Dundee Utd 2
Hearts 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Hearts 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 17th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,598
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Hegarty (22)
Tom McAdam (69)
Allan Forsyth (missed pen.) (5)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Hagart

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Frank Kopel
4. Allan Forsyth
5. Doug Houston
6. Dave Narey
7. Henry Hall
8. George Fleming
9. Paul Hegarty
10. Tom McAdam
11. Alec Reid
Jim Cruickshank .1
Jim Brown .2
Jim Jefferies .3
Ralph Callachan .4
John Gallacher .5
Roy Kay .6
Kenny Aird .7
Drew Busby .8
Graham Shaw .9
Willie Gibson .10
Bobby Prentice .11

Bench
12. Alex Rennie
14. Graeme Payne
Donald Park .12
Cammy Fraser .14

Substitutions
None. Donald Park for Kenny Aird (55)
Cammy Fraser for Bobby Prentice (68)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


Points were vital for United as they continued their fight to avoid the drop in this tough Premier League season.

Their plight was not helped by the squandering of a fifth minute penalty award. Alan Forsyth was the culprii to bring United's tally of missed spot kicks to seven this season. Undaunted by this United stuck to their task and their persistence paid off in the 22nd minute when Alec Reid's corner led to a melee in the Hearts box and Paul Hegarty stepped in to slide the ball home.

Even after the interval United continued to make towards the Maroons goal but dear cut chances were few and far between. The tension was obviously telling on the home side but in 68 minutes the situation was relieved when United got their second. Again an Alec Reid corner instigated the goal and Tom McAdam's powerful header soared into the net despite Jim Brown's desperate efforts to head dear. With the result sewn up, the Tannadice side merely played out time to boost their of survival.



Squad Statistics (as at April 17th, 1976)


1975-76 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)28 45 - 228 -
Paul Hegarty21 39115815
Andy Rolland33 41136534
Allan Forsyth20 12 - 182
Dave Narey19 4039811
Frank Kopel27 37 - 1837
Alec Reid29 11313919
George Fleming27 39317319
Doug Houston33 392815
Henry Hall30 31113111
Tom McAdam22 25132513


League Table (as at April 17th, 1976)


No league table has been added for this season.