Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Division One)


Motherwell 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Division One)
Saturday, April 1st, 1972
Fir Park. Att. 3,324
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Archie Knox (79)

Team Managers
Bobby Howitt Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Fallon
Jim Muir
Davie Whiteford
Tam Forsyth
Willie McCallum
John Goldthorp
Billy Campbell
Jackie McInally
Jim McCabe
Kirkie Lawson
Brian Heron
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jackie Copland
Billy Gray
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
George Fleming
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner

Bench
Alex Martin Kenny Cameron

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

H Dempsey (Glasgow) (Referee)



Match Report


United shot themselves out of the danger area, with the spectre of relegation now almost certainly avoided. The rain poured down on Fir Park throughout this match, making playing conditions near impossible for both sets of players. The three points United collected in Lanarkshire in the past 6 days moved them from bottom of the table strugglers to the relative safety of the middle.

United looked safe and strong in the opening 45 minutes. Despite the conditions, Copland, Smith and Gray strolled through the first half and never looked troubled. In the attacking half, United looked sharp with great off the ball movement. In ten minutes a great through ball released Mitchell who couldn't believe his luck. However, as attempted to stop and turn he lost his footing and the opportunity was gone.

The second half followed a similar pattern and but it wasn't until ten minutes from time when the deadlock was broken. The winner came from the away side and it was Archie Knox who hit home to delight of the small band of travelling supporters.



Squad Statistics (as at April 1st, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)24 32 - 63 -
Andy Rolland29 35819521
Stuart Markland24 23 - 832
Doug Smith35 28149310
Jackie Copland25 25113713
Billy Gray26 281281
Tommy Traynor28 315647
Archie Knox24 114114
George Fleming23 7171
Pat Gardner28 8 - 8 -
Ian Mitchell25 123284128


League Table (as at April 1st, 1972)


No league table has been added for this season.