Dundee Utd 0
Rangers 2
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
0 - 2
Rangers 

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 26th, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 19,744
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Alfie Conn (57)
Graham Fyfe (59)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Willie Waddell

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Ian Reid
Alan Gordon
Peter McLoy
Sandy Jardine
Alex Miller
John Greig
Ronnie McKinnon
Colin Jackson
Graham Fyfe
Alfie Conn
Colin Stein
Alex MacDonald
Willie Johnston

Bench
Morris Stevenson
Dave Smith

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Archie Webster (Falkirk) (Referee)


Match Report


United were licking their wounds following a 6-0 drubbing at Cappielow the previous week. Out to atone for this the Tannadice side and Rangers set a cracking pace. Both teams had close shaves with McCloy perhaps the busier of the two keepers. Referee Webster was quick to clamp down on any nonsense and Alex Miller became the second player to be cautioned.

Fyfe and Stein both passed up great chances for Rangers and the Ibrox men opened the second period in similar fashion, so it was no real surprise when they did take the lead. A Fyfe cross was headed away, but only to the feet of Alfie Conn who lashed the ball home from just inside the box. Only four minutes later Fyfe put Rangers two in front when he capitalised on a mixup between Stuart Markland and Donald Mackay, enabling him to nip in turn the ball into the vacant net and put the match beyond United's reach.



Squad Statistics (as at September 26th, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
Age
Don Mackay (GK)30 12 - 230 -
Jim Cameron23 12 - 115 -
Andy Rolland27 11 - 12612
Stuart Markland22 121442
Doug Smith33 1214294
Alec Reid23 121826
Jim Henry21 121373
Tommy Traynor26 12 - 12 -
Davie Wilson31 12312024
Ian Reid19 103103
Alan Gordon26 1034614






League Table (as at September 26th, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


We welcome Rangers to Tannadice this afternoon and judging by recent results the Ibrox men will come out this afternoon determined to improve on last season's goal-less draw.

And with both teams looking for a build-up win to prepare for this week's Fairs
Cup returns, I would say we are in line for an exciting game.

Last Saturday our Cappielow jinx struck again and our unbeaten record came to an end. While the record itself is not important and, in any event maintaining a run only causes strain, the Greenock game could well have been saved.

After the interval our players hit back with some good football and were unlucky when Jim Henry hit a post. But Morton replied by going further ahead with a fortunate goal.

However, the unbeaten strain is now off and the players fully realise the tasks that lie ahead of them today and on Wednesday in Switzerland.

I agree the margin we will be working with in the Grasshoppers return is a narrow one. But at the same time there are a number of points in our favour.
First of all we are a goal ahead and when one remembers we were two down at one stage, this is something to be thankful for.

In Zurich we will be playing on a much larger park and with some thought we can use our full-time training to advantage. Most important of all, we now know what to expect from the Swiss and can prepare to cope right from the first whistle.

But it's important to get back on the rails this afternoon. Let's face it, a good
display and result would be a fine tonic to travel with on Monday.

A repeat of the fighting spirit shown in our other recent home games could go a long way towards us getting that result. Rangers will also be involved in a dramatic Fairs Cup return this week and we wish them well as they aim to pull back the one goal they lost in Munich last week.