St Johnstone 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)

St Johnstone 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 1st, 1972
Muirton Park. Att. 7,923
3:00 PM Kick-off

Fred Aitken (42)
John Connolly (pen) (50)

Team Managers
Willie Ormond Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Derek Robertson
Willie Coburn
Jimmy Argue
Alex Rennie
Benny Rooney
Gordon Whitelaw
Kenny Aird
Jim Mercer
John Connolly
Henry Hall
Fred Aitken
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Kenny Cameron
Ian Mitchell
Alan Gordon

Ian McPhee Davie Wilson

Ian McPhee for Gordon Whitelaw (58) Davie Wilson for Walter Smith

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alistair Mackenzie (Larbert) (Referee)

Match Report

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.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 24 - 55 -
Walter Smith23 20 - 52 -
Jim Cameron25 2611771
Andy Rolland29 24818421
Stuart Markland23 13 - 732
Billy Gray26 181181
Tommy Traynor28 224556
Jim Henry22 201897
Alan Gordon27 211010141
Ian Mitchell25 4 - 276125
Kenny Cameron28 1259961
Davie Wilson (sub)34 11 - 16727

League Table (as at January 1st, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.