Newcastle Utd 1
Dundee Utd 0
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

Newcastle Utd 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, October 1st, 1969
St James Park. Att. 37,470
7:30 PM Kick-off

Keith Dyson (90) None.

Team Managers
Joe Harvey Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Willie McFaul
Frank Clark
Dave Craig
John McNamee
Tommy Gibb
Bobby Moncur
Alan Foggon
Keith Dyson
Wyn Davies
Bryan Robson
James Smith
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Davie Hogg
Ian Mitchell
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott

Preben Arentoft

Preben Arentoft for Alan Foggon (64) None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Leo Callaghan (Wales) (Referee)

Match Report

United's game plan going into the 2nd Leg at St James' Park was to reduce the threat of Newcastle striker Wyn Davies, who caused so many problems in the 1st Leg, and to try and grab an early goal to level the tie. A crowd of 37, 470 watched as United broke up the park in 15 minutes after early Newcastle pressure, with Alan Gordon and Andy Rolland setting up Alex Reid, but his shot flew just over the bar.

United keeper Don Mackay, who had managed to return to the starting eleven after his head knock in the 1st leg, saved twice from Jimmy Smith, before Davies blazed over the bar from a Robson cut back. Part one of United's gameplan was working, as this was the only time Davies had a clear chance at goal. Four minutes before the break, United's Reid broke into the penalty area and cracked a shot past Willie McFaul, but the shot rebounded off the post and Ian Mitchell failed to take advantage of the follow up.

Early in the second half, Reid slammed another great effort which dipped just over the bar, and Mitchell brought a great save from McFaul with a header. Again, Newcastle came storming back into the match, and Robson had the ball in the net with 20 minutes to go, but the goal was disallowed when the linesman signalled for offside. Ian Mitchell beat two defenders before setting up Davie Hogg, who sent yet another shot over the bar. United had created plenty of chances, but had failed to take advantage of any of them, and in the 2nd minute of injury time, Newcastle finally killed off any chance for United when Keith Dyson scored from a Jimmy Smith pass to give the Magpies a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 1969)

1969-70 All Time
Don Mackay (GK)29 14 - 188 -
Doug Smith32 14 - 3872
Andy Rolland26 1418810
Stuart Markland21 121211
Jim Cameron22 14 - 76 -
Alec Reid22 141564
Davie Hogg23 8 - 457
Dennis Gillespie33 142415114
Alan Gordon25 62102
Ian Scott23 1135015
Ian Mitchell23 101242106

League Table (as at October 1st, 1969)

No league table has been added for this season.