Dundee Utd 1
Dundee 1
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Division One)
Monday, January 3rd, 1972
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,954
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (34)
Jim Steele (57)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Prentice

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Billy Gray
Ian Mitchell
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Mike Hewitt
Bobby Wilson
Davie Johnston
Jim Steele
Iain Phillip
Bobby Ford
John Duncan
Ian Scott
Gordon Wallace
Jocky Scott
John Lambie

Sandy White
Alex Kinninmonth

Sandy White for Alan Gordon (56)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McRoberts (Wishaw) (Referee)

Match Report

Davy Wilson returned for United for this Derby match, whilst Dundee fielded former Tannadice man Ian Scott in attack. Tannadice was packed for this first match between the clubs in 1972.

Dundee were first to threaten and McAlpine had to be sharp to make a diving save from Duncan. After just four minutes Wallace fired wide after Scott released him. United were lucky to survive in 14 minutes when Ian Scott took advantage of a McAlpine clearance and shot towards an empty net. Walter Smith managed to dive and head the ball behind for a corner much to McAlpine's relief. Duncan missed another great chance on the half hour, the winger making a poor connection on a Wallace cross and the ball flew wide. It came as a great surprise when United took the lead. Kenny Cameron chipped home from a Mitchell cross in the 34th minute.

Dundee roared onto the attack again in the second half, desperate to get the equaliser. However, it was Cameron who almost scored his second on 53 minutes when his header just sailed over the bar. United's Alan gordon was carried off after a clash with Jim Steele, to be replaced by Sandy White. Ironically it was Jimmy Steele who claimed a goal for Dundee late on and rescued a point for the Dark Blues in a game they did not deserve to lose.

Squad Statistics (as at January 3rd, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 25 - 56 -
Stuart Markland23 14 - 742
Jim Cameron25 2711781
Andy Rolland29 25818521
Walter Smith23 21 - 53 -
Billy Gray26 191191
Davie Wilson34 12 - 16827
Jim Henry22 211907
Ian Mitchell25 5 - 277125
Kenny Cameron28 13610062
Alan Gordon27 221010241
Sandy White (sub)21 8181

League Table (as at January 3rd, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.