St Johnstone 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)

St Johnstone 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Thursday, January 1st, 1970
Muirton Park. Att. 8,405
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bill McCarry (66) None.

Team Managers
Willie Ormond Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Jim Donaldson
John Lambie
Willie Coburn
Alec Gordon
Benny Rooney
Ian McPhee
Kenny Aird
Henry Hall
Bill McCarry
John Connolly
Fred Aitken
Don Mackay
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Ian Mitchell
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott

Gordon Whitelaw Kenny Cameron

None. Kenny Cameron for Jim Cameron

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R C Greenlees (Lochgelly) (Referee)

Match Report

Despite the overall disappointment to the Tayside following, the final scoreline was a fair reflection of this Ne'er Day clash. Certainly the nine thousand onlookers enjoyed the fare.

During the first half, it was the Muirton side which had by far the majority of the chances to move in front. Fred Aitken missed three good scoring chances for the home side in the first half. The worst being a weak header past the post after Connolly had laid it on a plate from him in front of goal.

In the second half, an error by Donald Mackay allowed big Saint handyman 'Buck' Bill McCarry in for a 66th minute decider. The United keeper should have cleared an attempt at goal, but allowed the ball to run free in the goal area, enabling McCarry to find the net with ease. It was unfortunate for the visiting keeper as in the same move he had brought off a wonder save from a great Connolly cross.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1970)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 27 - 201 -
Stuart Markland21 151241
Doug Smith32 27 - 4002
Jim Cameron23 27 - 89 -
Jim Henry20 11 - 11 -
Davie Wilson32 2329117
Alec Reid22 272695
Ian Scott23 2156017
Alan Gordon25 19112311
Ian Mitchell23 235255110
Dennis Gillespie33 272428114
Kenny Cameron (sub)26 1535839

League Table (as at January 1st, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.