Morton 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 19th, 1970
Cappielow. Att. 3,506
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ernie Hannigan (11)
Billy Osborne (66)
Ernie Hannigan (75)

Team Managers
Hal Stewart Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Leif Nielon
John Murray
Billy McDerment
Gerry Sweeney
Billy Gray
Gerry O'Neill
Ernie Hannigan
Bobby Collins
Billy Osborne
Joe Munro
Johnny Clarke
Don Mackay
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Ian Reid
Dennis Gillespie

Ian Campbell Alan Gordon

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Callaghan (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Morton made just one change from their last game, while Dundee United brought in Gillespie for Gordon. Both teams wore black armbands and upheld a minutes silence in tribute to former player Jimmy Gourlay who died this week.

This game ground to halt within seconds of started due to a hand injury to McKay after going for a low ball near the foot of the post. Once the play did get up and running it was the home side who did all the running. It was no surprise when the took the lead after just 11 minutes. Clark swung in a low cross that first evaded Mason but then landed at the feet of Ernie Hannigan who smashed the ball past McKay. The provider had his own chance to score soon after but Clark failed to test McKay with a weak shot. Traynor had the only chance for United in the first half.

United went all out for an equaliser in the second half and thought they had scored when Henry's shot looked destined for the net. Unfortunately for him, it struck the left hand post and rebounded to safety. After Cameron also hit the foot of the post, Billy Osborne doubled the Morton lead with a header from a Hannigan cross. This knocked the stuffing out of United and when Ernie Hannigan added a third the game was over.

Squad Statistics (as at September 19th, 1970)

1970-71 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)30 11 - 229 -
Doug Smith33 1114284
Jim Cameron23 11 - 114 -
Andy Rolland27 10 - 12512
Stuart Markland22 111432
Alec Reid23 111816
Jim Henry21 111363
Tommy Traynor26 11 - 11 -
Davie Wilson33 11311924
Ian Reid19 9393
Dennis Gillespie34 61451115

League Table (as at September 19th, 1970)

No league table has been added for this season.