Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Dumbarton

League Cup - Sectional Tie
Saturday, August 28th, 1976, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 3,932
Referee: Ian Foote (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Dumbarton

Tom McAdam (43)
Jim Muir (56)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Wright

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Andy Rolland
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Alex Rennie
George Fleming
Alec Reid
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Tom McAdam
Laurie Williams
Graeme Sinclair
Don Watt
Walter Smith
Don McNeil
Jim Muir
Hugh McLean
Alistair Brown
John Bourke
Murdo MacLeod
Johnny Graham

Davie Dodds
Terry Mullen
Bobby McCallum

Davie Dodds for Alec Reid
Bobby McCallum for John Bourke

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 239 apps1 goal
Andy Rolland 376 apps34 goals
Dave Narey 109 apps11 goals
Paul Hegarty 69 apps17 goals
Frank Kopel 194 apps7 goals
Alex Rennie 42 apps1 goal
George Fleming 184 apps20 goals
Alec Reid 146 apps20 goals
Paul Sturrock 46 apps12 goals
Graeme Payne 80 apps5 goals
Tom McAdam 35 apps15 goals
Davie Dodds (sub) 4 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Paul Sturrock (19 years 327 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (33 years 298 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 178 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Davie Dodds (17 years 344 days)
Oldest Player:Andy Rolland (33 years 298 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 314 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Tannadice fans left the ground in disgruntled mood having witnessed United completely outplay Dumbarton but have to settle for a draw. That meant united would have to win 4-0 at Parkhead to top section 3 of their League grouping.

The Sons had their best spelt early in the game but we took the lead in the 42nd minute. From a free kick Paul Hegarty nodded down to Paul Sturrock who slipped the ball to Tom McAdam and he poked the ball in against his old team mates. Just after Williams had denied Torn McAdam a second goal, Muir headed strongly past Hamish McAlpine.

This signalled an assault on the Dumbarton goal, but our best chance came in the 69th minute, Davie Dodds, recently introduced as a substitute, was obstructed in the box but Frank Kopel struck the spot-kick wide to the consternation of the smaller than usual 4,000 crowd.


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