -
Doug Smith34 4864659
Walter Smith23 21 - 32 -
Alec Reid24 44811413
Joe Watson19 5 - 5 -
Jim Henry22 444696
Davie Wilson34 48615627
Alan Gordon26 44208031
Kenny Cameron27 17118756

League Table (as at April 24th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.