Dundee Utd 2
Partick Th 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Partick Th 

League (Division One)
Saturday, March 22nd, 1975
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,078
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Allan Forsyth (pen.) (17)
Allan Forsyth (pen.) (89)
Joe Craig (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bertie Auld

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Dave Narey
Allan Forsyth
Andy Rolland
Paul Hegarty
Walter Smith
Derek Addison
Iain McDonald
Doug Houston
Paul Sturrock
Alan Rough
John Hansen
Danny Kellachan
Jackie Campbell
Alan Hansen
Andy Anderson
Bobby Houston
Benny Rooney
Joe Craig
Doug Somner
Denis McQuade

Bench
Duncan MacLeod
Graeme Payne
John Craig
John Gray

Substitutions
Duncan MacLeod for Derek Addison
Graeme Payne for Paul Sturrock
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)


Match Report


Prior to the meeting with Thistle, United had strung together five consecutive league wins in their chase for a Premier League place. Unfortunately for the Tannadice men striker Andy Gray was a non-starter through injury. But the afternoon proved to be a day of triumph for young defender Allan Forsyth. He grabbed the spotlight after seventeen minutes when sending the home side ahead from the penalty pot after Danny Kellachan had brought down Paul Sturrock.

It was Forsyth's first goal for the United top side. Thistle, themselves desperate for Top Ten points, came out after the interval with renewed vigour and were denied an equaliser when Bobby Houston's finish was adjudged to have been off side But the visitors maintained their form and looked certain to have grabbed a point when Joe Craig slipped the equaliser in with just three minutes remaining.

But back came United again and after Doug Houston had been brought crashing down in the area by a Jacky Campbell tackle, young Allan Forsyth clinched both points with his second penalty conversion of the game.



Squad Statistics (as at March 22nd, 1975)


1974-75 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)27 42 - 178 -
Paul Hegarty20 154154
Dave Narey18 397538
Jackie Copland28 41416720
Andy Rolland32 41432033
Allan Forsyth19 5252
Walter Smith27 21 - 1433
Iain McDonald22 365365
Derek Addison19 3 - 7 -
Doug Houston31 303373
Paul Sturrock18 8 - 8 -
Duncan MacLeod (sub)25 15 - 354
Graeme Payne (sub)19 14 - 462






League Table (as at March 22nd, 1975)


No league table has been added for this season.