Dundee Utd 1
Kilmarnock 2
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 15th, 1972
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,255
3:00 PM Kick-off

Tommy Traynor (37)
Ross Mathie (7)
Eddie Morrison (56)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Walter McCrae

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Walter Smith
Joe White
Jim Cameron
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Jim Henry
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Ally Hunter
Billy Dickson
Alex Cairns
George Maxwell
Brian Rodman
Jackie McGrory
Jim McSherry
John Gilmour
Ross Mathie
Eddie Morrison
Jim Cook

Andy Rolland
Ian Fleming

Andy Rolland for Joe White

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

S Anderson (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Jim McLean produced a small surprise when he dropped full back Andrew Rolland. Joe White took over in the defence and Jackie Copland returned to the right wing. There was a decidedly eerie atmosphere in Tannadice with only 3,000 people in attendance.

United almost scored in the first minute when a long through ball by Gray was back headed towards the net by Copland. Hunter managed to divert it over the bar to the relief of his Killie team mates. However, in the 7th minute the visitors took a shock lead.McAlpine pushed out a cross but only as far as Gilmour who struck for goal. Cameron stopped it on the line but Ross Mathie was on hand to bundle the ball into the net. United pushed hard to get back into the game and their efforts were rewarded when Tommy Traynor hit a shot in off the post after 37 minutes.

Killie pushed United back in the second half and Eddie Morrison forced McAlpine into a save soon after the interval. Eddie Morrison then was rewarded for his perseverance when he scored in the 56th minute with a shot that entered the net via Jim Cameron. United huffed and puffed for the remainder of the game but were unable to snatch an equaliser.

Squad Statistics (as at January 15th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 27 - 58 -
Joe White21 3 - 3 -
Walter Smith23 23 - 55 -
Jackie Copland24 17102912
Jim Cameron25 2911801
Billy Gray26 211211
Jim Henry22 221917
Tommy Traynor28 245577
Archie Knox24 2 - 2 -
Kenny Cameron28 15610262
Alan Gordon27 241010441
Andy Rolland (sub)29 27818721

League Table (as at January 15th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.