Morton 4
Dundee Utd 1
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


4 - 1

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Wednesday, August 13th, 1969
Cappielow. Att. 4,893
3:00 PM Kick-off

Joe Harper (25)
Joe Mason (28)
Pat Ferrie (30)
Joe Mason (46)
Ian Scott 

Team Managers
Hal Stewart Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
1. Leif Neilsen
2. Danny Ferguson
3. John Murray
4. Gerry Sweeney
5. Billy Gray
6. Stan Rankin
7. Joe Harper
8. Bobby Collins
9. Pat Ferrie
10. Joe Mason
11. Brian Gallacher
Don Mackay .1
Andy Rolland .2
Jim Cameron .3
Dennis Gillespie .4
Doug Smith .5
Alex Stuart .6
Davie Hogg .7
Alec Reid .8
Kenny Cameron .9
Ian Mitchell .10
Davie Wilson .11

12. Tommy Coakley Ian Scott .12

None. Ian Scott for Davie Hogg

Joe Mason Dennis Gillespie

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. M. Kelly (Motherwell) (Referee)
J. Burns (Glasgow) & W. S. Black (Glasgow) (Assistants)

Match Report

After losing 3-2 to Hearts in their opening League Cup tie, United headed to Cappielow hoping to get their campaign up and running.

Morton opened the scoring in this one when on 25 minutes Harper thundered a shot past MacKay from 10 yards after a good cross by Ferrie and knock down by Mason. Within three minutes Morton had doubled their lead. Cameron fouled Gallacher on the edge of the box and from Murray's free-kick, Mason headed home. Amazingly it was 3-0 two minutes later. Harper beat three men on the wing before crossing to Pat Ferrie who nodded home. United's midfield were particularly below par and a big part of the reason they found themselves trailing so badly at half-time. Alex Stuart and Dennis Gillespie just never seemed able to get themselves into an open space from where they could steady the team down.

United went in at half time with heads down and they never recovered as a minute after the interval they were four behind. This time Mason headed home from eight yards after a good ball by Ferrie. Morton took their foot of the gas after that and lost a goal when substitute Ian Scott glanced home a Wilson cross. United's misery was completed when Dennis Gillespie was booked along with Joe Mason following a clash. A lethal three goals midway through the first half floored United and it was a night to forget for the tangerines. At no time did they produce the constructive or spirited play expected of a team about to enter European football.

Squad Statistics (as at August 13th, 1969)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 2 - 176 -
Alex Stuart29 2121
Jim Cameron22 2 - 64 -
Andy Rolland26 2 - 769
Doug Smith32 2 - 3752
Alec Reid22 2 - 443
Davie Hogg22 1 - 387
Davie Wilson32 2 - 7015
Kenny Cameron26 1 - 4436
Ian Mitchell23 21234106
Dennis Gillespie33 2 - 403112
Ian Scott (sub)23 214113

League Table (as at August 13th, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.