Dundee Utd 8
Raith Rovers 1
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
8 - 1
Raith Rovers 

League (Division One)
Saturday, October 27th, 1962
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,091
3:00 PM Kick-off

Dennis Gillespie (29)
Wattie Carlyle (pen.) (31)
Tommy Neilson (38)
Ian Mitchell (52)
Jim Irvine (62)
Wattie Carlyle (64)
Dennis Gillespie (70)
Dennis Gillespie (80)
Jim McFadzean (69)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Hugh Shaw

Starting Eleven
Sandy Davie
Doug Smith
Jimmy Briggs
Tommy Millar
Tommy Neilson
Bert Howieson
Stewart Fraser
Dennis Gillespie
Ian Mitchell
Jim Irvine
Wattie Carlyle
Jim Thorburn
Jimmy Stevenson
Willie Wilson
Bobby Stein
Mike Clinton
Andy Leigh
Bobby Adamson
John Forsyth
Bobby Gilfillan
Jim McFadzean
Andy Aitken

Match Officials

A Crossman (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United recorded only their second win of the league campaign against a Raith Rovers side who looked all at sea for most of the game.

The game was approaching the half hour mark when United confirmed their superiority with a goal, and it came from Dennis Gillespie, as the United inside-right headed home an accurate cross from Ian Mitchell. Jimmy Stevenson handed United a chance for a second minutes later when he handled inside the box and Wattie Carlyle converted the resultant penalty to make it 2-0. A third followed six minutes before the break when Tommy Neilson outpaced the Raith back line to score.

Enjoying a comfortable lead, United took just six minutes to score a fourth in the second half, and it came from the sixteen year old Ian Mitchell, netting his first goal for the Club with a fierce drive. Making his 100th appearance for United, Jim Irvine deceived Jim Thorburn with a shot off the inside of the post to make it 5-0 ten minutes later and shortly after the restart, Carlyle scored his second from close range following a corner. Though it took no embarrassment away from the scoreline, Raith pulled a goal back through Jim McFadzean with twenty minutes left, however, any consolation was short lived as Gillespie sensationally scored direct from a corner just two minutes later. Rounding off the victory, Gillespie scored again on 80 minutes for his hat-trick, working his way through a dishevelled Rovers defence on the right wing to slot home.

Squad Statistics (as at October 27th, 1962)

1962-63 All Time
Sandy Davie (GK)17 4 - 6 -
Doug Smith25 14 - 63 -
Jimmy Briggs26 9 - 1577
Tommy Millar23 13 - 20 -
Tommy Neilson27 1411186
Bert Howieson19 5 - 271
Stewart Fraser26 1411346
Dennis Gillespie26 11412354
Ian Mitchell16 4141
Jim Irvine22 14610051
Wattie Carlyle24 1286328

League Table (as at October 27th, 1962)

No league table has been added for this season.