Hibernian 3
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


3 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 23rd, 1972
Easter Road. Att. 10,372
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (30)
Alan Gordon (85)
Jackie Copland (og) (88)
Jim Henry (40)

Team Managers
Eddie Turnbull Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Herriot
John Brownlie
Erich Schaedler
Pat Stanton
Jim Black
John Blackley
Alex Edwards
Jimmy O'Rourke
Alan Gordon
Alex Cropley
Arthur Duncan
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Sandy White
Ian Mitchell

Johnny Hamilton Billy Gray

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bert Padden (Ardrossan) (Referee)

Match Report

Hibs were dominant in the first half and there was no surprise when they took the lead. Alan Gordon scored in the 29th minute. The first half corner tally of 11-1 in Hibs favour told it's own story. There was great shock therefore when United fired home an equaliser five minutes before the break. Jim Henry latching onto a good pass to crash home the leveller.

In the second half their superiority continued. However, United always looked dangerous on the break with Mitchell, Marklund and Henry all forcing Herriot into great saves. The goal Hibs deserved finally came with 6 minutes remaining. Brownlie found space to get in a cross and Alan Gordon headed home. Jackie Copland then deflected a Duncan shot past his own keeper right on the final whistle to seal the win for the Leith side.

Squad Statistics (as at September 23rd, 1972)

1972-73 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 12 - 80 -
Andy Rolland29 11 - 21121
Stuart Markland24 5 - 902
Jackie Copland25 8 - 5013
Doug Smith35 11450915
Frank Kopel23 121212
Jim Cameron25 7 - 1951
Sandy White21 125259
Jim Henry23 1111038
Tommy Traynor28 82749
Ian Mitchell26 52292132

League Table (as at September 23rd, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.