Dundee Utd 5 - 1 Clydebank

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round Replay
Wednesday, January 27th, 1971, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,831
Referee: Ian Foote (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Clydebank

Goalscorers
Alan Gordon (28)
Alec Reid (50)
Davie Wilson (62)
Jim Henry (67)
Jim Henry (68)
Alan Munro (47)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Walter Smith
Alec Reid
Davie Wilson
Jim Henry
Morris Stevenson
Ian Reid
Alan Gordon
Mike McDonald
Dave Mitchell
Danny Gray
Dennis Ruddy
Jim Fallon
Doug Hay
Jackson
Bobby Love
Peter Kane
Alan Munro
Jimmy Caskie

Substitutes
Alan Devlin
Tommy McGhee

Substitutions
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 16 apps -
Jim Cameron 136 apps -
Andy Rolland 145 apps12 goals
Doug Smith 450 apps5 goals
Walter Smith 17 apps -
Alec Reid 101 apps9 goals
Davie Wilson 141 apps26 goals
Jim Henry 54 apps5 goals
Morris Stevenson 28 apps3 goals
Ian Reid 12 apps3 goals
Alan Gordon 66 apps24 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ian Reid (19 years 360 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (33 years 332 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 319 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Devlin (17 years 113 days)
Oldest Player:Doug Smith (33 years 332 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 59 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This match has no report.

Tonight we welcome a team rated as one of the Second Division's most attractive sides and after a thrilling game at Kilbowie Park on Saturday this is a rating we heartily endorse. Clydebank proved they are a side not to be underestimated in any way and in tonight's replay we realise we will have to work very hard indeed to get into the Fourth Round.

In Saturday's goal-less draw, which I rate a very fair result, we were perhaps lucky to hold out in the closing minutes but I would say we had the edge in the earlier stages. Kenny Cameron had an unlucky kind of day and had fortune been with him he would have scored three goals. lan Reid was probably the likeliest forward and he too could have grabbed at least one goal.

A game against Second Division opposition on their own park is always a tricky proposition and one invariably discovers they will play as if their lives
depend on the result. A quick look at some of the other games involving teams from the two divisions underlines this.

Generally speaking we handled the situation confidently and the defence was most steady. One had the feeling the Kilbowie Park boys realised they could pull off a shock the longer the game went on without a score and, as I say, the closing minutes were difficult for us.

In our last two home games, against St. Johnstone and Morton, we tossed away the points through carelessness in the second half. But in away games we have played steadily and are unbeaten since mid-November. This consistency must be injected into our home performances and we get
the chance to improve our record with two games this week.

But the immediate aim is to progress in the Scottish Cup and I feel confident we will be able to improve on Saturday's draw this evening.

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