Derby County 6 - 2 Dundee Utd

Texaco Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 15th, 1971, 7:30 PM at Baseball Ground
Attendance: 20,059
Referee: George Hartley (Wakefield, England)
Derby County Dundee Utd

Alan Durban (12)
Kevin Hector (25)
Jim Walker (46)
John O'Hare (47)
Alan Hinton (73)
John Robson (82)
Alan Gordon (48)
Andy Rolland (57)

Team Managers
Brian Clough Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Colin Boulton
Ron Webster
John Robson
Colin Todd
Terry Hennessey
John McGovern
Jeff Bourne
Alan Durban
John O'Hare
Kevin Hector
Alan Hinton
Don Mackay
Jackie Copland
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Billy Gray
Jim Henry
Joe Watson
Alec Reid
Alan Gordon

Jim Walker Alan Devlin

Jim Walker for Alan Durban Alan Devlin for Jackie Copland
Alan Devlin for Andy Rolland (59)

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 238 apps -
Jackie Copland 14 apps2 goals
Andy Rolland 169 apps19 goals
Doug Smith 474 apps10 goals
Walter Smith 39 apps -
Jim Cameron 160 apps -
Billy Gray 8 apps -
Jim Henry 73 apps6 goals
Joe Watson 14 apps -
Alec Reid 123 apps16 goals
Alan Gordon 89 apps36 goals
Alan Devlin (sub) 7 apps2 goals
Alan Devlin (sub) 7 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe Watson (19 years 262 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 198 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 76 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Devlin (17 years 344 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 198 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 189 days
Domestic Players:11 (91.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


With the competition now in its second year, the first round of the Texaco Cup sent United on a first leg journey to the Baseball Ground, where they met Brian Clough's English First Division title contenders, Derby County. On the back of a disappointing Dundee derby, Jerry Kerr replaced young 'keeper Hamish McAlpine with the more experienced Don Mackay, while Jim Henry also came in for Davie Wilson in attack. One other defensive change was made, as Jackie Copland was brough back in for Stuart Markland.

As it happened, United found themselves completely outplayed in this match, and were four goals down before they really started to make an impact on this game.

Alan Gordon offered United some consolation with a header shortly after the break, then soon after Andy Rolland, who had hit the post in the first half with United's only earlier offering, got lucky with a weak effort that was allowed to squirm past Colin Boulton in the Derby goal. Two further goals from Derby restored their comprehensive advantage however, as United conceded six for the second time in four days.

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