Dundee 2 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Monday, April 5th, 1971, 7:30 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 11,590
Referee: Jim McRoberts (Wishaw)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Jocky Scott (59)
Jim Steele (86)
Kenny Cameron (31)
Alan Gordon (41)
Alec Reid (66)

Team Managers
John Prentice Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Ally Donaldson
Bobby Wilson
Dave Johnston
Iain Phillip
Jim Steele
Doug Houston
Alex Kinninmonth
Alex Bryce
Gordon Wallace
Jocky Scott
Jimmy Wilson
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Davie Wilson
Joe Watson
Alec Reid
Kenny Cameron
Alan Gordon

Bench
Joe Gilroy Dennis Gillespie

Substitutions
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 27 apps -
Jim Cameron 147 apps -
Andy Rolland 156 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 461 apps7 goals
Walter Smith 28 apps -
Jim Henry 65 apps6 goals
Davie Wilson 152 apps27 goals
Joe Watson 1 app (debut) -
Alec Reid 110 apps12 goals
Kenny Cameron 83 apps55 goals
Alan Gordon 76 apps30 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe Watson (19 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (34 years 35 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 350 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Joe Watson (19 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (35 years 96 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 268 days
Domestic Players:11 (91.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Joe Watson(Signed March 26th, 1971)

Milestones

This was one of the best games on record in the city series as United edged home 3-2 at Dens Park. United's early pressure finally paid off in 31 minutes when Ally Donaldson dived to push away a throw-in from, but only as far as Kenny Cameron who promptly lobbed the ball into the net from 15 yards. Dundee responded quickly and Jim Cameron had to clear a Wallace effort off the line, but with Dundee buzzing around the Hamish McAlpine's goal, United broke up the park to score again. Andy Rolland broke up the park and sent a great pass to Joe Watson and the winger's cross was knocked home by Alan Gordon.

Dundee gained reward for their attacking efforts in the 59th minute when Steele's perfectly flighted cross was despatched into the corner of the end by Jocky Scott. There was no let up in the excitement as Joe Watson twice hit the woodwork, but before United deservedly bagged a third, Alec Reid scoring from ten yards with 24 minutes left. Game over? Not in this instance as Dundee set up siege round the United goal. United held on until four minutes from the end when Jim Steele picked up a Bobby Wilson cross to slam the ball home from close range. And one of the most enthralling derbies ever would have ended all-square, but for a marvellous save from Hamish McAlpine from Steele right on the whistle.

In the picture Alex can be seen raising his hands in salute after beating keeper Ally Donaldson and Kenny Cameron and Davy Wilson dash in to congratulate him.



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