Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 17th, 1976, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,598
Referee: Ian Foote (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Heart of Midlothian

Paul Hegarty (22)
Tom McAdam (69)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Hagart

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Andy Rolland
Frank Kopel
Allan Forsyth
Henry Hall
Alec Reid
Doug Houston
George Fleming
Tom McAdam
Jim Cruickshank
Jim Brown
Jim Jefferies
Ralph Callachan
John Gallacher
Roy Kay
Kenny Aird
Drew Busby
Graham Shaw
Willie Gibson
Bobby Prentice

Alex Rennie
Graeme Payne
Donald Park
Cammy Fraser

None. Donald Park for Kenny Aird
Cammy Fraser for Bobby Prentice

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 228 apps -
Dave Narey 98 apps11 goals
Paul Hegarty 58 apps15 goals
Andy Rolland 365 apps34 goals
Frank Kopel 183 apps7 goals
Allan Forsyth 18 apps2 goals
Henry Hall 31 apps11 goals
Alec Reid 139 apps19 goals
Doug Houston 81 apps5 goals
George Fleming 173 apps19 goals
Tom McAdam 25 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (19 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (33 years 165 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 269 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Narey (19 years 314 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (33 years 165 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 109 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Points were vital for United as they continued their fight to avoid the drop in this tough Premier League season.

Their plight was not helped by the squandering of a fifth minute penalty award. Alan Forsyth was the culprii to bring United's tally of missed spot kicks to seven this season. Undaunted by this United stuck to their task and their persistence paid off in the 22nd minute when Alec Reid's corner led to a melee in the Hearts box and Paul Hegarty stepped in to slide the ball home.

Even after the interval United continued to make towards the Maroons goal but dear cut chances were few and far between. The tension was obviously telling on the home side but in 68 minutes the situation was relieved when United got their second. Again an Alec Reid corner instigated the goal and Tom McAdam's powerful header soared into the net despite Jim Brown's desperate efforts to head dear. With the result sewn up, the Tannadice side merely played out time to boost their of survival.


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