Dundee Utd 4
Ayr Utd 2
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
4 - 2
Ayr Utd 

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 7th, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,219
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Alan Gordon (1)
Stan Quinn (o.g.) (5)
Kenny Cameron (54)
Doug Smith (pen.) (60)
Ian Whitehead (7)
Brian Lannon (62)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Ally MacLeod

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Jim Gilmour
Stan Quinn
John Murphy
Alex McAnespie
Rikki Fleming
Doug Mitchell
Quintin Young
Jim McFadzean
Brian Lannon
Ian Whitehead
Tommy Reynolds

Bench
Ian Scott
Davie McCulloch

Substitutions
Ian Scott for Kenny Cameron (56)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Robert Greenlees (Lochgelly) (Referee)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at November 7th, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)22 5 - 6 -
Jim Cameron23 21 - 124 -
Andy Rolland27 18 - 13312
Stuart Markland22 211532
Doug Smith33 2124385
Tommy Traynor27 211211
Alec Reid23 211916
Jim Henry21 211463
Davie Wilson31 21412925
Alan Gordon26 1995520
Kenny Cameron27 447449
Ian Scott (sub)24 4 - 7219






League Table (as at November 7th, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


After the bitter disappointment of our eliminaton froni the Fairs Cup, it's back to League football again and this afternoon we simply must get back in the groove.

Our visitors today are Ayr United, a side we have had a fair measure of success against in recent times.

As we have failed to win any of our last four home games it is absolutely essential we start picking up full points at every chance. Our league position, at the present time, is far from impressive and as the chase is now well under way for places in next year's big competitions, we really must start improving.

With regard to Wednesday's game, one must congratulate Sparta on a fine
performance away from home. I would without any hesitation, they raised their game considerably and were much more impressive than they were in Prague.

Against this, our boys failed to repeat the form they showed in the first game although, once again, luck was right against them. It was a real blow losing Kenny Cameron with a muscle pull before the game and added to the absence of Donaid Mackay and Andy Rolland, this forced another reshuffle.

On the subject of goals . . .or the lack of them . . .I put forward the view the chances are not being created for the men up front. All too often the direct route to goal is ignored in preference for elaborate passing moves and against a defensive set-up like Sparta'sthis was fatal.

But I would like to pay tribute to Dennis Gillespie and Alan Gordon. After a long absence, Dennis came into the side at the last minute and gave us everything he had. In the middle Alan managed to grab one goal and with
better service could well have made it a joy night for us.

It is quite some time since we managed to win a game by two goals and with the half-way mark of the season coming up . . .a difficult spell at any time . . . this will have to end soon.

Our opponents today have had a quiet season so far and I feel we can
get back among the points . . . and goals again ! This is the confidence
boost we are looking for today.