Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 1
League (Division One)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
St Mirren 

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 19th, 1970
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,950
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Morris Stevenson (81)
Morris Stevenson (89)
Archie Knox (25)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Wilson Humphries

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Morris Stevenson
Alan Gordon
Denis Connaghan
Charlie Palmer
Hugh McLaughlin
Willie Fulton
Gordon McQueen
Iain Munro
Ian Lister
Archie Knox
Ronnie Hamilton
David Millar
Bobby McKean

Bench
Alec Reid
Willie Lawson

Substitutions
Alec Reid for Jim Henry (60)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Grant (Larbert) (Referee)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at December 19th, 1970)


1970-71 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)22 9 - 10 -
Andy Rolland28 24 - 13912
Jim Cameron24 27 - 130 -
Doug Smith33 2724445
Stuart Markland22 271592
Jackie Copland23 1 - 1 -
Tommy Traynor27 232232
Jim Henry21 261513
Davie Wilson31 27413525
Morris Stevenson27 162233
Alan Gordon26 25126123
Alec Reid (sub)23 262967






League Table (as at December 19th, 1970)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


This afternoon we get the opportunity to get back on the winning trail at home against a St. Mirren side that has found it hard to settle in the past few weeks.

Last week at Falkirk, against a Brockville side that has made a big impression this season, our boys were full value for one point and a few more displays of this standard will surely push us up the table.

Certainly, we will have to go all out in the coming four weeks as we must face Hibs, St. Johnstone, Dundee, Morton and Rangers before tackling a Scottish Cup game.

In our last home game against Celtic I felt we were perhaps unfortunate not to get at least one point, although, I will concede the lack of punch in our best spell in the first half, cost us dear in the end. However, I can assure the fans
this fault has not escaped our notice and now we feel that Jacky Copland, our signing this week from Stranraer, could be the man to get us back among the goals.

I have little doubt we will improve our position very soon and when one
looks at the points difference between clubs in the top half of the league, it's easy to see a couple of good results would put us in a happier position.

Obviously this must be our aim as it appears certain clubs in the upper half of the table will qualify for the attractive competitions next season.

Already it's felt there will be changes in the entries for the various tournaments, with the Fairs Cup and a possible sponsored competition coming under special review. In addition there could be a pre season sponsored cup tourney in July for the top four teams in the two Scottish divisions.

Much is at stake for the end of the season and while this is still sometime away we must start climbing into contention. Usually we aim for a points total of around 22 at the turn of the year, but will certainly fall short this time. However, it would be encouraging to go into the two day New Year programme in a mid table position and starting today with two points we can achieve this.

With the festive season just a week away I would, on behalf of the players and directors, like to extend our best wishes to you, the fans.