Aberdeen 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 18th, 1971
Pittodrie. Att. 14,570
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steve Murray (24)
Alex Willoughby (67)
Joe Harper (pen.) (89)

Team Managers
Jimmy Bonthrone Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Clark
George Murray
Jim Hermiston
Steve Murray
Tommy McMillan
George Buchan
Jim Forrest
Davie Robb
Joe Harper
Alex Willoughby
Bertie Miller
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Stuart Markland
Joe White
Andy Rolland
Jim Cameron
Doug Smith
Jackie Copland
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Sandy White

Arthur Graham Ian Reid

Arthur Graham for Jim Hermiston Ian Reid for Stuart Markland

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A Crawley (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Tannadice twins, Sandy and Joe White made history this afternoon when they played together in the same side for the first time. While Sandy had played 6 times already for United, this was to be Joe's debut for the club.

Aberdeen took a strangle hold of the game early on and it was 'keeper McAlpine who rescued United within minutes of kick off. Robb knocked the ball down for Harper but his shot was saved spectacularly by McAlpine. Harper went close again when he struck the post after another Robb lay off. It was all Aberdeen for the first 20 minutes of this match and they succeeded in winning 7 corners during this period. Traynor did relieve the pressure with a run from half way but his shot was intercepted before play resumed in the United half. It was no surprise that in 24 minutes, Aberdeen opened the scoring. George Murray collected a short corner and his chip into the box was nodded home by Steve Murray.

The second half continued as the first finished, with Aberdeen on the front foot. Robb was the sinner for the Dons, missing numerous gilt edged chances. The Red's domination paid off in 67 minutes when they doubled their lead. this time it was Alex Willoughby who broke free to fire home. A fine afternoon for the home side was completed in the dying minutes when Joe Harper scored a third from the spot.

Squad Statistics (as at December 18th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 22 - 53 -
Jackie Copland24 16102812
Andy Rolland29 22818221
Joe White21 1 - 1 -
Doug Smith34 19148410
Stuart Markland23 11 - 712
Jim Cameron25 24 - 175 -
Walter Smith23 18 - 50 -
Tommy Traynor28 204536
Jim Henry22 181877
Sandy White21 7171
Ian Reid (sub)20 61184

League Table (as at December 18th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.