Kilmarnock 3 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Wednesday, February 11th, 1970, 7:30 PM at Rugby Park
Attendance: 4,647
Referee: Archie Webster (Falkirk)
Kilmarnock Dundee Utd

Eddie Morrion (39)
Jim Cook (62)
Ross Mathie
Ian Mitchell 

Team Managers
Walter McCrae Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Sandy McLaughlan
Andy King
Billy Dickson
John Gilmour
Jackie McGrory
Alan MacDonald
Tommy McLean
Eddie Morrison
Ross Mathie
Jim McLean
Jim Cook
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Morris Stevenson
Ian Mitchell

Hugh Strachan Walter Smith

None. Walter Smith for Alec Reid

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 208 apps -
Andy Rolland 105 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 407 apps3 goals
Jim Cameron 93 apps -
Alec Reid 70 apps5 goals
Jim Henry 15 apps1 goal
Davie Wilson 98 apps19 goals
Dennis Gillespie 435 apps114 goals
Alan Gordon 30 apps11 goals
Morris Stevenson 1 app (debut) -
Ian Mitchell 262 apps118 goals
Walter Smith (sub) 9 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (34 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 60 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (20 years 357 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (34 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 267 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Morris Stevenson(Signed January 29th, 1970)


There was nothing very memorable about this mid-week visit to Rugby Park, other than for the fact that it was to be the last time that Jim McLean was to feature in a competitive match against the club he was to later manage.

United were coming off the back of a disappointing 4-0 cup defeat the previous Saturday and fared little better on their travels further west on League business four day's later on a frosty Rugby Park surface. Killie put on a bold display of fast attacking football and United held them at bay for 40 minutes before the home side broke down United's stuffy defence. Morrison heading in a Cook cross.

Cook made it two after 63 minutes with a knee-high drive from 15 yards. The wee winger then set up Killie's third with another cross which Ross Mathie converted with his head six minutes from the end. Within a minute Ian Mitchell pulled one back, scoring from a suspiciously offside position, but it was purely a consolation counter as Kilie ran out comfortable winners.

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