Airdrie 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


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Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Wednesday, March 29th, 1972
Broomfield. Att. 3,247
7:30 PM Kick-off

Drew Jarvie (44) Archie Knox (18)

Team Managers
Ian McMillan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Roddy McKenzie
Paul Jonquin
Walter Clarke
John Menzies
Columb McKinlay
Derek Whiteford
Billy Wilson
Tommy Walker
Drew Busby
Drew Jarvie
Mark Cowan
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jackie Copland
George Fleming
Billy Gray
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner

John Fury Kenny Cameron

None. Kenny Cameron for Tommy Traynor

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J McKee (Kirkintiiloch) (Referee)

Match Report

Airdrie were battling to avoid relegation in this one and can be relatively satisfied with a point from a tough encounter with Dundee United. Jim McLean had reshaped his team on the back of a 2-2 draw with East Fife, giving Pat Gardner the role of Centre Forward for this one.

The move looked to have paid off just minutes into the game when Gardner forced McKenzie into a great save. Soon after Gardner carved open the Airdrie defence only for their 'keeper to again deny United, this time it was Knox who failed to beat him. However, Airdrie could not hold out for long and on 18 minutes United took the lead. Gardner and Knox again combined enabling Archie Knox to race in on goal, round the 'keeper and slot home into the empty net. Airdrie then forced a number of corners in the lead up to half time before finally levelling on the stroke of half time. Drew Jarvie was the scorer after heading home powerfully from a Wilson corner.

It was all Airdrie in the second half but the United defence, marshalled by Copland and Smith, held together well. In 63 minutes Airdrie claimed for a penalty when Wilson was impeded en-route to goal. It was waved away by McKee. Airdrie lacked the composure and finesse to break down the United defence and the Tannadice men left Broomfield with a hard earned point.

Squad Statistics (as at March 29th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 31 - 62 -
Andy Rolland29 34819421
Stuart Markland24 22 - 822
Doug Smith35 27149210
Jackie Copland25 24113613
Tommy Traynor28 305637
Archie Knox24 103103
George Fleming23 6161
Billy Gray26 271271
Ian Mitchell25 113283128
Pat Gardner28 7 - 7 -
Kenny Cameron (sub)28 21710863

League Table (as at March 29th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.