Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Saturday, March 31st, 1973, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie
Attendance: 3,603
Referee: Ian Foote (Glasgow)
Aberdeen Dundee Utd

None. None.

Team Managers
Jimmy Bonthrone Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Clark
Billy Williamson
Jim Hermiston
Eddie Thomson
Willie Young
Joe Smith
Steve Murray
Dave Robb
Drew Jarvie
Zoltan Varga
Arthur Graham
Sandy Davie
Jackie Copland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Jim Cameron
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Tommy Traynor
Ian Mitchell
Pat Gardner
Kenny Cameron

Alex Willoughby Ian Reid

Alex Willoughby for Steve Murray None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Sandy Davie (GK) 160 apps -
Jackie Copland 78 apps14 goals
Doug Smith 536 apps20 goals
Walter Smith 67 apps -
Jim Cameron 206 apps1 goal
Frank Kopel 49 apps3 goals
George Fleming 44 apps2 goals
Tommy Traynor 92 apps11 goals
Ian Mitchell 309 apps133 goals
Pat Gardner 52 apps15 goals
Kenny Cameron 147 apps79 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Frank Kopel (24 years 9 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 31 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 283 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ian Reid (22 years 59 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 31 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 112 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Apart from restricting Aberdeen to few chances in the opening half, it was United's more direct approach which appeared more likely to pay dividends, but we came up against Bobby Clark in superb form in the Dons' goal. His save from a Paddy Gardner free-kick was the feature of the opening half. Utilising an off-side trap after the break, the tangerines let the home side come at them and it was Sandy Davie's turn to shine.
However, he proved defiant and Aberdeen failed to score for the third consecutive week, enabling us to take a deserved point from this very hard
fought contest.

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