Dundee Utd 1
Celtic 1
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Division One)
Monday, April 10th, 1961
Tannadice Park. Att. 15,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Gibby Ormond (28)
John Hughes (82)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Jimmy McGrory

Starting Eleven
Alec Brown
Jimmy Briggs
Tommy Graham
Tommy Neilson
Doug Smith
Bert Howieson
David Boner
Gibby Ormond
Stewart Fraser
Dennis Gillespie
Neil Mochan
Frank Haffey
Duncan MacKay
Jim Kennedy
Paddy Crerand
Billy McNeill
John Clark
Charlie Gallagher
Steve Chalmers
John Hughes
Willie Fernie
Alex Byrne

Match Officials

William Mullan (Cardenden) (Referee)

Match Report

United welcomed the Scottish Cup finalists Celtic to Tannadice in hope for something more than the stalemate they had at Parkhead earlier in the season, But, alas, it also ended in a score draw. Playing on a Monday afternoon, Jerry Kerr's men were just two days removed from their 3-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley and admirably, the manager named the same eleven.

The match began in drab fashion as both teams seemed to be feeling the effects of playing two games in three days, the only notable effort coming from Alex Byrne, who forced Alec Brown to palm his shot over the bar. As the match progressed, United gained control with Gibby Ormond and Neil Mochan threatening the Celtic defence. United's defence were playing the offside trap with effectiveness and stemmed the tide of the visitors' attacks. United were eventually rewarded for their persistence after 28 minutes when a Gibby Ormond effort blasted through a ruck of players and, grazing the fingers of Frank Haffey, Neil Mochan struck the ball home to send his former Club a goal down.

United looked likely to extend their lead in the second half, but stout work from Billy McNeill and Jim Kennedy kept them at bay. Despite the Celts' solid defensive play, United were dominating. With only seven minutes remaining, it looked as though United were set to emerge victorious, but then, in a rare counter attack, Charlie Gallagher swung a cross into the Terrors' box for John Hughes who was on hand to head the ball past Alec Brown for the equaliser. United will feel very aggrieved not to have taken both points, and to have passed up the opportunity to jump to sixth place in the Division One table.

Squad Statistics (as at April 10th, 1961)

1960-61 All Time
Alec Brown (GK) - 5 - 67 -
Jimmy Briggs25 3961057
Doug Smith24 4 - 7 -
Tommy Neilson26 392644
Tommy Graham - 15 - 52 -
Bert Howieson18 12 - 12 -
Stewart Fraser24 342784
David Boner19 5252
Gibby Ormond27 354437
Neil Mochan34 22122212
Dennis Gillespie25 36127231

League Table (as at April 10th, 1961)

No league table has been added for this season.