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


Goalscorers
Paton
Smith
Allan
Wood
Clark (pen.)
Tom McGairy 
Tom McGairy 
Johnny Coyle 
Johnny Coyle 
Alan Massie (pen.) 

Team Managers
Alex McLuckie Reggie Smith

Starting Eleven
Mulgrew
Baird
Clark
Mooney
Gray
Paton
Woods
Buchan
Allan
D Forsyth
Smith
Alec Edmiston
Alan Massie
Alex Arnold
John McBain
Jimmy Coyle
Sandy Stephen
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.

Match report written by The Dundee Courier



Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 1955)


1955-56 All Time
Age
Alec Edmiston (GK)28 3 - 114 -
Alex Arnold27 7 - 85 -
Alan Massie - 91312
Sandy Stephen - 64176
John McBain - 6 - 18 -
Jimmy Coyle - 4 - 4 -
Archie Aikman30 751812
Johnny Coyle22 872518
Tom McGairy27 722713
Frank Barclay - 3 - 3 -
Jimmy Reid19 7383






League Table (as at September 17th, 1955)


No league table has been added for this season.