3 - 2
3 - 2
Supplementary Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)
Stan Duncan (35)
Albert Juliussen (78)
John Ross (85)
W.Jaffray (Aberdeen) (Referee)
You wouldn't have put a bean on United's chances in the Methil return this week until 12 mins from time at Tannadice. They were one down. They seemed to have the prospect of the provervbial snowball.
Then Albert Juilussen went on a sizzling solo and the odds came down with a bang. The six foot centre chased a stray ball down the middle. Two opponents raced on his flying heels. John Lynch came out to join the party.
But Juliussen beat them all to it, and the equaliser rocketed into the empty goal from the edge of the box came a flaming finish.
Newman romped down the wing from right back. This regular, who prefers to stay anonymous, whipped over a beauty. Up jumped Juliussen , to head against the bar, down went Ross to scramble it home almost on hands and knees.
Lynch seemed to think he handled it, but the referee thought differently.
And that was that, with the United feeling better about the second game.
Whatever the prospects neither team will put more into it. This was a keen, clean cup tie of almost war vintage.
The better balanced Fifers went ahead with a W.Simpson header from a corner. Duncan equalised from close range.
P.Simpson restored the Bayview lead after the restart, and it looked to stay that way til Juliuseen hit home.
Mixed with it all were thrill efforts that hit the bar and two penalty claims refused to the homesters.
Good to watch and gripping at the end.
Newman, Simpson, Ross and Juliussen were United's notables. Internationalist Patsy Gallacher gave glimpses of class, but wasn't among the top rankers.
Special merit awards for East Fife went to Millar, great hearted little Johnnie Sneddon, the two Simpsons and Younger.
Yet all concerned earned a big hand for a tingling tussle.
Match report written by Sunday Post
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