Dundee Utd 2
Celtic 3
Scottish Cup (2nd Round)


Dundee Utd
2 - 3
Celtic 

Scottish Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, February 4th, 1931
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,000
7:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Colvin Bennett 
Jacky Kay 
Peter Scarff
Peter Scarff
Charles Napier

Team Managers
Jimmy Brownlie
Willie Maley

Starting Eleven
Bill McCallum
Bill Taylor
Jimmy Milne
George Gardiner
Frank Penson
Tim Williamson
Denis McCallum
Bruce Harley
Jacky Kay
Colvin Bennett
Jimmy Cameron
John Thomson
William Cook
Peter McGonagle
Peter Wilson
James McStay
Charles Geatons
Robert Thomson
Alex Thomson
William Hughes
Peter Scarff
Charles Napier

Match Officials

P.Craigmyle (Aberdeen) (Referee)




Match Report


DUNDEE UNITED GIVE CELTS A SCARE.

The postponed cup game between Dundee United and Celtic was played at Tannadice Park, Dundee, yesterday, and provided a thrilling battle.

The game was played on what was almost a snow-field. Great keenness was shown, and, remarkable vagaries of fortune were seen by a big crowd.

For the whole of the first half and part of the second Dundee United were in the ascendancy, and Celtic were out of the picture.

Every man in the United ranks pulled his weight, and the visitors' defence was swept aside time and again during this inspired period.

Three goals came all in a bunch when the game was still young; McCallum had a big hand in the two which fell to United, and gave them a lead, to which they hung on until the interval.

Kay headed the first one. Then Scarff scored for Celtic, with a brilliant shot, levelling matters up. Another thrill followed when Bennet headed another for United.

The second half saw United giving promise of renewed aggression, but they later faded out unaccountably.

Relying on defence, they were swamped by the Celts' irresistible combination and half-way through the second half came the goals which clinched the issue. Scarff, who had gone to the centre berth, got the equaliser, and Geatons notched the winner with a free kick.

The attendance was 13,000, and the drawings were £514.



Squad Statistics (as at February 4th, 1931)


1930-31 All Time
Age
Bill McCallum (GK) - 7 - 7 -
George Gardiner - 224624
Bill Taylor - 26 - 120 -
Jimmy Milne19 241241
Frank Penson - 26 - 26 -
Bruce Harley26 141271
Tim Williamson - 24202420
Denis McCallum - 158158
Colvin Bennett - 18121812
Jacky Kay - 262014165
Jimmy Cameron24 2286618






League Table (as at February 4th, 1931)


Pld W D L G Av. Pts
1. Third Lanark 26 18 6 2 2.69 42
2. Dunfermline 26 16 6 4 1.94 38
3. East Stirling 27 15 4 8 1.31 34
4. United 24 14 4 6 1.63 32
5. St Johnstone 26 13 6 7 1.50 32
6. Raith Rovers 27 14 4 9 1.27 32
7. Montrose 25 14 3 8 1.04 31
8. QOS 27 13 3 11 1.37 29
9. Albion Rovers 25 10 8 7 1.16 28
10. Dumbarton 26 12 4 10 1.04 28
11. King's Park 25 9 6 10 1.15 24
12. Arbroath 25 10 4 11 1.02 24
13. Brechin City 25 10 4 11 0.82 24
14. Forfar Athletic 25 10 3 12 0.96 23
15. Alloa Athletic 25 8 5 12 0.60 21
16. Stenhousemuir 27 7 6 14 0.74 20
17. St Bernard's 26 6 6 14 0.85 18
18. Armadale 27 7 1 19 0.57 15
19. Clydebank 26 5 1 20 0.44 11
20. Bo'ness 26 4 2 20 0.38 10