Dundee Utd 3
Ayr Utd 1
League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Dundee Utd
3 - 1
Ayr Utd 

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 10th, 1974
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,254
3:00 PM Kick-off

Andy Gray (4)
Andy Gray (17)
Tommy Traynor (29)
Doug Mitchell (23)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ally MacLeod

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Dave Narey
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Archie Knox
Tommy Traynor
Pat Gardner
Brian Rankin
Andy Gray
Ally McLean
Davie Wells
Joe Filippi
Bobby Tait
Rikki Fleming
Doug Mitchell
Bert Ferguson
Alex Ingram
Jock Dickson
Doug Somner

Iain McDonald
Graeme Payne
Bobby Cairns
Hugh Cameron

Graeme Payne for Brian Rankin (62)
Iain McDonald for Andy Rolland (82)
Bobby Cairns for Docherty (35)
Hugh Cameron for Alex Ingram (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Archie Webster (Falkirk) (Referee)

Match Report

Torrential rain heralded the new season, but United's bright start soon made the fans forget about the depressing elements. Andy Gray prodded home the first in six minutes, and Andy Gray added a second with a header in the 17th minute. Things looked less gloomy for Ayr when Mitchell pulled one back with a volley in the 23rd minute. Tommy Traynor was on the spot to tuck home a third following a mistake by McLean in the visitors' goal. That ended the scoring in a match totally dominated by United in front of just over 3000 drenched fans.

Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 1974)

1974-75 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)26 1 - 137 -
Jackie Copland27 1 - 12716
Frank Kopel25 1 - 1046
Andy Rolland31 1 - 28029
Doug Smith37 1 - 58426
Dave Narey18 1 - 151
Tommy Traynor30 1114118
Archie Knox27 1 - 6816
Brian Rankin21 1 - 61
Pat Gardner30 1 - 9922
Andy Gray18 124021
Iain McDonald (sub)21 1 - 1 -
Graeme Payne (sub)18 1 - 332

League Table (as at August 10th, 1974)

No league table has been added for this season.