2 - 1
2 - 1
League (Division One)
Ian Scott (31)
Kenny Cameron (59)
|John Greig (49)|
Tom Kellock (East Kilbride) (Referee)
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.
|Don Mackay (GK)||29||39||-||171||-|
No league table has been added for this season.