Rangers 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, February 12th, 1972
Ibrox. Att. 25,267
3:00 PM Kick-off

Dave Smith (84)
Sandy Jardine (missed pen.) (54)

Team Managers
Willie Waddell Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Peter McCloy
Sandy Jardine
Willie Mathieson
John Greig
Colin Jackson
Dave Smith
Tommy McLean
Alfie Conn
Derek Johnstone
Alex MacDonald
Iain McDonald
Hamish McAlpine
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Jim Cameron
Stuart Markland
Andy Rolland
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
George Fleming
Billy Gray
Kenny Cameron

Jim Denny Jackie Copland

Jim Denny for Iain McDonald (70) Jackie Copland for Tommy Traynor (63)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

P Hunter (Falkirk) (Referee)

Match Report

A power crisis enveloped the country and due to the miners strike there was no floodlighting at Ibrox, so this was literally day-light robbery by Rangers. The Tangerines showed most of the class and made, but admittedly, spurned chances galore. The most blatant coming after half an hour when Tommy Traynor who had a blinder ran through the home defence and rounded McCloy only to cross for Kenny Cameron who headed over!

Nine minutes into the second half, Rangers missed from the penalty spot with Hamish McAlpine saving Jardine's kick. But that was only justice with both sides mystified as to why the penalty was given in the first place! A draw was the least United deserved; but even that was denied them six minutes from the end when Dave Smith pounded upfield and was at full stretch to slide a Conn cross past Hamish McAlpine.

Squad Statistics (as at February 12th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 30 - 61 -
Doug Smith34 22148710
Stuart Markland24 18 - 782
Jim Cameron25 3211831
Andy Rolland29 29818921
Frank Kopel22 2 - 2 -
George Fleming23 1 - 1 -
Billy Gray26 221221
Tommy Traynor28 265597
Archie Knox24 5 - 5 -
Kenny Cameron28 18610562
Jackie Copland (sub)24 20113213

League Table (as at February 12th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.