Dunfermline 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


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Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 29th, 1972
East End Park. Att. 7,274
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kenny Cameron (32)

Team Managers
Alex Wright Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Arrol
Willie Callaghan
John Lunn
Jim Fraser
Dave McNicholl
Jim Leishman
Kenny Thomson
Barrie Mitchell
Ken Mackie
Jim Scott
Jim Gillespie
Hamish McAlpine
Frank Kopel
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Tommy Traynor
Billy Gray
Archie Knox
George Fleming
Kenny Cameron

Bonar Mercer Sandy White

None. Sandy White for Andy Rolland

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McRoberts (Wishaw) (Referee)

Match Report

Going into the final League game of the season, United could do no more than a mid-table finish, however Dunfermline still had a chance of escaping second bottom and relegation. Archie Knox in for Pat Gardner was the only change to the starting eleven.

Dunfermline had the early chances, with both Leishman and Fraser heading over in the opening 10 minutes, before Andy Rolland, playing his 200th competitive match for the club, cleared a Mitchell header off the line in 18 minutes. However, United took the lead against the run of play in the 32nd minute when Knox sent over a cross that was headed goalwards by Kenny Cameron, and although Arrol touched the ball onto the post, the ball trickled over the line for the only goal of the game.

The result meant that Dunfermline dropped to the bottom of the table and were relegated to Division Two after 14 years in the top League. United finished in 9th spot, their lowest position in four seasons.

Squad Statistics (as at April 29th, 1972)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 37 - 68 -
Jim Cameron25 3711881
Frank Kopel23 9191
Andy Rolland29 40820021
Doug Smith35 33249811
Jackie Copland25 30114213
Tommy Traynor28 335667
George Fleming23 121121
Billy Gray26 331331
Archie Knox24 134134
Kenny Cameron28 26911365
Sandy White (sub)21 134134

League Table (as at April 29th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.