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League (Division One)
Tommy Traynor (53)
R Marshall (Clydebank) (Referee)
A run of three consecutive defeats was arrested by this narrow victory played in atrocious conditions. Drizzling rain on top of a bone-hard surface made football a lottery.
It is probably fair to say that the home side had more of the play and the greater number of chances, but failed to make the most of them. The new Methil floodlights were in use for the first time in the second half and it was eight minutes into that second period that United struck what proved to be the winner. Tommy Traynor collected a rebound on the edge of the box and fired a shot high into the far corner.
Gorman parried it but couldn't prevent the ball going over his head and into the net. Thereafter, it was Hamish McAlpine who starred as the Fifers strove, in vain as if transpired, to grab an equaliser. The defeat sent East Fife to the foot of the table whilst United moved nearer the comfort zone in what was Jerry Kerr's second last fixture in charge.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||23||18||-||49||-|
No league table has been added for this season.