Dundee Utd 2
Ayr Utd 2
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2
Ayr Utd 

League (Division One)
Saturday, December 11th, 1971
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,554
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kenny Cameron (8)
Tommy Traynor (54)
Doug Mitchell (24)
Phil McGovern (72)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ally MacLeod

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Tommy Traynor
Jim Henry
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Ally McLean
Joe Filippi
John Murphy
Rikki Fleming
Jimmy McAleer
Doug Mitchell
Johnny Doyle
Johnny Graham
Davie McCulloch
Phil McGovern
Eric Stevenson

Ian Reid
Alex Ingram

Ian Reid for Kenny Cameron (46)

None. Phil McGovern (70)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

This marked new manager Jim McLean's first game in charge and his first team selection contained several surprises. Stuart Markland was drafted into the side with Wattie Smith moving to inside-right and Jackie Copland returning to the centre-forward berth and Kenny Cameron moving to outside left. And the new combination started with a real buzz.

Kenny Cameron scooped home a Jackie Copland pass after only 8 minutes, but Ayr refused to buckle under and in the face of a series of poundings. The visitors equalised out of the blue in the 23rd minute thanks to a Doug Mitchell first timer.

United went back in front after 57 minutes when Alan Gordon flicked the ball on to Jim Cameron who turned it across goal for Tommy Traynor to crack home a low drive. However, Jim McLean was denied a debut victory by Ayr's Phil McGovern who scrambled home an equaliser 18 minutes from the final whistle.

Image: Markland returns to the side

Squad Statistics (as at December 11th, 1971)

1971-72 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)23 21 - 52 -
Jim Cameron25 23 - 174 -
Andy Rolland29 21818121
Doug Smith34 18148310
Stuart Markland23 10 - 702
Jackie Copland24 15102712
Walter Smith23 17 - 49 -
Tommy Traynor28 194526
Jim Henry22 171867
Alan Gordon27 1999940
Kenny Cameron28 1049760
Ian Reid (sub)20 51174

League Table (as at December 11th, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.