Dundee Utd 4 - 2 Cowdenbeath

League - Division One
Saturday, April 3rd, 1971, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 2,396
Referee: A Crawley (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Cowdenbeath

Goalscorers
Kenny Cameron (43)
Kenny Cameron (48)
Doug Smith (pen.) (57)
Kenny Cameron (76)
John Dickson (73)
John Dickson (75)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Andy Matthew

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
Davie Wilson
Alec Reid
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon
Jim McArthur
Billy McLaughlin
Davie Cairns
Jim Taylor
Andy Kinnell
Jim Moore
Willie Bostock
John Dickson
Billy Laing
Allan Kennedy
Davie Ross

Substitutes
Dennis Gillespie
Robin Thomson

Substitutions
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 26 apps -
Jim Cameron 146 apps -
Andy Rolland 155 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 460 apps7 goals
Walter Smith 27 apps -
Jim Henry 64 apps6 goals
Tommy Traynor 33 apps2 goals
Davie Wilson 151 apps27 goals
Alec Reid 109 apps11 goals
Kenny Cameron 82 apps54 goals
Alan Gordon 75 apps29 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (22 years 43 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 258 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jim Henry (22 years 43 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (35 years 94 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 153 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

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Isn't it amazing the difference a couple of victories can make? Before meeting Hearts it was felt we had perhaps lost our chance of qualifying for the Texaco Cup competition next season. And with a difficult programme ahead few gave us much chance of improving our position. But, in the two games since, the boys have recaptured their best form and now we are confident we can finish the season on a really strong note.

Against Hearts the boys took complete control in the second half and ended by turning on some of their best football of the season. And the result itself was a first class boost for everyone. At Fir Park the side kept up the good work and with luck, and better finishing, we could well have won with several goals in hand.

Unfortunately we lost Morris Stevenson just after half time with a bad knee injury and early this week he underwent an operation and will be in plaster for around 10 weeks. This is a great pity as Morris had settled down very well at No. 11 and his experience and ball control was an important factor in this side's return to form.

But at Motherwell every member of the side performed well and special mention must be given to the mid-line of Walter Smith, Doug Smith and Jim
Henry. All three were first class and the home side struggled all the way to get
the better of them. In attack Kenny Cameron proved he is back to his old self with a neat goal and Alex Reid and Alan Gordon gave the Fir Park defence a hard time.

This afternoon we face Cowdenbeath and, bearing in mind their recent run of great away wins, they will have to be watched very carefully. Last week the Fifers suffered a bad blow by falling to St. Mirren and this means they go
back into the Second Division again next season. Obviously this eases all the tension from them and no doubt they will be aiming to wind up their First Division stay in style.

With the important "derby" due at Dens Park on Monday I am looking for our third win in a row to set us up for, the Dundee game.

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