Heart of Midlothian 2 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Saturday, December 27th, 1969, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 11,253
Referee: A Crawley (Glasgow)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Jim Cameron (6) (o.g.)
Jim Townsend (21)
Ian Mitchell (27)
Alan Gordon (43)

Team Managers
John Harvey Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Garland
Davie Clunie
Peter Oliver
Jim Brown
Alan Anderson
Eddie Thomson
Rene Moller
Jim Townsend
Donald Ford
George Fleming
Andy Lynch
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott
Ian Mitchell

Bench
Ernie Winchester

Substitutions
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 200 apps -
Andy Rolland 100 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 399 apps2 goals
Jim Cameron 88 apps -
Alec Reid 68 apps5 goals
Jim Henry 10 apps -
Davie Wilson 90 apps17 goals
Dennis Gillespie 427 apps114 goals
Alan Gordon 22 apps11 goals
Ian Scott 59 apps17 goals
Ian Mitchell 254 apps110 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 362 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 282 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 311 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 362 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 282 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Andy Rolland played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.
Don Mackay made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

Both sides served up a late Christmas cracker as the home side went two ahead before the half way stage of the opening period, but found themselves pegged back by the interval.

Even though United played most of the second half with only ten men, if was the Jerry Kerr's men who almost snatched both points. Hearts ended in front after six minutes when Denis Gillespie mis-kicked in front of goal, leaving Donald Ford with a simple chance.

After 22 minutes United trailed even further. Moller lobbed a free-kick into the box and as the United defence ball watched, Jim Townsend ran in to head their second. Six minutes later, Ian Mitchell back-headed a corner into the net to reduce the arrears.

Within ten minutes and United had equalised. Davie Wilson flighted over a free-kick which was headed home by former Hearts forward, Alan Gordon. Seven minutes after the break, Andy Holland was ordered off after a clash with Townsend, but United more than held their own to deservedly share the spoils.

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