Falkirk 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


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Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, March 4th, 1972
Brockville. Att. 3,949
3:00 PM Kick-off

Doug Somner (1) Archie Knox (8)

Team Managers
Willie Cunningham Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ally Donaldson
Gregor Abel
Jim Shirra
Davie Cattenach
John Markie
George Gibson
Wilson Hoggan
Alex Ferguson
Doug Somner
Dennis Setterington
Tom McLeod
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Billy Gray
Archie Knox
George Fleming
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner

John Young Sandy White

None. Sandy White for George Fleming

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Eddie Thomson (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United found themselves in arrears within a minute of the game getting underway. Hoggan carried the ball to the bye-line and passed the ball back to Abel who crossed and Doug Somner headed home. But the home side's lead was short-lived. Six minutes later slackness in the Falkirk defence saw an Ian Mitchell drive palmed out by Donaldson, but only to the head of Archie Knox who had little difficulty in equalising.

However, Donald Mackay was, for the most part, the busier of the two keepers, but immediately after play re-started in the second half Ally Donaldson saved from Ian Mitchell. Although on the balance of play United deserved no more than a point, it was very nearly two with Frank Kopel missing the chance of the game when he ballooned the ball over when it seemed easier to score with just three minutes remaining!

Squad Statistics (as at March 4th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)31 4 - 241 -
Andy Rolland29 31819121
Frank Kopel22 4 - 4 -
Jim Cameron25 3411851
Doug Smith34 24148910
Jackie Copland24 21113313
Archie Knox24 7272
George Fleming23 3131
Billy Gray26 241241
Ian Mitchell25 91281126
Pat Gardner28 4 - 4 -
Sandy White (sub)21 9191

League Table (as at March 4th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.