East Stirling 5
Dundee Utd 5
League (B Division)

East Stirling 

5 - 5

Dundee Utd

League (B Division)
Saturday, September 17th, 1955
Firs Park. Att. 1,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Clark (pen.)
Tom McGairy 
Tom McGairy 
Johnny Coyle 
Johnny Coyle 
Alan Massie (pen.) 

Team Managers
Alex McLuckie Reggie Smith

Starting Eleven
D Forsyth
Alec Edmiston
Alan Massie
Alex Arnold
Sandy Stephen
John McBain
Jimmy Coyle
Archie Aikman
Frank Barclay
Tom McGairy
Jimmy Reid
Johnny Coyle

Match Officials

J Fulton (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

It was a freakish game at Firs Park, where Dundee United kept their unbeaten record in the league, and chalked up their fourth league draw. The pitch was bumpy, sodden and dotted with pools. With heavy rain and a high wind added, anything could happen. And that's just how it turned out - but United came home with a valuable point.

The ten goals kept the crowd happy, and there was an amazing finish. With time just about out, Willie Buchan, the former Celts favourite, was fouled in the box. A penalty - and 5-4 for the homesters. The ball was centred, United ran upfield, and Jimmy Coyle was brought down in the box. A penalty. Alan Massie made no mistake. Seconds later came the final whistle.

In spite of losing five goals, Alec Edmiston, back in the team for the first time for a month, had a good game. In fact, under the atrocious conditions, the whole United team put up a grand show.

Written by The Dundee Courier

Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 1955)

1955-56 All Time
Alec Edmiston (GK)97 0 - 0 -
Alan Massie - 0 - 0 -
Alex Arnold95 0 - 0 -
Jimmy Coyle - 0 - 0 -
Sandy Stephen - 0 - 0 -
John McBain - 0 - 0 -
Tom McGairy96 0 - 0 -
Frank Barclay - 0 - 0 -
Jimmy Reid88 0 - 0 -
Archie Aikman99 0 - 0 -
Johnny Coyle91 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at September 17th, 1955)

No league table has been added for this season.