2 - 0
League (Division One)
John Muir (8)
John Muir (29)
Doug Houston for Pat Gardner (51)
Graeme Payne for Tommy Traynor (72)
John Paterson (Rothwell) (Referee)
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.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||26||8||-||144||-|
|Doug Houston (sub)||31||4||-||11||-|
|Graeme Payne (sub)||18||2||-||34||2|
No league table has been added for this season.