Dundee Utd 3
Dunfermline 2
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
3 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 25th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,398
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (8)
Jim Cameron (11)
Kenny Cameron (pen.) (85)
Barrie Mitchell (26)
George O'Neill (55)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Joe White
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Walter Smith
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
John Arrol
Willie Callaghan
Bonar Mercer
Jim Fraser
John Cushley
Dave McNicholl
Peter Millar
Jim Scott
Barrie Mitchell
Pat Gardner
George O'Neill

Stuart Markland
Kenny Thomson

Stuart Markland for Joe White (38)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. Jim Scott (63)
Match Officials

Eddie Pringle (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The last time football was played on Christmas Day saw United gain both points as their present. The other notable feature was that this was Jim McLean's first win after taking over as manager. There was an element of surprise that United took the lead after six minutes because, Dunfermline had made the decidedly better start to the match.

However, Arrol, distracted by Kenny Cameron, allowed a head flick from Alan Gordon to beat him. Four minutes later Jim Cameron fired in a qreat first (and his only) goal for the club with a near post shot. Barry Mitchell pulled one back for the Pars in the 25th minute. The Pars equalised after 53 minutes when Hamish McAlpine could only push a Gardner rocket shot out to the feet of O'Neil who netted easily.

However, the visitors were reduced to ten men Scott was sent off, but Dunfermline looked to be holding out until five minutes from the end when Kenny Cameron converted a spot-kick award.

Squad Statistics (as at December 25th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 23 - 54 -
Joe White21 2 - 2 -
Andy Rolland29 23818321
Jim Cameron25 2511761
Walter Smith23 19 - 51 -
Tommy Traynor28 214546
Billy Gray26 171171
Davie Wilson34 10 - 16627
Jim Henry22 191887
Alan Gordon27 201010041
Kenny Cameron28 1159861
Stuart Markland (sub)23 12 - 722

League Table (as at December 25th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.