Dundee Utd 2
Aberdeen 0
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Aberdeen 

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 22nd, 1972
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,133
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Mitchell (24)
Doug Smith (pen.) (31)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jimmy Bonthrone

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Billy Gray
George Fleming
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron
Ian Mitchell
Bobby Clark
Henning Boel
Jim Hermiston
George Murray
Willie Young
Tommy Wilson
Jim Forrest
Davie Robb
Joe Harper
Ian Taylor
Arthur Graham

Bench
Sandy White
Alex Willoughby

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


After announcing that goalkeeper Don Mackay would be given a free transfer at the end of the season, manager Jim McLean made only one change from last weeks defeat to Ayr United, with Stuart Markland making way for Jim Cameron. United were decked out in their white kit for this one.

In the early stages Kopel had a chance but shot over before Harper fire past McAlpine's right hand post at the other end. United were dominating play and Gardner missed a chance in the 16th minute when it seemed easier to score. Eight minutes later Gardner sent in a high cross that Clark failed to deal with, and Ian Mitchell blasted high into the net to put United ahead. In the 31st minute, Wilson appeared to handle after a scramble in the box and referee Ian Foote pointed to the spot, and the ever reliable Doug Smith gave Clark no chance with his penalty kick.

United controlled the second half, with any Aberdeen attacks thwarted with United's offside trap and defender Jackie Copland kept the usually dangerous Joe Harper quiet.



Squad Statistics (as at April 22nd, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 35 - 66 -
Andy Rolland29 38819821
Frank Kopel23 7171
Jim Cameron25 3511861
Doug Smith35 31249611
Jackie Copland25 28114013
George Fleming23 101101
Billy Gray26 311311
Pat Gardner28 11 - 11 -
Kenny Cameron28 24811164
Ian Mitchell25 155287130






League Table (as at April 22nd, 1972)


No league table has been added for this season.