East Fife 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)

East Fife 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 20th, 1971
Bayview. Att. 3,558
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Tommy Traynor (53)

Team Managers
Pat Quinn Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Dave Gorman
Bobby Duncan
Peter McQuade
Rab Cairns
John Martis
David Clarke
Graham Honeyman
Doug Dailey
Joe Hughes
Jim Hamilton
John Love
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Tommy Traynor
Jim Henry
Ian Reid
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson

Billy McPhee Kenny Cameron

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Marshall (Clydebank) (Referee)

Match Report

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.

Squad Statistics (as at November 20th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 18 - 49 -
Andy Rolland29 20818021
Jim Cameron24 20 - 171 -
Doug Smith34 15148010
Jackie Copland24 1292411
Walter Smith23 14 - 46 -
Jim Henry22 141837
Tommy Traynor28 162494
Ian Reid20 41164
Alan Gordon27 1679638
Morris Stevenson28 3 - 393

League Table (as at November 20th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.