Newcastle United 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup - 1st Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, October 1st, 1969, 7:30 PM at St James Park
Attendance: 37,470
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)
Newcastle United Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Keith Dyson (90) None.

Team Managers
Joe Harvey Jerry Kerr

Starting Eleven
Willie McFaul
Frank Clark
Dave Craig
John McNamee
Tommy Gibb
Bobby Moncur
Alan Foggon
Keith Dyson
Wyn Davies
Bryan Robson
James Smith
Don Mackay
Andy Rolland
Doug Smith
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Alec Reid
Davie Hogg
Dennis Gillespie
Alan Gordon
Ian Scott
Ian Mitchell

Bench
Preben Arentoft

Substitutions
Preben Arentoft for Alan Foggon (64) None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 188 apps -
Andy Rolland 88 apps10 goals
Doug Smith 387 apps2 goals
Stuart Markland 21 apps1 goal
Jim Cameron 76 apps -
Alec Reid 56 apps4 goals
Davie Hogg 45 apps7 goals
Dennis Gillespie 415 apps114 goals
Alan Gordon 10 apps2 goals
Ian Scott 50 apps15 goals
Ian Mitchell 242 apps106 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Stuart Markland (21 years 237 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 342 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Stuart Markland (21 years 237 days)
Oldest Player:Dennis Gillespie (33 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 342 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Ian Scott played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

United's game plan going into the 2nd Leg at St James' Park was to reduce the threat of Newcastle striker Wyn Davies, who caused so many problems in the 1st Leg, and to try and grab an early goal to level the tie. A crowd of 37, 470 watched as United broke up the park in 15 minutes after early Newcastle pressure, with Alan Gordon and Andy Rolland setting up Alex Reid, but his shot flew just over the bar.

United keeper Don Mackay, who had managed to return to the starting eleven after his head knock in the 1st leg, saved twice from Jimmy Smith, before Davies blazed over the bar from a Robson cut back. Part one of United's gameplan was working, as this was the only time Davies had a clear chance at goal. Four minutes before the break, United's Reid broke into the penalty area and cracked a shot past Willie McFaul, but the shot rebounded off the post and Ian Mitchell failed to take advantage of the follow up.

Early in the second half, Reid slammed another great effort which dipped just over the bar, and Mitchell brought a great save from McFaul with a header. Again, Newcastle came storming back into the match, and Robson had the ball in the net with 20 minutes to go, but the goal was disallowed when the linesman signalled for offside. Ian Mitchell beat two defenders before setting up Davie Hogg, who sent yet another shot over the bar. United had created plenty of chances, but had failed to take advantage of any of them, and in the 2nd minute of injury time, Newcastle finally killed off any chance for United when Keith Dyson scored from a Jimmy Smith pass to give the Magpies a 3-1 aggregate victory.

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