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Dundee Utd

Thursday, August 3rd, 1978
Palmerston. Att. 1,300
7:00 PM Kick-off

Matt Pollock (61) Derek Addison (85)
Davie Dodds (90)

Team Managers
Willie Hunter Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Allan Ball
2. Iain McChesney
3. Robert Thorburn
4. Crawford Boyd
5. Billy McMillan
6. George Dickson
7. Ian Mitchell
8. Peter Dickson
9. Matt Pollock
10. Tommy Bryce
11. Benny Ferrie
Hamish McAlpine .1
Frank Kopel .2
Ray Stewart .3
George Fleming .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Paul Sturrock .7
Walter Smith .8
Ralph Milne .9
Bobby Robinson .10
Graeme Payne .11

12. Nobby Clark
14. Billy McLaren
15. Jocky Dempster
16. George Cloy
17. Rowan Alexander
Derek Addison .12
Derek Stark .14
Davie Dodds .15
Billy Kirkwood .16
Andy Graham .17

None. Davie Dodds for Walter Smith
Derek Addison for Graeme Payne
Billy Kirkwood for Ralph Milne

Robert Thorburn None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R. Cuthill (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

After the previous match with Stenhousemuir where United fielded a mainly reserve team, the first team players were back in action in Dumfries for their friendly with Queen of the South.

The Tannadice side started well and it looked as if they had found their shooting boots when Robinson scraped the bar with a tremendous drive after good work by Payne and Sturrock. A minute later, a Sturrock header sailed narrowly over. George Dickson relieved the pressure for Queen's with a 40 yard run but his parting shot caused Hamish McAlpine no trouble. Robinson and Sturrock were combing well for United and from a Robinson pass, Narey sent a 25 yard thunderbolt only a foot wide. Ball brilliantly held a Milne shot and then turned a Fleming effort round the post. It was mostly one-way traffic but from a Pollock pass, Peter Dickson shot inches wide with McAlpine beaten. United's speed troubled Queen's and Thorburn was booked for bringing down Robinson.

United in an effort to get on target in the second half, exerted tremendous pressure and Milne should have done better that shoot weakly into Ball's arms from 8 yards. Jim McLean replaced Payne and Milne with Addison and Kirkwood but United still found it difficult to get the right blend and they were shocked when new boy Matt Pollock shot Queen's into the lead in the 61st minute. Dodds came on for Smith in United's next reshuffle and with five minutes left Derek Addison equalised with a shot which went in via the upright. Then in the last minute, Billy Kirkwood got the winner from a Sturrock cross.

Squad Statistics (as at August 3rd, 1978)

1978-79 All Time

League Table (as at August 3rd, 1978)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

League results since United's last match