Dundee Utd 0
Aston Villa 2
Friendly (as Dallas Tornado)


Dundee Utd
0 - 2
Aston Villa 

Friendly (as Dallas Tornado)
Saturday, May 10th, 1969
Att. 3,174
7:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Brian Tyler (25)
Brian Tyler (72)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Tommy Docherty

Starting Eleven
1. Don Mackay
2. Andy Rolland
3. Jimmy Briggs
4. Dennis Gillespie
5. Doug Smith
6. Wilson Wood
7. Davie Wilson
8. Stuart Markland
9. Kenny Cameron
10. Alan Gordon
11. Ian Scott
John Dunne .1
Mick Wright .2
Charlie Aitken .3
Barry Hole .4
Dick Edwards .5
Brian Tyler .6
David Rudge .7
Lionel Martin .8
Brian Godfrey .9
Peter Broadbent .10
Willie Anderson .11

Bench
12. Alec Reid
None.

Substitutions
Alec Reid for Jimmy Briggs (45)
None.

Cautions
None. Barry Hole
David Rudge

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Norman Birtenshaw (England) (Referee)


Match Report


This Saturday night North American Soccer League match in Dallas was the second meeting of the two sides in 24 hours. They drew 2-2 in Atlanta, Georgia the previous evening.

This match quickly descended into a tough tackling midfield battle as both sides battled for supremacy. There was no offside rule in this game, and this resulted in a number of ugly incidents, especially pushing the goalkeepers in the penalty area. It took until the 25th minute for the deadlock to be broken. David Ridge took a free-kick for Villa and up went Brian Tyler for a copy book header that gave 'keeper Mackay no chance. Up to this point Mackay had commanded his area and been strong in the collection of cross balls. At the other end United had very few scoring chances in the first 45 minutes and it wasn't until 10 minutes from the end that Cameron was sent through by Rolland. Kenny shot too early and the 'keeper Dunn dived to deflect the effort past the post.

It was Brian Tyler who scored again in the 72nd minute, agains with a header. Outside-left Willie Anderson took a corner after Doug Smith had cleared a dangerous free-kick. Donald Mackay, for the first time in the game, came out too late to prevent Tyler from slipping it in for his second goal. Manager Jerry Kerr said, "My team will never play any worse. I'm not really making excuses but we only had 10 fit players on the field." Jim Cameron, Davie Hogg and Alec Reid did not play after receiving injuries in the previous game. Jimmy Briggs limped through the first half and was replaced at half-time by Alec Reid.



Squad Statistics (as at May 10th, 1969)


1968-69 All Time
Age






League Table (as at May 10th, 1969)


No league table has been added for this season.