East Fife 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Sectional Tie
Saturday, August 11th, 1973, 3:00 PM at Bayview Park
Attendance: 3,641
Referee: David Syme (Glasgow)
East Fife Dundee Utd

Kevin Hegarty (65) Kenny Cameron (5)
Andy Rolland (89)

Team Managers
Pat Quinn Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ernie McGarr
Bobby Duncan
Ian Printy
John Love
John Martis
David Clarke
Kevin Hegarty
Ron McIvor
Johnny Walker
Andy Noble
Billy McPhee
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Frank Kopel
Walter Smith
Jim Henry
Duncan MacLeod
Tommy Traynor
Kenny Cameron
Graeme Payne
Pat Gardner

Jim Hamilton
Doug Dailey
Jim Cameron
George Fleming

Jim Hamilton for ? (49) George Fleming for Pat Gardner

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 104 apps -
Andy Rolland 236 apps25 goals
Doug Smith 541 apps20 goals
Frank Kopel 54 apps3 goals
Walter Smith 72 apps1 goal
Jim Henry 114 apps10 goals
Duncan MacLeod 1 app (debut) -
Tommy Traynor 96 apps11 goals
Kenny Cameron 151 apps80 goals
Graeme Payne 1 app (debut) -
Pat Gardner 57 apps15 goals
George Fleming (sub) 49 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Graeme Payne (17 years 184 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 164 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 54 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Graeme Payne (17 years 184 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (36 years 164 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 343 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Duncan MacLeod(Signed April 10th, 1973)
Graeme Payne(Signed April 30th, 1973)


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.

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