Millwall 2
Dundee Utd 1


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

Monday, August 4th, 1969
The Den. Att. 5,734
7:30 PM Kick-off

Brian Dear (62)
Keith Weller (85)
Dennis Gillespie (pen.) (80)

Team Managers
Benny Fenton Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
1. Bryan King
2. Brian Brown
3. Harry Cripps
4. George Jacks
5. Barry Kitchener
6. Denis Burnett
7. Keith Weller
8. Gordon Bolland
9. Brian Dear
10. Eamon Dunphy
11. Barry Salvage
Hamish McAlpine .1
Stuart Markland .2
Jimmy Briggs .3
Dennis Gillespie .4
Doug Smith .5
Alex Stuart .6
Davie Wilson .7
Tommy Dunne .8
Ian Scott .9
Alan Gordon .10
Jim Henry .11

12. Ken Jones Alec Reid .12
Jim Cameron .14

Ken Jones for Barry Salvage Alec Reid for Jim Henry (45)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R.C Challis (Kent) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee United, with six reserves players in the starting eleven, were unrecognisable as they ran out the tunnel decked in royal blue Millwall kit. The Tannadice side left out a number of regulars against the second division outfit as they had a match with Ipswich scheduled for the following day. Just over 5,000 were in attendance at The Den for this Scotland v England pre-season clash.

The home side started on the front foot and came close early on when Boland fired a 25 yard drive just inches wide. McAlpine then had to make a great save from the same player. Under-23 international, Keith Weller, was looking dangerous and he fizzed one just wide after 10 minutes after a great run. United did have their chances in the first half and both Gordon and Scott came close but were denied by 'keeper King. As the match edged towards half time it looked like United had weathered the storm and had got a foothold in the match.

Both sides made changes at half time with United replacing Jim Henry with Alec Reid. Dumphy was clean through but McAlpine rushed out to block on 50 minutes. In 62 minutes the English side took the lead with a sloppy goal. Hesitation in the United defence allowed Brian Dear to get his head to a cross and beat McAlpine. Reid came close after good play by Alex Stuart as United tried to get back in this game. United did equalise ten minutes from time. Davie Wilson was pulled back as he raced in on goal. The resultant penalty kick was converted by Dennis Gillespie. It looked like a draw was on the cards until Keith Weller hooked home a tremendous shot on the turn. Gordon almost snatched an equaliser late on but King prevented him scoring.

Squad Statistics (as at August 4th, 1969)

1969-70 All Time

League Table (as at August 4th, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.