Blackpool 3
Dundee Utd 1


3 - 1

Dundee Utd

Monday, August 2nd, 1971
Bloomfield Road. Att. 9,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

John Craven (46)
John Craven (55)
Tommy Hutchison
Tommy Traynor (80)

Team Managers
Bob Stokoe Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
John Burridge
Dave Hatton
Bill Bentley
Dennis Booth
Terry Alcock
Peter Suddaby
Mickey Burns
Tony Green
John Craven
Alan Suddick
Tommy Hutchison
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Alec Reid
Billy Gray
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Joe Watson
Kenny Cameron

Neil Ramsbottom
Glyn James
Jackie Copland
Davie Wilson

None. Jackie Copland for Billy Gray

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Porthouse (England) (Referee)

Match Report

United relinquished their unbeaten record in pre-season games against a Blackpool side playing their first game since winning the Anglo-ltalian tournament, but not even their staunchest fans could have envisaged a result favouring the home side.

After a goal-less first half during which United played some beautiful man-to man football the Tangerines found themselves a goal down within 35 seconds of the re-start. Craven flinging himself to head home from a Tony Green cross at the far post. Nine minutes later Craven headed in a second, this time from a Tommy Hutchison cross. Against the run of play United lost a third goal when the lanky Tommy Hutchison intercepted a short pass-back to score. Tommy Traynor grabbed United's consolation goal ten minutes from the end when he hastened on to a rebound and lashed the ball home from 20 yards.

Squad Statistics (as at August 2nd, 1971)

1971-72 All Time

League Table (as at August 2nd, 1971)

No league table has been added for this season.