Dundee Utd 3
Hearts 2
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
3 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 8th, 1972
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,550
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (59)
Sandy White (79)
Frank Kopel (81)
Eric Carruthers (23)
Eric Carruthers (61)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bobby Seith

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Stuart Markland
Jackie Copland
Billy Gray
George Fleming
Kenny Cameron
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner
Kenny Garland
Dave Clunie
Jim Jefferies
Eddie Thomson
John Gallagher
Wilson Wood
Tommy Murray
Jim Brown
Donald Ford
Eric Carruthers
Derek Renton

Sandy White
Andy Lynch

Sandy White for George Fleming

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) (Referee)

Match Report

United were without forwards Knox and Traynor for this one. Meanwhile Hearts introduced young centre half John Gallacher for Allan Anderson. Rain had poured heavily ahead of the game and left the pitch very soft and muddy.

United were first to threaten and a Cameron flick left Kopel clear only for Brown to block. United pushed forward incessantly in the opening twenty minutes and were therefore shocked when Hearts broke to open the scoring. Tommy Murray progressed down the right and his cross was met perfectly by Eric Carruthers who headed home. Kopel and Gardner came close for United but they could not peg back Hearts in the first half.

On the hour mark, Kenny Cameron fired in the equaliser after Mitchell had gone close just moments earlier. No sooner had United finished celebrating did Hearts go upfield and restore their lead. Again it was Eric Carruthers on target for the Jam Tarts. Then in a two minute spell towards the end of the game, United turned this one on it's head. First in 79 minutes, Sandy White scored and then in 81 minutes Frank Kopel clinched the game.

Squad Statistics (as at April 8th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 33 - 64 -
Andy Rolland29 36819621
Stuart Markland24 24 - 842
Doug Smith35 29149410
Jackie Copland25 26113813
Frank Kopel23 5151
George Fleming23 8181
Billy Gray26 291291
Pat Gardner28 9 - 9 -
Kenny Cameron28 22810964
Ian Mitchell25 133285128
Sandy White (sub)21 113113

League Table (as at April 8th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.