2 - 0
2 - 0
League (Division One)
Ian Mitchell (49)
Kenny Cameron (75)
Stuart Markland for Jim Henry
||Derek McKay for Jim Hermiston|
R Crawford (Stirling) (Referee)
Aberdeen visited Tannadice with a good league run immediately behind them, and throughout the opening half theyappeared happy to settle for sharing the points with an ultra-defensive formation proving capable of thwarting all that United could offer. However, four minutes after half-time an attempted clearance by Danish defender Henning Boel rebounded off Ian Mitchell and the forward followed up to send United ahead. Near things at both ends kept the fans on their toes with goal-line clearances completed by United's Dennis iGillespie and Dons' George Murray. But United finally clinched the win when Stuart Markland nodded on a free-kick to Kenny Cameron and no mistake was made with a close-in header.
|Don Mackay (GK)||30||41||-||215||-|
|Stuart Markland (sub)||22||22||1||31||1|
No league table has been added for this season.
Well, after a wait of 30 years we managed to smash our Firhill jinx! It took a late goal from "Partick fan" Davy Wilson to give us the points yet we could well have wrapped things up much earlier. After Thistle's bright start the boys settled down and but for bad luck Tommy Dunne and Kenny Cameron could have put us on easy street. As it was we had to wait until the 89th minute. And, as everyone knows, our one player who trains with Thistle every day... and has done for two years... hammered home the winner. Strangely enough, I had a chat with Davy before the game and we discussed Partick's delicate position in the table. But despite the player's association with the Firhill boys he made it plain he had a job to do for United and fate took a hand. A difficult situation you1!! agree... but that's football!
For the second last Saturday game at Tannadice we extend a hearty welcome to our north-east neighbours Aberdeen. The Dons have won their way through to the Cup Final and we would like to warmly congratulate Eddie Turnbull and his playing staff. In the past our meetings have been packed with interest and thrills and with a 4-1 defeat from last season to avenge we are looking forward to an actionpacked 90 minutes.