Dundee Utd 1
Dunfermline 0
League (Division Two)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Division Two)
Saturday, September 1st, 1928
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jacky Kay (9)

Team Managers
Jimmy Brownlie
Sandy Paterson

Starting Eleven
Harry McGregor
John Bain
Dave McClure
Bill Taylor
Patsy Deuchar
Geordie Henderson
Dave Walker
Johnny Hart
Duncan Hutchison
Jacky Kay
Harry Michie
Jimmy Dickson

Match Officials

J L Grant (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United got back to winning ways following two straight defeats with a narrow win over Dunfermline Athletic. The Tannadice men were facing into a strong sun during the first half, yet they began in good style, scoring less than ten minutes into the opening stages through Jacky Kay, who lashed the ball home with a first time shot following a splendidly placed ball from Geordie Henderson. Duncan Hutchison was unlucky not to extend United's lead in the moments that followed. Dunfermline came back into things and some resolute defending from the home side was required to keep the goal and ultimately see the first half out with the lead.

In goal for Dunfermline, Harris was called upon on a number of occasions as United bombarded the Pars' goal. The Athletic backs were sturdy throughout and although the forward line could not find the necessary equaliser, the defence certainly covered themselves in glory against a persistent United attack.

A moment of controversy later in the game saw referee Grant award a free kick to United for dangerous play in the penalty area, as opposed to the customary spot kick - leaving the United contingent somewhat confused. The official claimed that a penalty kick is only to be awarded at his discretion, according to the seriousness of the offence.

Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 1928)

1928-29 All Time
Harry McGregor (GK) - 1 - 1 -
John Bain - 32455
Dave McClure - 3 - 3 -
Bill Taylor - 3 - 26 -
Patsy Deuchar24 1 - 1 -
Geordie Henderson31 3 - 3 -
Dave Walker - 1 - 11118
Johnny Hart - 3 - 7514
Duncan Hutchison24 3 - 4232
Jacky Kay22 324314
Harry Michie - 32102

League Table (as at September 1st, 1928)

No league table has been added for this season.