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League (B Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (B Division)
Saturday, January 23rd, 1954
Fir Park. Att. 6,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Wilson Humphries (5)
Wilson Humphries (11)
Wilson Humphries (18)
Willie Redpath (pen.) (20)
John Hunter (35)
John Hunter (40)
John Hunter (49)
Wilson Humphries (57)
Willie Redpath (pen.) (64)
Wilson Humphries (68)
John Hunter ()
Wilson Humphries (83)
Andy Tait (1)

Team Managers
George Stevenson Willie MacFadyen

Starting Eleven
John Johnston
Willie Kilmarnock
John Bryden
Charlie Cox
Andy Paton
Willie Redpath
Tommy Sloan
Jim Forrest
John Hunter
Wilson Humphries
Johnny Aitkenhead
Alec Edmiston
Archie Smith
Frank Callaghan
Jimmy Hamilton
John Shearer
Alex Stenhouse
Andy Tait
Bert McCann
Jim Temple
Joe Locherty
Peter McKay

Match Officials

A McClintock (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)

Match Report

United Wing Half Andy Tait opened the scoring after just 30 seconds at Fir Park, but after that it was one way traffic. Scotland international - and future United forward - Wilson Humphries scored a quick-fire hat-trick, and with a Willie Redpath penalty and a brace from John Hunter, the home side went in at the interval 6-1 up. The same players repeated the scoring after the break, Humphries finishing with six, Hunter with four and Redpath grabbing a second penalty.

Joe Locherty, signed from Sheffield Wednesday just the day before, made his debut that day, and it turned out to be his only appearance for United. The post match comments from United were that the team had not played that badly - this result still stands as the clubs worst ever defeat.

Squad Statistics (as at January 23rd, 1954)

1953-54 All Time
Alec Edmiston (GK)26 24 - 74 -
Archie Smith - 12 - 12 -
Frank Callaghan - 5 - 5 -
Jimmy Hamilton - 16 - 16 -
John Shearer - 8 - 8 -
Alex Stenhouse21 2 - 2 -
Andy Tait - 162162
Bert McCann21 201201
Jim Temple - 131294
Joe Locherty28 1 - 1 -
Peter McKay28 2819232196

League Table (as at January 23rd, 1954)

No league table has been added for this season.