Dundee Utd 4
Cowdenbeath 2
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
4 - 2

League (Division One)
Saturday, April 3rd, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 2,396
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (43)
Kenny Cameron (48)
Doug Smith (pen.) (57)
Kenny Cameron (76)
John Dickson (73)
John Dickson (75)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Andy Matthew

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Alan Gordon
Kenny Cameron
Jim McArthur
Billy McLaughlin
Davie Cairns
Jim Taylor
Andy Kinnell
Jim Moore
Willie Bostock
John Dickson
Billy Laing
Allan Kennedy
Davie Ross

Dennis Gillespie
Robin Thomson

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Crawley (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at April 3rd, 1971)

1970-71 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 25 - 26 -
Doug Smith34 4344607
Walter Smith23 16 - 27 -
Andy Rolland28 40 - 15512
Jim Cameron24 43 - 146 -
Davie Wilson34 43615127
Alec Reid24 39610911
Tommy Traynor27 332332
Jim Henry22 394646
Kenny Cameron27 1298254
Alan Gordon26 39187529

League Table (as at April 3rd, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Isn't it amazing the difference a couple of victories can make? Before meeting Hearts it was felt we had perhaps lost our chance of qualifying for the Texaco Cup competition next season. And with a difficult programme ahead few gave us much chance of improving our position. But, in the two games since, the boys have recaptured their best form and now we are confident we can finish the season on a really strong note.

Against Hearts the boys took complete control in the second half and ended by turning on some of their best football of the season. And the result itself was a first class boost for everyone. At Fir Park the side kept up the good work and with luck, and better finishing, we could well have won with several goals in hand.

Unfortunately we lost Morris Stevenson just after half time with a bad knee injury and early this week he underwent an operation and will be in plaster for around 10 weeks. This is a great pity as Morris had settled down very well at No. 11 and his experience and ball control was an important factor in this side's return to form.

But at Motherwell every member of the side performed well and special mention must be given to the mid-line of Walter Smith, Doug Smith and Jim
Henry. All three were first class and the home side struggled all the way to get
the better of them. In attack Kenny Cameron proved he is back to his old self with a neat goal and Alex Reid and Alan Gordon gave the Fir Park defence a hard time.

This afternoon we face Cowdenbeath and, bearing in mind their recent run of great away wins, they will have to be watched very carefully. Last week the Fifers suffered a bad blow by falling to St. Mirren and this means they go
back into the Second Division again next season. Obviously this eases all the tension from them and no doubt they will be aiming to wind up their First Division stay in style.

With the important "derby" due at Dens Park on Monday I am looking for our third win in a row to set us up for, the Dundee game.