East Fife 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)

East Fife 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 18th, 1972
Bayview Park. Att. 4,263
3:00 PM Kick-off

Billy McPhee (46) None.

Team Managers
Pat Quinn Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ernie McGarr
Bobby Duncan
Ian Printy
Walter Borthwick
John Martis
David Clarke
Kevin Hegarty
Jim Hamilton
Graham Honeyman
Billy McPhee
John Bernard
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Jim Henry
George Fleming
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron
Ian Mitchell

Rab Cairns Sandy White

None. Sandy White for Jim Cameron (50)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Tom Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)

Match Report

The first half in this game was little to write home. East Fife had most of the opening 45 minutes and they were defied by the agile McAlpine, poor shooting and bad luck. Twice United kicked clear on the line; twice the keeper charged out from goal to thwart the unchallenged Hegarty and Honeyman.

The decisive incident in this match occurred only a minute after the interval, East Fife now kicking towards the Buckhaven end. Copland fouled Honeyman just outside the box. Borthwick tapped a short free-kick to his left and Billy McPhee's low shot screamed across McAlpine's charge into the corner. This brought their seasons tally to 13 from 12 games. An uninspired United only came to life when they went behind - and Sandy White substituted for J. Cameron. But Ernie McGarr, making his home first-team debut in goal, kept a clean scoresheet, despite getting two stitches in an eye injury for his pains.

Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 1972)

1972-73 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 22 - 90 -
Andy Rolland30 19121922
Frank Kopel23 221312
Jim Cameron25 11 - 1991
Doug Smith35 21851919
Jackie Copland25 18 - 6013
George Fleming24 13 - 251
Jim Henry23 1811108
Pat Gardner28 217337
Kenny Cameron29 18913174
Ian Mitchell26 132300132
Sandy White (sub)22 2263510

League Table (as at November 18th, 1972)

No league table has been added for this season.