Dundee Utd 2
Rangers 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Rangers 

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 5th, 1969
Tannadice Park. Att. 18,620
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Scott (31)
Kenny Cameron (59)
John Greig (49)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Davie White

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Davie Hogg
Wilson Wood
Alec Reid
Kenny Cameron
Ian Scott
Tommy Dunne
Dennis Gillespie
Norrie Martin
Kai Johansen
Willie Mathieson
John Greig
Ron McKinnon
Dave Smith
Willie Henderson
Andy Penman
Sandy Jardine
Willie Johnston
Örjan Persson

Bench
Davie Wilson
Alex MacDonald

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tom Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)


Match Report


In April 1969, Rangers arrived in hot pursuit of Celtic, while United were chasing a Fairs Cup slot, but it was Arabs' hopes that remained the more viable come the end.

Whilst Rangers made a confident start, their inability to turn it into something tangible saw tension mount in the Ibrox ranks. And they were really rattled when United took a shock lead after 31 minutes. And Andy Rolland free-kick meandered its way past Ronnie McKinnon and Kai Johansen into the path of Ian Scott who made space before turning to chip the ball over Norrie Martin in the visitors' goal.

Adopting a more studied approach earned its reward for Rangers within four minutes of the re-start. A cross from Dave Smith, the brother of United's Doug, was only headed out to John Grieg and the Ibrox skipper crashed the ball into the net from the corner of the penalty box. Rangers may have been in full cry then. but they were shocked five minutes later. From a Dennis Gillespie free-kick in the penalty box, the ball was headed on by Tommy Dunne and with the ball looking as though it was going through to Martin in goal, Kenny Cameron in typical poacher's fashion nipped in to get the ball first and round the keeper and net what proved to be the winner. For sure Rangers piled on the pressure and it took a heroic double save from Donald Mackay to maintain the lead, but United held on for a victory that effectively ended Rangers challenge to Celtic for the title.



Squad Statistics (as at April 5th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)29 39 - 171 -
Jim Cameron22 38 - 60 -
Doug Smith32 39 - 3702
Andy Rolland26 404719
Davie Hogg22 346346
Alec Reid22 393393
Wilson Wood26 404796
Ian Scott23 1543612
Tommy Dunne22 3 - 4 -
Kenny Cameron25 40354035
Dennis Gillespie33 321398112






League Table (as at April 5th, 1969)


No league table has been added for this season.