Aberdeen 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 12th, 1977
Pittodrie. Att. 13,592
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Paul Sturrock (14)

Team Managers
Ally MacLeod Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Clark
2. Stuart Kennedy
3. Chic McLelland
4. Joe Smith
5. Willie Garner
6. Willie Miller
7. Dom Sullivan
8. Duncan Davidson
9. Joe Harper
10. Jim Shirra
11. Arthur Graham
Hamish McAlpine .1
Andy Rolland .2
Billy Williamson .3
George Fleming .4
Walter Smith .5
Dave Narey .6
Paul Sturrock .7
Doug Houston .8
Paul Hegarty .9
Tom McAdam .10
Graeme Payne .11

12. Eddie Thomson
14. Jocky Scott
Gordon G Wallace .12
Frank Kopel .14

Jocky Scott for Dom Sullivan (45)
Eddie Thomson for Jim Shirra (67)
Frank Kopel for Tom McAdam (88)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Our interest in the Cup quarter finals taking place that day was academic, but we took the opportunity of jumping into second place in the League following a tricky fixture at Pittodrie. We started off playing elegantly, missed a couple of good chances before going ahead.

The disorganised home defence allowed us to go ahead in 14 minutes. Tom McAdam edged the ball to Paul Sturrock whose curving rising shot beat Clark and went in just inside the post.

Aberdeen improved as the game progressed but the home attack never looked like piercing the United defence in which Wattie Smith was outstanding.

Squad Statistics (as at March 12th, 1977)

1976-77 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 3422663
Andy Rolland34 27139635
Paul Hegarty22 3479622
Walter Smith29 7 - 1533
Dave Narey20 30113212
Doug Houston33 16 - 1015
George Fleming28 34221121
Billy Williamson24 4 - 4 -
Paul Sturrock20 32157326
Graeme Payne21 3411076
Tom McAdam22 3095922
Frank Kopel (sub)27 32 - 2197

League Table (as at March 12th, 1977)

No league table has been added for this season.