Dundee Utd 1
Morton 0
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Morton 

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Sunday, February 17th, 1974
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Brian Rankin (61)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Hal Stewart

Starting Eleven
Sandy Davie
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
John Holt
Walter Smith
Jackie Copland
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Archie Knox
Brian Rankin
Pat Gardner
Roy Baines
Davie Hayes
Mike Hepburn
George Anderson
John Nelson
Stan Rankin
Neil Murray
Danny McCallion
Hugh McIlmoyle
Alan Johnstone
John Lavelle

Bench
Sean Sheehy
Graeme Payne
Billy Osborne
Ian Hunter

Substitutions
Graeme Payne for Andy Rolland (55)
Ian Hunter for Alan Johnstone (60)
Billy Osborne for Danny McCallion (70)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) (Referee)


Match Report


The restrictions of the three day week brought Sunday football to Tannadice for the first time as the sides disputed the right to appear in the quarterfinals. Conditions were well nigh perfect but, unfortunately, that failed to provide an enthralling Cup-tie. The match generally was scrappy and for so long the tie seemed destined for a goal-less draw and replay. Archie Knox came closest to scoring in the early stages and that prompted Morton into retaliation, and the visitors came close on three occasions, particularly on the latter, when George Fleming had to head a Hugh Mcllmoyle shot off the line. Three minutes later George was in action at the other end with a header which went only inches past. Obviously Manager Jim McLean's half-time lecture had its desired effect as the Tannadice men buzzed round Roy Baines' goal. The game progressed somewhat haphazardly until the 61st minute, that is! The ball had been hovering around the Morton box when it arrived at the feet of Brian Rankin. The 18 year old responded by instantly crashing a venemous left-foot shot which screamed past a helpless Roy Baines. Apart from a John Holt clearance on the line, United had few further anxious moments in a match in which they rarely played well, but a passport to a quarter-final tie with Dunfermline was more than acceptable solace for the standard of performance. Unfortunately, notwithstanding a fine Sunday afternoon only 7,000 watched what was overall a disappointing tie. We, of course, went on to reach our first final that season.



Squad Statistics (as at February 17th, 1974)


1973-74 All Time
Age
Sandy Davie (GK)28 4 - 168 -
John Holt17 3 - 3 -
Andy Rolland31 30426528
Doug Smith36 26256622
Frank Kopel24 333866
Jackie Copland26 29 - 11114
Walter Smith25 3321043
Archie Knox26 2355011
George Fleming25 345829
Brian Rankin20 3131
Pat Gardner30 3058620
Graeme Payne (sub)18 16 - 16 -


League Table (as at February 17th, 1974)


No league table has been added for this season.