Dundee Utd 1
Dumbarton 1
League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
Dumbarton 

League Cup (Sectional Tie)
Saturday, August 28th, 1976
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,932
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tom McAdam (43)
Frank Kopel (missed pen.) 
Jim Muir (56)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Andy Rolland
3. Frank Kopel
4. George Fleming
5. Alex Rennie
6. Dave Narey
7. Paul Sturrock
8. Alec Reid
9. Tom McAdam
10. Paul Hegarty
11. Graeme Payne
Laurie Williams .1
Graeme Sinclair .2
Don Watt .3
Walter Smith .4
Don McNeil .5
Jim Muir .6
Hugh McLean .7
Alistair Brown .8
John Bourke .9
Murdo MacLeod .10
Johnny Graham .11

Bench
12. Derek Addison
14. Davie Dodds
Terry Mullen .12
Bobby McCallum .14

Substitutions
Davie Dodds for Alec Reid
Bobby McCallum for John Bourke

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Foote (Glasgow) (Referee)
A M Roy (Elgin) & T Sutherland (Oakley) (Assistants)


Match Report


Tannadice fans left the ground in disgruntled mood having witnessed United completely outplay Dumbarton but have to settle for a draw. That meant united would have to win 4-0 at Parkhead to top section 3 of their League grouping.

The Sons had their best spelt early in the game but we took the lead in the 42nd minute. From a free kick Paul Hegarty nodded down to Paul Sturrock who slipped the ball to Tom McAdam and he poked the ball in against his old team mates. Just after Williams had denied Torn McAdam a second goal, Muir headed strongly past Hamish McAlpine.

This signalled an assault on the Dumbarton goal, but our best chance came in the 69th minute, Davie Dodds, recently introduced as a substitute, was obstructed in the box but Frank Kopel struck the spot-kick wide to the consternation of the smaller than usual 4,000 crowd.



Squad Statistics (as at August 28th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)28 7 - 2391
Paul Hegarty22 726917
Alex Rennie27 7 - 421
Dave Narey20 7 - 10911
Frank Kopel27 7 - 1947
Andy Rolland33 7 - 37634
Alec Reid29 6114620
George Fleming27 7118420
Paul Sturrock19 514612
Graeme Payne20 7 - 805
Tom McAdam22 623515
Davie Dodds (sub)17 4242


League Table (as at August 28th, 1976)


No league table has been added for this season.