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Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 15th, 1973
Dens Park. Att. 12,092
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Walter Smith (66)
Doug Smith (missed pen.) (84)

Team Managers
David White Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Thomson Allan
Bobby Ford
Dave Johnston
Bobby Wilson
George Stewart
Tommy Gemmell
Bobby Robinson
Duncan Lambie
Gordon Wallace
Ian Scott
Billy Semple
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray

Alec Pringle
John Gray
Archie Knox
Sean Sheehy

Alec Pringle for Bobby Ford
John Gray for Gordon Wallace

None. Jim Henry (17)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

N Anderson (East Kilbride) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee's run of 29 competitive games without defeat came to an end thanks to a rare goal by Walter Smith. The Tangerines always looked the more likely side in a typical derby contest in which both defences looked shaky. The goal which decided the match came after 67 minutes. Jim Henry chased down the left and crossed to the far post where Walter Smith shot low into the net.

Tannadice joy was unmitigated as demonstrated by Wattie Smith kissing his scoring right boot! It was only after going behind that the home side got into their stride, but they were fortunate not to fall further behind six minutes from the end when Doug Smith stepped up to take a penalty after Paddy Gardner was tripped in the box by Dave Johnston. Unfortunately his effort crashed against the bar and Andy Gray headed the rebound over.

Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)25 9 - 112 -
Jackie Copland26 7 - 8914
Andy Rolland30 9124425
Doug Smith36 9154921
Frank Kopel24 8 - 613
Walter Smith25 92803
Tommy Traynor29 7 - 10211
Jim Henry24 6 - 11910
George Fleming24 91575
Pat Gardner29 6 - 6215
Andy Gray17 5353

League Table (as at September 15th, 1973)

No league table has been added for this season.