1 - 0
1 - 0
League (Division Two)
Jacky Kay (9)
J L Grant (Edinburgh) (Referee)
United got back to winning ways following two straight defeats with a narrow win over Dunfermline Athletic. The Tannadice men were facing into a strong sun during the first half, yet they began in good style, scoring less than ten minutes into the opening stages through Jacky Kay, who lashed the ball home with a first time shot following a splendidly placed ball from Geordie Henderson. Duncan Hutchison was unlucky not to extend United's lead in the moments that followed. Dunfermline came back into things and some resolute defending from the home side was required to keep the goal and ultimately see the first half out with the lead.
In goal for Dunfermline, Harris was called upon on a number of occasions as United bombarded the Pars' goal. The Athletic backs were sturdy throughout and although the forward line could not find the necessary equaliser, the defence certainly covered themselves in glory against a persistent United attack.
A moment of controversy later in the game saw referee Grant award a free kick to United for dangerous play in the penalty area, as opposed to the customary spot kick - leaving the United contingent somewhat confused. The official claimed that a penalty kick is only to be awarded at his discretion, according to the seriousness of the offence.
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No league table has been added for this season.