2 - 0
League (Division One)
Fred Aitken (42)
John Connolly (pen) (50)
|Ian McPhee for Gordon Whitelaw (58)||
Davie Wilson for Walter Smith
Alistair Mackenzie (Larbert) (Referee)
No new year joy for Jim McLean in his fourth game in charge as Saints for the second year running inflicted a two goal defeat on United in the New Year derby.
A John Connolly penalty gave Saints an interval lead and a second half goal by Fred Aitken ensured that Willie Ormond's men ended a six game run without a win. The home side's ranks included Henry Hall and Alex Rennie, both of whom later played for United, whilst Benny Rooney a cornerstone of the Saints defence in the late sixties and early seventies and former United striker was once more an inspiration in a rock solid Muirton defence.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||23||24||-||55||-|
|Davie Wilson (sub)||32||11||-||167||27|
No league table has been added for this season.