Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Hibernian 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 19th, 1977
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,130
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Hegarty (29)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Eddie Turnbull

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Billy Williamson
4. George Fleming
5. Walter Smith
6. Dave Narey
7. Paul Sturrock
8. Doug Houston
9. Paul Hegarty
10. Tom McAdam
11. Graeme Payne
Mike McDonald .1
John Brownlie .2
Erich Schaedler .3
Des Bremner .4
Derek Spalding .5
John Blackley .6
Alex Edwards .7
Ally Scott .8
Bobby Smith .9
Pat Carroll .10
Arthur Duncan .11

Bench
12. Alex Rennie
14. Frank Kopel
Willie Murray .12
Graham Fyfe .14

Substitutions
Frank Kopel for Billy Williamson (45)
Willie Murray for Pat Carroll (45)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)


Match Report


Following a victory over Hibs we moved into second place in the Premier table, and were the only viable challengers to Celtic whom we were to meet at Parkhead the following Saturday. Only one goal separated the sides, but this was mainly due to united's slack finishing.

A great goal put us ahead after half an hour. A long throw out by Hamish McAlpine was picked up by Graeme Payne who raced off and crossed, Hibs 'Keeper dropped it and Paul Hegarty dived to squeeze a header past McDonald. There was a let off for United after an hour when Wattie Smith barged Duncan off the ball but fortunately Hamlsh McAlpine brilliantly saved Brownlie's spot kick.



Squad Statistics (as at March 19th, 1977)


1976-77 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 3622683
Andy Rolland34 29139835
Paul Hegarty22 3699824
Walter Smith29 9 - 1553
Dave Narey20 32213413
Billy Williamson24 6 - 6 -
Doug Houston33 18 - 1035
George Fleming28 36221321
Paul Sturrock20 34157526
Graeme Payne21 3611096
Tom McAdam22 32106123
Frank Kopel (sub)27 33 - 2207


League Table (as at March 19th, 1977)


No league table has been added for this season.