Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 3
League (Division One)

Dundee Utd
1 - 3

League (Division One)
Saturday, October 20th, 1973
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,258
3:00 PM Kick-off

Derek Johnstone (o.g.) (77)
Alex O'Hara (46)
Alfie Conn (76)
Alfie Conn (84)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
George Fleming
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray
Peter McCloy
Sandy Jardine
Willie Mathieson
John Greig
Derek Johnstone
Alex MacDonald
Tommy McLean
Tam Forsyth
Ally Scott
Alex O'Hara
Doug Houston

Archie Knox
Kenny Cameron
Dave Smith
Alfie Conn

Kenny Cameron for Pat Gardner
Archie Knox for Andy Rolland (75)
Alfie Conn for Ally Scott
Dave Smith for Doug Houston (81)

Jim Henry (15)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) (Referee)

Match Report

Hearts topped the league, but we were one of three clubs just a point behind the leaders. Rangers, our visitors, were well down the table and in search of a much needed victory. Played in monsoon-like conditions, neither side was able to fashion a goal with United probably edging the first half, going forward at every opportunity in the deteriorating conditions.

Rangers dealt an early hammer-blow with a goal a minute after the interval. O'Hara neatly heading in a Tommy McLean cross. When Doug Houston set up Alfie Conn's second in the 76th minute, the game appeared over as a contest, but within a minute we pulled one back Frank Kopel directed in a shot from the left which spun off Derek Johnstone and past McCloy. 'Super Sub' Alfie Conn settled it in the visitor's favour with his second goal six minutes from the end when he scored with a fine individual effort.

Squad Statistics (as at October 20th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)25 15 - 118 -
Andy Rolland30 15325027
Doug Smith36 15155521
Frank Kopel24 14 - 673
Walter Smith25 142853
Jackie Copland26 13 - 9514
Jim Henry24 12212512
George Fleming25 152636
Tommy Traynor30 13 - 10811
Pat Gardner29 1216816
Andy Gray17 115115
Archie Knox (sub)26 51327
Kenny Cameron (sub)30 10316082

League Table (as at October 20th, 1973)

No league table has been added for this season.