Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 0
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Division One)
Saturday, November 27th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,832
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (25)
Jackie Copland (77)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Bobby Howitt

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Jackie Copland
Harry Mollison
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson
Keith MacRae
Eric Gillespie
Davie Main
Jim Muir
Willie McCallum
Tam Forsyth
Billy Campbell
Billy Brown
Jim McCabe
John Goldthorp
Alex Martin

Ian Reid
Willie McClymont

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Wilson (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Although it wasn't certain at the time, this proved to be manager Jerry Kerr's last match as manager and his side continued their climb up the table with their second successive victory. Fullback Harry Mollison made his first team debut. With only 3,000 on the Tannadice terracings, there was a distinct lack of atmosphere which hardly helped the players. However, United were the brighter of the two sides and deservedly went ahead after 25 minutes when Alan Gordon bulleted a header from a Henry free-kick past MacRae.

When the Motherwell keeper was stretchered off and replaced by defender Davie Main in goal six minutes into the second half, the visitors hopes were severely dimmed. However, they knuckled down, although it took some great saves by the stand-in keeper to keep the score down. But 13 minutes from the end even his heroics were not enough as Jackie Copland sent a neat head flick from Tommy Traynor's cross past him to seal victory.

Squad Statistics (as at November 27th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 19 - 50 -
Jim Cameron24 21 - 172 -
Jackie Copland24 13102512
Harry Mollison18 1 - 1 -
Doug Smith34 16148110
Walter Smith23 15 - 47 -
Jim Henry22 151847
Tommy Traynor28 172504
Kenny Cameron28 839559
Alan Gordon27 1789739
Morris Stevenson28 4 - 403

League Table (as at November 27th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.