Stirling Albion 2
Dundee Utd XI 0

Stirling Albion 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd XI

Monday, August 4th, 1980
Annfield. Att. 500
7:00 PM Kick-off

Lloyd Irvine (25)
Andy Kennedy (52)

Team Managers
Alex Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gordon Arthur
George Nicol
David Steedman
Bobby Gray
John Kennedy
Bobby Young
Matt McPhee
Jim Brown
Andy Kennedy
Alan Skilling
Lloyd Irvine
Derek Neilson
John Reynolds
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
John Holt
Jim Kerr
Gerry Lesslie
Ralph Milne
Colin Adese
Colin Campbell

Des O'Sullivan
Charlie McNeill
Gordon McGregor
Robert Beaton
John Reilly
Ian Ballantyne

Des O'Sullivan for Matt McPhee
Charlie McNeill for Jim Brown
Gordon McGregor for Andy Kennedy
Robert Beaton for Lloyd Irvine
Ian Ballantyne for Gerry Lesslie (20)
John Reilly for Colin Adese (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

With the first team set to play Spurs the day after, a United XI side involving a number of reserve side regulars and younger first team players visited Annfield Park to meet Stirling Albion for a friendly match. Against a full strength Albion outfit United should have come out of the game with a better result than they did. Countless chances were missed and a couple of elementary defensive errors caused the goals, as Alex Smith's men struck either side of the interval.

The first goal arrived via Lloyd Irvine after 25 minutes when the forward made ground before flicking the ball past two defenders and into the net. United weren't without great opportunities to score in the first half though, as Colin Campbell tested Gordon Arthur from close range forcing the Stirling stopper to get down low and make a save.

Despite making some positive substitutions with a view to piling pressure on the Stirling back line, United were punished again as the homesters' centre forward Andy Kennedy slipped a ball under Derek Neilson to make it 2-0 after 52 minutes.

Squad Statistics (as at August 4th, 1980)

1980-81 All Time

League Table (as at August 4th, 1980)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.