Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 0
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 23rd, 1969
Tynecastle Park. Att. 6,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Ernie Winchester (36) None.

Team Managers
John Harvey Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Cruickshank
2. Ian Sneddon
3. Willie McAlpine
4. David Clunie
5. Alan Anderson
6. Alan MacDonald
7. Neil Murray
8. Tommy Veitch
9. Ernie Winchester
10. Donald Ford
11. Tommy Traynor
Don Mackay .1
Billy Bremner .2
Jim Cameron .3
Dennis Gillespie .4
Doug Smith .5
Stuart Markland .6
Alec Reid .7
Alan Gordon .8
Kenny Cameron .9
Andy Rolland .10
Ian Scott .11

12. Jim Townsend Davie Wilson .12

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Wilson (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

After three games without a goal, Hearts were hoping home advantage would give them the edge in this sectional game in the league cup. United lost at home to Hearts just a few weeks earlier after the Tynecastle men came back from 2-0 down to overturn the result and win 3-2.

Hearts started the game on the front foot and tested Mackay on a number of occasions in the opening 15 minutes. Trainer made a good run, going unchallenged until he let fly with a shot which spun across the face of the goal. Then Murray ran the ball 30 yards before firing an effort off the top of the crossbar. Hearts finally hit the target through Ernie Winchester who looped in a great lob that evaded Mackay, who had been racing out from his goal. It was Hearts first goal since they scored at Tannadice at the start of the season. Rolland came closest to scoring for United in the first half when he belts low past the upright at the end of a goalmouth scramble.

United started the second half with a bit more passion. Rolland picked the ball up on half way and went for a score from all of 40 yards. It was right on target but just a little too high. Veitch then went close for Hearts with a header that skimmed the top of the bar. With twenty minutes left Gillespie collected the ball near the corner flag, swung over a cross but Cruickshank punched the ball off Gordon's head from five yards out. It finished 1-0 to Hearts. That goal put paid to any hopes United may have held of atoning for earlier disappointments with only a single win coming from United's first five outings.

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 1969)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 5 - 179 -
Jim Cameron22 5 - 67 -
Andy Rolland26 5 - 799
Stuart Markland21 3 - 12 -
Billy Bremner - 3 - 3 -
Doug Smith32 5 - 3782
Alec Reid22 5 - 473
Alan Gordon25 2 - 6 -
Kenny Cameron26 414737
Ian Scott23 314213
Dennis Gillespie33 5 - 406112

League Table (as at August 23rd, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.