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League (Division Two)
Jimmy Cameron (pen.) (81)
Duncan Hutchison (89)
George A Ross
J McKay (Glasgow) (Referee)
Two Arbroath records, one pleasing, and the other disappointing, from the Arbroath point of view, have gone as a result of Dundee United's visit to Gayfield. Pleasing in that the attendance record of almost 7000 for the ground was broken by fully 5000, and disappointing in that the United upset the Maroons' unbroken home record. It was indeed a game of thrills, and those of the 12,092 spectators who went expecting a rousing game were by no means disappointed. What a tussle it was!
With half an hour of the second half gone and still no scoring it was anybody's game. Then Gentles stepped in and, with a nicely placed header, gave Arbroath the lead. The Maroons' supporters were wildly enthusiastic, but nine minutes from time Cameron caused gloom in their camp netting from penalty and giving United the equaliser. However, they were not downhearted, and could console themselves with the thought that perhaps the visitors deserved, on the run of play, to be on level terms even though the equalising goal came from a hotly-disputed penalty. A draw would have been a satisfactory result, but Hutchison decided otherwise, and with a shot from an acute angle sent the Dundee team's supporters away riotously happy. Hard lines on Arbroath certainly, for the team as a whole had played with great spirit and had not allowed their opponents' reputation to overawe them. It was not any superiority in the play of the visitors that led to the defeat of the Maroons, but merely a fine piece of opportunism at a time when the thought was general that the game could not possibly yield any further score. Arbroath's defence was sound enough. Stronach was outstanding back, and, as for Beatt, no blame could be attached to the young keeper for the shots he let through. In fact he made several sparkling saves and was always in position when the ball came him.
Imrie and Russell shone in the midline, and Williamson did a great deal of hard work. The inside forwards. Lowe and Hardie, were inclined to be slow, and M'Gregor did not seem to fit into the centre forward position. The wingers, Gentles and Gallacher, were the best of' the attack, and were always dangerous. For United, Cameron and Hutchison deserve first mention among the forwards, and it was fitting that each should have gained some tangible reward in the shape of a goal. Bain was very sound at centre-half and allowed M'Gregor very little rope. McClure was the better of pair of backs that had their work cut out for them, and proved a stumbling-block to the Maroons' attack.
Match report written by Evening Telegraph
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