Dundee 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Saturday, September 15th, 1973, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 12,092
Referee: N Anderson (East Kilbride)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Walter Smith (66)

Team Managers
David White Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Thomson Allan
Bobby Ford
Dave Johnston
Bobby Wilson
George Stewart
Tommy Gemmell
Bobby Robinson
Duncan Lambie
Gordon Wallace
Ian Scott
Billy Semple
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Jim Henry
Tommy Traynor
George Fleming
Pat Gardner
Andy Gray

Bench
Alec Pringle
John Gray
Archie Knox
Sean Sheehy

Substitutions
Alec Pringle for Bobby Ford
John Gray for Gordon Wallace
None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 112 apps -
Andy Rolland 244 apps25 goals
Doug Smith 549 apps21 goals
Walter Smith 80 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 61 apps3 goals
Jackie Copland 89 apps14 goals
Jim Henry 119 apps10 goals
Tommy Traynor 102 apps11 goals
George Fleming 57 apps5 goals
Pat Gardner 62 apps15 goals
Andy Gray 5 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Andy Gray (17 years 294 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 359 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Andy Gray (17 years 294 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 198 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Dundee's run of 29 competitive games without defeat came to an end thanks to a rare goal by Walter Smith. The Tangerines always looked the more likely side in a typical derby contest in which both defences looked shaky. The goal which decided the match came after 67 minutes. Jim Henry chased down the left and crossed to the far post where Walter Smith shot low into the net.

Tannadice joy was unmitigated as demonstrated by Wattie Smith kissing his scoring right boot! It was only after going behind that the home side got into their stride, but they were fortunate not to fall further behind six minutes from the end when Doug Smith stepped up to take a penalty after Paddy Gardner was tripped in the box by Dave Johnston. Unfortunately his effort crashed against the bar and Andy Gray headed the rebound over.

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