Partick Thistle 0 - 5 Dundee Utd

League - Division One
Saturday, November 16th, 1974, 3:00 PM at Firhill
Attendance: 4,171
Referee: Eddie Pringle (Glasgow)
Partick Thistle Dundee Utd

None. Andy Rolland (40)
Andy Gray (44)
Jackie Copland (53)
Doug Houston (75)
Dave Narey (85)

Team Managers
Bertie Auld Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Rough
John Hansen
Andy Anderson
Jackie Campbell
Nobby Clark
Alan Hansen
Bobby Lawrie
Bobby Houston
Joe Craig
John Gray
Denis McQuade
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Jackie Copland
Dave Narey
Doug Houston
Tommy Traynor
Iain McDonald
George Fleming
Andy Gray

Frank Coulston
Benny Rooney
Paul Hegarty
Graeme Payne

None. Paul Hegarty for Andy Gray

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 158 apps -
Andy Rolland 301 apps31 goals
Walter Smith 125 apps3 goals
Frank Kopel 125 apps6 goals
Jackie Copland 148 apps18 goals
Dave Narey 33 apps4 goals
Doug Houston 21 apps2 goals
Tommy Traynor 156 apps22 goals
Iain McDonald 20 apps -
George Fleming 119 apps12 goals
Andy Gray 61 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (18 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (32 years 12 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 52 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (18 years 161 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (32 years 12 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 47 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Paul Hegarty(Signed November 12th, 1974)


Until then Firhill had scarcely been United's happiest hunting ground for league points. But all that changed in a devastating Tannadice display, to which Thistle had no answer at all. A Dave Narey rocket which rebounded from the underside of the crossbar and clear signalled the pattern and Andy Rolland went one better soon afterwards with a brilliant 20-yard goal. Andy Gray added to United's lead with two minutes of the first half remaining.

Jackie Copland made it three soon after the interval. Doug Houston grabbed a fourth before United sent on their latest signing Paul Hegarty in place of Gray. Five minutes from the end a dazzling United performance was completed when Dave Narey sent a diving header past Alan Rough. Also of note was the introduction of Paul Hegarty who made his first appearance in a United jersey.

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