Dundee Utd 2 - 3 Heart of Midlothian

League - Division One
Saturday, January 10th, 1970, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,159
Referee: Jim Callaghan (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Jim Henry (6)
Ian Mitchell (69)
George Fleming (30)
George Fleming (42)
Andy Lynch (77)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
John Harvey

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Henry
Davie Hogg
Davie Wilson
Kenny Cameron
Dennis Gillespie
Ian Mitchell
Alan Gordon
Jim Cruikshank
Dave Clunie
Peter Oliver
Jim Brown
Alan Anderson
Eddie Thomson
Rene Moller
Jim Townsend
Donald Ford
George Fleming
Andy Lynch

Ian Scott
Tommy Veitch

Ian Scott for Jim Henry

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 203 apps -
Andy Rolland 102 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 402 apps2 goals
Stuart Markland 26 apps1 goal
Jim Henry 13 apps1 goal
Davie Hogg 53 apps7 goals
Davie Wilson 93 apps18 goals
Kenny Cameron 60 apps41 goals
Dennis Gillespie 430 apps114 goals
Ian Mitchell 257 apps111 goals
Alan Gordon 25 apps11 goals
Ian Scott (sub) 61 apps17 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 325 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (34 years 11 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 2 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 325 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (34 years 11 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 271 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Jim Henry scored his first goal for the Club.

Dundee United got off to a great start when, following a cross into the penalty area the Hearts' defence failed to get the ball clear and young wing half Jim Henry stepped in to crash the ball into the net. Hearts were not downhearted and they gradually took command and George Fleming, scored with a long range effort to equalise. The, George Fleming hit another from outside the 18 yards line, which also found the net and put Hearts into the lead.

Dundee United took up the challenge after half time and they got their reward when Ian Mitchell dived to head the ball past Jim Cruickshank to make it 2-2. Hearts redoubled their efforts and when centre half Smith mis-judged a long clearance from Jim Cruickshank, Andy Lynch moved in quickly to take the ball round goalkeeper Mackay before stroking it into the net for the winner. Tommy Veitch replaced Jim Townsend (injured) late in the game while Dundee United had to bring an Scott for Henry in the first half. Peter Oliver and Hogg were booked in the second half. It was a great performance by both sides in a game that was full of incident and excitement.


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