The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Dundee United introduced Frank Kopel into the team for this one with Jackie Copland dropping to the bench. Morton made seven changes to their team from their previous encounter!United hoped for a penalty in the 9th minute when a Cameron cross was not gathered cleanly by Sorensen and Shevlane, trying to chase the ball fell over it. The referee waved play on. Archie Knox was next to threaten the 'keeper with a shot from 15 yards. Soon after it was Knox again who stung the 'keeper's hands with a free kick. Knox and Sorensen fought out a personal duel in the first half with the United man again denied when his header was brilliantly saved close to half time.United dominated large portions of the second half but it was not until the 68th minute that the got their noses in front. Ian Mitchell scored the first goal of the game. While chances came and went at each end it looked as though this one would finish 1-0. However, there were a flurry of goals in the last five minutes. Firstly, substitute Jackie Copland doubled United's lead with five remaining and then Joseph Mason pulled one back to give United a nervous last few minutes.