Dundee 6 - 4 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Saturday, September 11th, 1971, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 13,818
Referee: Alistair Mackenzie (Larbert)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Gordon Wallace (35)
Alex Bryce (44)
Jocky Scott (55)
Alex Bryce (57)
Jocky Scott (pen.) (63)
Gordon Wallace (70)
Andy Rolland (16)
Alan Gordon (68)
Doug Smith (pen.) (73)
Andy Rolland (89)

Team Managers
John Prentice Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Mike Hewitt
Bobby Wilson
Davie Johnston
Jim Steele
Iain Phillip
Doug Houston
Alex Kinninmonth
Alex Bryce
Gordon Wallace
Jocky Scott
Jimmy Wilson
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Stuart Markland
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Joe Watson
Billy Gray
Alan Gordon

John Duncan Kenny Cameron

None. Kenny Cameron for Davie Wilson

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 39 apps -
Walter Smith 38 apps -
Doug Smith 473 apps10 goals
Jim Cameron 159 apps -
Andy Rolland 168 apps18 goals
Stuart Markland 61 apps2 goals
Davie Wilson 163 apps27 goals
Alec Reid 122 apps16 goals
Joe Watson 13 apps -
Billy Gray 7 apps -
Alan Gordon 88 apps35 goals
Kenny Cameron (sub) 92 apps58 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe Watson (19 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 194 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 118 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Joe Watson (19 years 258 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 194 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 175 days
Domestic Players:11 (91.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Doug Smith reached 10 goals for the Club.

The first Dundee derby of the season turned into a ten goal thriller at Dens Park. Stuart Markland came into the starting eleven for the first time this season in place of Tommy Traynor, while Kenny Cameron was recalled and named on the bench.

The game opened at a furious pace with chances at both ends. A shot from Stuart Markland sailed just over before Alex Bryce twice tested Hamish McAlpine. United eventually opened the scoring after 14 minutes, Andy Rolland sliding in a pass from Joe Watson for the first of many goals. Mounting Dundee pressure brought them a 34th minute equaliser through Gordon Wallace's header, and a minute from the interval Alex Bryce put them ahead with a low shot.

A deluge of goals at the start of the second half saw Jocky Scott hit Dundee's third in the 56th minute with Alex Bryce making it four just two minutes later with a long range strike. United fell four goals behind when Jocky Scott converted a 65th minute penalty. An Alan Gordon header pulled one back for United, but Dundee immediately added a sixth with Gordon Wallace scoring his second. Two late United goals from Doug Smith from the spot and Andy Rolland did nothing other than put a better complexion on the score. Dundee had waited years for a league win over United and on this afternoon, they certainly did it in style, recording it in the highest scoring league derby to date. United will have felt even more aggrieved to have conceded nine goals in their first two league games.

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