Dundee Utd 2
Morton 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Morton 

League (Division One)
Saturday, January 29th, 1972
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,726
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Mitchell (68)
Jackie Copland (85)
Joseph Mason (89)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Hal Stewart

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Doug Smith
Joe White
Frank Kopel
Jim Cameron
Stuart Markland
Jim Henry
Archie Knox
Pat Gardner
Ian Mitchell
Kenny Cameron
Erik Sorenson
Davie Hayes
Chris Shevlane
John Clark
George Anderson
Denis Laughton
Steve Chalmers
Jimmy Lumsden
Don Gillies
Joseph Mason
John Murphy

Bench
Jackie Copland
Borge Thorup

Substitutions
Jackie Copland for Jim Henry (57)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Anderson (East Kilbride) (Referee)


Match Report


Dundee United introduced Frank Kopel into the team for this one with Jackie Copland dropping to the bench. Morton made seven changes to their team from their previous encounter!

United hoped for a penalty in the 9th minute when a Cameron cross was not gathered cleanly by Sorensen and Shevlane, trying to chase the ball fell over it. The referee waved play on. Archie Knox was next to threaten the 'keeper with a shot from 15 yards. Soon after it was Knox again who stung the 'keeper's hands with a free kick. Knox and Sorensen fought out a personal duel in the first half with the United man again denied when his header was brilliantly saved close to half time.

United dominated large portions of the second half but it was not until the 68th minute that the got their noses in front. Ian Mitchell scored the first goal of the game. While chances came and went at each end it looked as though this one would finish 1-0. However, there were a flurry of goals in the last five minutes. Firstly, substitute Jackie Copland doubled United's lead with five remaining and then Joseph Mason pulled one back to give United a nervous last few minutes.



Squad Statistics (as at January 29th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 28 - 59 -
Frank Kopel22 1 - 1 -
Doug Smith34 20148510
Stuart Markland23 16 - 762
Jim Cameron25 3011811
Joe White21 4 - 4 -
Jim Henry22 231927
Archie Knox24 3 - 3 -
Kenny Cameron28 16610362
Ian Mitchell25 71279126
Pat Gardner28 1 - 1 -
Jackie Copland (sub)24 18113013






League Table (as at January 29th, 1972)


No league table has been added for this season.