Dundee Utd 2 - 3 Greenock Morton

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, March 1st, 1969, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 9,750
Referee: Bobby Davidson (Airdrie)
Dundee Utd  Greenock Morton

Kenny Cameron (pen.) (25)
Ian Mitchell (29)
Joe Mason (14)
Per Bartram (31)
Joe Harper (82)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Hal Stewart

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Wilson Wood
Davie Hogg
Davie Wilson
Ian Mitchell
Kenny Cameron
Ian Scott
Dennis Gillespie
Leif Nielsen
Danny Ferguson
Jim Kerr
Bjarne Jensen
Billy Gray
Hugh Strachan
Joe Harper
Willie Allan
Joe Mason
Gerry Sweeney
Per Bartram

Alec Reid
Tommy Coakley

Alec Reid for Davie Hogg

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 164 apps -
Jim Cameron 52 apps -
Andy Rolland 63 apps8 goals
Doug Smith 362 apps2 goals
Wilson Wood 71 apps5 goals
Davie Hogg 28 apps3 goals
Davie Wilson 61 apps15 goals
Ian Mitchell 224 apps104 goals
Kenny Cameron 32 apps26 goals
Ian Scott 30 apps11 goals
Dennis Gillespie 391 apps112 goals
Alec Reid (sub) 31 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jim Cameron (22 years 90 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 61 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 232 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alec Reid (21 years 339 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 61 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 89 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Morton were visitors to Tannadice for this quarter-final tie. The match took place on March 1 and due to bad weather it was United's first action in three weeks, since, in fact, their 6-2 dismissal of Ayr United in the previous round. Unfortunately that rustiness was all too evident in the early stages as Morton dominated, thanks largely to Scandinavian Per Bartram. In only four minutes the Dane had a goal disallowed, but he nodded down for Joe Mason to open the scoring ten minutes later. Unbelievably, despite Morton's early domination, United were ahead by the half hour mark. Left-back Kerr brought down lan Scott in the box in the 23rd minute. Kenny Cameron did an efficient job of the penalty award to equalise. Then six minutes later, a Davie Wilson cross was headed out to Ian Mitchell whose first-time shot from 20 yards gave Nielsen no chance. But Morton persisted in attack and two minutes later were level when a neat dribble by Joe Harper ended with a clever pass to Per Bartram who beat Donald Mackay with a low shot. That Dane then invaded the United goal three times. In the 50th minute with a header; in the 69th minute he slid in a Mason pass; finally he knocked in an Allan pass, but quite remarkably all three were adjudged off-side. Per Bartram however, eventually got his reward when he set up the winner for Joe Harper with only three minutes left. Ironically, the Dane looked more off-side when he set off than on any of the three previous occasions.


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