East Fife 1
Dundee Utd 2
League Cup (Sectional Tie)

East Fife 

1 - 2

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 11th, 1973
Bayview Park. Att. 3,641
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kevin Hegarty (65) Kenny Cameron (5)
Andy Rolland (89)

Team Managers
Pat Quinn Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ernie McGarr
Bobby Duncan
Ian Printy
John Love
John Martis
David Clarke
Kevin Hegarty
Ron McIvor
Johnny Walker
Andy Noble
Billy McPhee
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Duncan MacLeod
Tommy Traynor
Jim Henry
Kenny Cameron
Graeme Payne
Pat Gardner

Jim Hamilton
Doug Dailey
Jim Cameron
George Fleming

Doug Dailey for Johnny Walker (49) George Fleming for Pat Gardner (61)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

A week earlier the section venue had been over in Fife where United's visit opened the season. Almost 4,000 watched the fare on offer — a far cry from the miserable attendances currently plaguing the Bayview men.

The Fifers struggled to find their form during the early stages and found themselves paying for their indifferent opening when Kenny Cameron swooped to edge the Tannadice side in front. But spurred on by a good home support East Fife struggled back into contention and in fact twice hit the woodwork.

East Fife continued to press in the second half and their persistence paid off in the 65th minute when Paul Hegarty's brother Kevin Hegarty levelled things. But just when it appeared certain that the League Cup points would be shared Jim McLean's men broke away for full-back Andy Rolland to emerge as the Tannadice hero with a winner in the dying seconds of the game.

Squad Statistics (as at August 11th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)25 1 - 104 -
Walter Smith25 1 - 721
Frank Kopel24 1 - 543
Andy Rolland30 1123625
Doug Smith36 1 - 54120
Jim Henry24 1 - 11410
Tommy Traynor29 1 - 9611
Duncan MacLeod24 1 - 1 -
Graeme Payne17 1 - 1 -
Kenny Cameron30 1115180
Pat Gardner29 1 - 5715
George Fleming (sub)24 1 - 494

League Table (as at August 11th, 1973)

No league table has been added for this season.