Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (Division One)


2 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 27th, 1969
Tynecastle Park. Att. 11,253
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Cameron (6) (o.g.)
Jim Townsend (21)
Ian Mitchell (27)
Alan Gordon (43)

Team Managers
John Harvey Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Davie Clunie
Peter Oliver
Jim Brown
Alan Anderson
Eddie Thomson
Rene Moller
Jim Townsend
Donald Ford
George Fleming
Andy Lynch
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott
Ian Mitchell

Ernie Winchester

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. Andy Rolland

Match Officials

A Crawley (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Both sides served up a late Christmas cracker as the home side went two ahead before the half way stage of the opening period, but found themselves pegged back by the interval.

Even though United played most of the second half with only ten men, if was the Jerry Kerr's men who almost snatched both points. Hearts ended in front after six minutes when Denis Gillespie mis-kicked in front of goal, leaving Donald Ford with a simple chance.

After 22 minutes United trailed even further. Moller lobbed a free-kick into the box and as the United defence ball watched, Jim Townsend ran in to head their second. Six minutes later, Ian Mitchell back-headed a corner into the net to reduce the arrears.

Within ten minutes and United had equalised. Davie Wilson flighted over a free-kick which was headed home by former Hearts forward, Alan Gordon. Seven minutes after the break, Andy Holland was ordered off after a clash with Townsend, but United more than held their own to deservedly share the spoils.

Squad Statistics (as at December 27th, 1969)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 26 - 200 -
Andy Rolland27 26310012
Doug Smith32 26 - 3992
Jim Cameron23 26 - 88 -
Davie Wilson32 2229017
Alec Reid22 262685
Jim Henry20 10 - 10 -
Dennis Gillespie33 262427114
Ian Scott23 2055917
Ian Mitchell23 225254110
Alan Gordon25 18112211

League Table (as at December 27th, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.