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League (Division One)
Dave Smith (84)
Sandy Jardine (missed pen.) (54)
|Jim Denny for Iain McDonald (70)||
Jackie Copland for Tommy Traynor (63)
P Hunter (Falkirk) (Referee)
A power crisis enveloped the country and due to the miners strike there was no floodlighting at Ibrox, so this was literally day-light robbery by Rangers. The Tangerines showed most of the class and made, but admittedly, spurned chances galore. The most blatant coming after half an hour when Tommy Traynor who had a blinder ran through the home defence and rounded McCloy only to cross for Kenny Cameron who headed over!
Nine minutes into the second half, Rangers missed from the penalty spot with Hamish McAlpine saving Jardine's kick. But that was only justice with both sides mystified as to why the penalty was given in the first place! A draw was the least United deserved; but even that was denied them six minutes from the end when Dave Smith pounded upfield and was at full stretch to slide a Conn cross past Hamish McAlpine.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||24||30||-||61||-|
|Jackie Copland (sub)||24||20||11||32||13|
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