Dundee Utd 4
Raith Rovers 2
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
4 - 2
Raith Rovers 

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 18th, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,457
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Mitchell 
Ian Mitchell (4)
Jim Henry (31)
Ian Mitchell (43)
George Falconer
Pat Wilson

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Jimmy Millar

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson
Ian Mitchell
Tommy Dunne
Dennis Gillespie
Bobby Reid
Kenny Brown
Kenny Lindsay
Jimmy Wilson
Willie Polland
Brian Cooper
Pat Wilson
Benny McGuire
Billy Mitchell
Colin Sinclair
George Falconer

Bench
Stuart Markland
Tom Hislop

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

H Dempsey (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


Ian Mitchell fires home a hat-trick to help United to a 4-2 victory over the Fifers. Mitchell was playing the last game before his transfer to Newcastle United and it took him three minutes to get on the score sheet when Polland drove a clearance against Ian Mitchell who stumbled forward to hammer the ball past Reid from ten yards.

United's continuing pressure told after 31 minutes when Tommy Dunne sent Jim Henry away down the right and the half-back cut inside and let fly with a shot which flew into the net. Three minutes from half-time, United made it three thanks to a fine individual goal by Ian Mitchell as he left two players in his wake before crashing the ball home.

Lindsay brought down Alan Gordon and Ian Mitchell completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot to put United four up after 56 minutes. The scoring emphasis shifted to the other end four minutes later when George Falconer drove a spot kick high past Mackay. Raith pulled back another quite out-of-the-blue when Sinclair put Pat Wilson in the clear and the winger made no mistake from 12 yards.

The image shows Mitchell rounding Kenny Brown of Raith to score United's third goal.



Squad Statistics (as at April 18th, 1970)


1969-70 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)30 43 - 217 -
Doug Smith33 4314163
Jim Cameron23 40 - 102 -
Andy Rolland27 40311412
Davie Wilson31 39610721
Jim Henry21 242242
Dennis Gillespie34 432444114
Morris Stevenson27 6161
Ian Mitchell23 3920271125
Alan Gordon25 31113511
Tommy Dunne23 6 - 10 -






League Table (as at April 18th, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.