The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
United found themselves in arrears within a minute of the game getting underway. Hoggan carried the ball to the bye-line and passed the ball back to Abel who crossed and Doug Somner headed home. But the home side's lead was short-lived. Six minutes later slackness in the Falkirk defence saw an Ian Mitchell drive palmed out by Donaldson, but only to the head of Archie Knox who had little difficulty in equalising. However, Donald Mackay was, for the most part, the busier of the two keepers, but immediately after play re-started in the second half Ally Donaldson saved from Ian Mitchell. Although on the balance of play United deserved no more than a point, it was very nearly two with Frank Kopel missing the chance of the game when he ballooned the ball over when it seemed easier to score with just three minutes remaining!