The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
The Fifers may have been officially consigned to the First Division, but they went down fighting after a whirlwind start by us. lan Redford headed the ball down to Joe McLeod. Joe's shot was blocked and broke to Eamonn Bannon. Eamonn turned the ball back into the middle and Iain Ferguson, lurking at the back post, hammered the ball past McKellar - time only three minutes. Our second goal came three minutes later. Some neat interplay between Kevin Gallacher and Joe McLeod saw Joe go on to beat Riddell and Jim McInally scored with a diving header. When Jim Mclnally limped off in the 13th minute we lost a lot of our impetus and the Pars gradually clawed their way back into the game. In the 29th minute Mark Smith won the ball on the half way line and ran on to beat Billy Thomson. Dunfermline fought hard again in the second hall and equalised in the 76th minute. The ball broke to substitute Ross Jack on the edge of the box and his parting shot went high into the net. As full time beckoned, we almost got a winner. Kevin Gallacher got the break of the ball on the half way line and ran on but McKellar blocked his shot. The ball broke to Alan Irvine, who crossed the ball into the middle and Joe McLeod's header stuck the bar!