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League (Division One)


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Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, February 6th, 1971
Broomfield. Att. 2,372
3:00 PM Kick-off

Drew Busby (17) Alan Gordon (50)
Alan Gordon (52)

Team Managers
Ian McMillan Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Tommy Gourlay
Paul Jonquin
Des McKay
John Menzies
Pat Delaney
Derek Whiteford
John Whiteford
Sam Goodwin
Drew Busby
Drew Jarvie
Billy Wilson
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson

Mark Cowan Alan Devlin

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Gordon (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Broomfield wasn't exactly a happy hunting ground for United in those days and when the home side took the lead it looked as though the Airdrie hoodoo was to strike once more. That goal came after 17 minutes when Drew Busby cracked the ball home after a goalmouth scramble.
None-the-less the remainder of the opening half belonged to totally United whose midfield efforts should have brought an equaliser, but a lack of punch up front proved United's undoing.

Airdrie's bright start to the second half was quickly dampened when United equalised. Davie Wilson's quick break to the bye-line ended with his cross being easily nodded home by Alan Gordon in the 50th minute. A couple of minutes later and the lanky centre was on target again. Alan Gordon found himself unmarked he had all the time in the world to crash the ball in off the underside of the bar. That quick one-two floored the hosts as United chalked up their first success at Broomfield for 41 years.

Squad Statistics (as at February 6th, 1971)

1970-71 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 16 - 17 -
Doug Smith33 3424515
Jackie Copland23 6262
Walter Smith22 7 - 18 -
Andy Rolland28 31 - 14612
Jim Cameron24 34 - 137 -
Davie Wilson34 34514226
Alec Reid23 3241029
Jim Henry21 303555
Alan Gordon26 31156726
Morris Stevenson27 222293

League Table (as at February 6th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.