Dundee Utd 3
St Mirren 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
3 - 1
St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, October 25th, 1969
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,754
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alan Gordon (68)
Alan Gordon (73)
Alec Reid (80)
Bobby Pinkerton (49)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Davie Hogg
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott
Jim Thorburn
Cammie Murray
Tony Connell
George Cumming
Andy McFadden
Eric Murray
Hugh Gilshan
Jim Blair
Peter Kane
George Urquhart
Bobby Pinkerton

Bench
Ian Mitchell
Hugh McLaughlin

Substitutions
Ian Mitchell for Ian Scott
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Archie Webster (Falkirk) (Referee)


Match Report


A first-half stalemate did little to satisfy a Tannadice crowd which had seen United dominate from the first whistle, but failing to turn that pressure into tangible reward. And the picture looked even grimer when Saints took a shock lead just four minutes into the second period, Pinkerton sneaking the visitors into the lead.

United were stung into action, but it wasn't until the 70th minute that Alan Gordon found a way through the tight Paisley defence. Alan Gordon gave United the lead five minutes later and a third goal in a ten minute spell near the end from Alec Reid made this victory appear more comfortable than it really was!



Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 1969)


1969-70 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)29 17 - 191 -
Jim Cameron22 17 - 79 -
Andy Rolland26 1719110
Doug Smith32 17 - 3902
Alec Reid22 172595
Jim Henry20 1 - 1 -
Davie Wilson30 1318116
Davie Hogg23 9 - 467
Dennis Gillespie33 172418114
Ian Scott23 1455317
Alan Gordon25 97137
Ian Mitchell (sub)23 131245106






League Table (as at October 25th, 1969)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


It is back to League business again today and after a run of five good wins we are looking forward to keeping up the good work against St. Mirren. In the past the Paisley boys have always given a fair account of themselves at Tannadice and I've no doubt Alex Wright's boys will fight hard again today. But in the past few weeks we have settled down well and today we are confidently expecting another two points. Last week we made the long journey to Inverness to meet a Select side and I must say the game was something of a disappointment for us. At the outset we expected a hard 90 minutes from the Highland players, but after our first goal, in the third minute, the game developed into a one-sided affair, and had we taken all our chances the scoreline would have been astronomical. However, it offered us the chance to keep in tune and I've no doubt the goal spree will boost confidence.

Due to Stuart Markland's injury, Jim Henry was given a run at left-half and the youngster turned in a very useful performance indeed. Jim is back to full fitness and I feel sure he will be challenging for a first team place before this season is out. In addition, we have keen competition for a number of other positions and while this is rated a happy problem for any manager, I find a surplus of in-form men can cause headaches galore! Generally speaking though, we are now well placed to challenge hard again for a good placing, and with a stronger pool available I see no reason why we shouldn't improve on last season's position.