Dundee Utd 1
Dunfermline 0
League (Division Two)


Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Dunfermline 

League (Division Two)
Saturday, September 1st, 1928
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jacky Kay (9)
None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Brownlie
Sandy Paterson

Starting Eleven
Harry McGregor
John Bain
Dave McClure
Bill Taylor
Patsy Deuchar
Geordie Henderson
Dave Walker
Johnny Hart
Harry Michie
Duncan Hutchison
Jacky Kay
Harris
Wood
Graham
Dand
Hamilton
Patrick
Paterson
Penman
Young
Jimmy Dickson
Scott

Match Officials

J L Grant (Edinburgh) (Referee)




Match Report


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.



Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 1928)


1928-29 All Time
Age
Harry McGregor (GK) - 1 - 1 -
John Bain - 32455
Bill Taylor - 3 - 26 -
Dave McClure - 3 - 3 -
Dave Walker - 1 - 11118
Patsy Deuchar24 1 - 1 -
Geordie Henderson31 3 - 3 -
Duncan Hutchison24 3 - 4232
Harry Michie - 32102
Jacky Kay - 324314
Johnny Hart - 3 - 7514






League Table (as at September 1st, 1928)


No league table has been added for this season.