The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
A week earlier the section venue had been over in Fife where United's visit opened the season. Almost 4,000 watched the fare on offer — a far cry from the miserable attendances currently plaguing the Bayview men. The Fifers struggled to find their form during the early stages and found themselves paying for their indifferent opening when Kenny Cameron swooped to edge the Tannadice side in front. But spurred on by a good home support East Fife struggled back into contention and in fact twice hit the woodwork.East Fife continued to press in the second half and their persistence paid off in the 65th minute when Paul Hegarty's brother Kevin Hegarty levelled things. But just when it appeared certain that the League Cup points would be shared Jim McLean's men broke away for full-back Andy Rolland to emerge as the Tannadice hero with a winner in the dying seconds of the game.