Dundee Utd 5
St Johnstone 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
5 - 1
St Johnstone 

League (Division One)
Monday, January 1st, 1973
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,708
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Archie Knox (65)
Alex Rennie (o.g.) (68)
Stuart Markland (75)
Kenny Cameron (84)
Pat Gardner (pen.) (88)
Jim Pearson (36)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie Ormond

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Tommy Traynor
Archie Knox
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron
Jim Donaldson
John Lambie
Jimmy Argue
Alex Rennie
Andy Kinnell
Benny Rooney
John Muir
Henry Hall
Jim Pearson
Jim George
Fred Aitken

Bench
Stuart Markland
Kenny Aird

Substitutions
Stuart Markland for Jackie Copland (38)
Kenny Aird for John Muir (70)

Cautions
Frank Kopel (37)
Jim Pearson (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Eddie Thomson (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


A quite remarkable holiday fixture this turned out to be when you look at the final scoreline and take into account the fact that our Perth neighbours appeared well on their way to a point with 35 minutes left on the clock! Suddenly, Willie Ormond's side were hit with an unexpected torrent of goals which rang up Jim McLean's men's best win of the season. Jim Pearson had given Saints an interval lead and in truth it was well deserved.

The equaliser came in the 65th minute when Archie Knox took a Kenny Cameron pass and hit a cracker past Donaldson from 25 yards. Three minutes later and United were gifted the lead, when Alex Rennie swung a boot at a Cameron cross from the left, and the ball dipped over Donaldson's head and into the far corner of the net. United's third goal came in 75 minutes, with the visiting defence all at sea, Cameron's pass found Stuart Markland unmarked only a few yards from goal. The Saints protested vigorously but the goal was given. Six minutes from time, and having been involved in all of United's goals, Kenny Cameron slammed home a cross from Fleming from close range. Still United weren't finished, and with two minutes left, keeper Donaldson brought down Knox in the box and Pat Gardner scored number five from the spot to complete the home blitz.



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 29 - 97 -
Jackie Copland25 2516714
Andy Rolland30 25222523
Frank Kopel23 282373
Jim Cameron26 14 - 2021
Archie Knox25 62196
George Fleming24 20 - 321
Tommy Traynor29 162829
Pat Gardner29 28124012
Kenny Cameron29 231113676
Ian Mitchell26 193306133
Stuart Markland (sub)24 1511003


League Table (as at January 1st, 1973)


No league table has been added for this season.