St Johnstone 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Division One)

St Johnstone 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Division One)
Saturday, September 7th, 1974
Muirton Park. Att. 2,878
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Muir (8)
John Muir (29)

Team Managers
Jackie Stewart Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dave Nicol
Gordon Smith
Jimmy Argue
Alex Rennie
Ian McDonald
Gordon Cramond
John Muir
Jimmy O'Rourke
Gordon McGregor
Henry Hall
John Hotson
Hamish McAlpine
Jackie Copland
Dave Narey
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Tommy Traynor
Iain McDonald
George Fleming
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray

Andy Kinnell
Bobby Thomson
Doug Houston
Graeme Payne

None. Doug Houston for Pat Gardner (51)
Graeme Payne for Tommy Traynor (72)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Paterson (Rothwell) (Referee)

Match Report

After an impressive opening to the last season before reconstruction with a 5-0 home win over Motherwell, United disappointed on a rain-soaked Muirton surface. Saints didn't take long to emphasise their superiority, going ahead in eight minutes, through Muir. United did test Nicoll in the Saints' goal on several occasions and it came as something of a surprise when Muir put Saints two ahead. United had made most of the running but Saints deserved their interval lead, due to the opportunism of Muir. Although United tried desperately to get back into the game, Saints played coolly and, indeed. looked the likelier side to score. The United strike force, led by Andy Gray, just couldn't escape the tight grip of the Saints' defence, ably marshalled by lain MacDonald.

Squad Statistics (as at September 7th, 1974)

1974-75 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)26 8 - 144 -
Dave Narey18 81222
Frank Kopel25 8 - 1116
Andy Rolland31 8128730
Doug Smith37 8159127
Jackie Copland27 8 - 13416
Tommy Traynor30 5114518
George Fleming25 6 - 10611
Iain McDonald22 7 - 7 -
Pat Gardner30 8110623
Andy Gray18 864725
Doug Houston (sub)31 4 - 11 -
Graeme Payne (sub)18 2 - 342

League Table (as at September 7th, 1974)

No league table has been added for this season.