Alloa Athletic 3
Dundee Utd 1

Alloa Athletic 

3 - 1

Dundee Utd

Monday, August 1st, 1977
Recreation Park. Att. 750
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gordon Forrest (38)
Norrie Alexander (50)
Norrie Alexander (79)
John Holt (48)

Team Managers
Hugh Wilson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. David Cooper
2. Hugh McCann
3. Dave Fairlie
4. Brian McGarry
5. Frank Liddell
6. Evan Stewart
7. Gordon Forrest
8. Steve Lawson
9. Bobby Russell
10. Willie Morrison
11. John Muir
Sandy Thomson .1
Billy Williamson .2
Frank Kopel .3
Walter Smith .4
Allan Forsyth .5
Ray Stewart .6
Jim McIntosh .7
George Fleming .8
Ralph Milne .9
Tom McAdam .10
John Holt .11

12. Norrie Alexander
14. Jim Donald
Trialist Newman .12
John Milliken .14
Norman Vannart .15

Norrie Alexander for Dave Fairlie
Jim Donald for Evan Stewart
Norman Vannart for Jim McIntosh

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

E. Thomson (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

This friendly at Recreation Park brought some excellent football from both teams, but it was Alloa who were better at taking their chances. United came near to opening the scoring in the second minute when Billy Williamson had Cooper fully stretched. Forrest missed a great scoring chance by shooting over the bar form an excellent position. In the 38th minute Alloa opened the scoring with a Forrest shot, which was deflected past goalkeeper Sandy Thomson.

Within three minutes of the restart of the second half United equalised. John Holt rose to meet Norman Vannart's cross and head strongly into the net. Alloa restored their lead within a minute when Alexander scored a lovely goal. Holt swept United upfield and only a quick interception by Cooper prevented Newman from scoring. Back came Alloa, and Alexander gave them a third goal in the 79th minute when he headed Forrest's cross past Thomson.

Squad Statistics (as at August 1st, 1977)

1977-78 All Time

League Table (as at August 1st, 1977)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

League results since United's last match