The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Alex Stuart was out after only two games for his new club. Stewart Markland replaced him in the side. Bremner took over at right-back to allow Rolland to move forward. Eighteen year old Ian Letford who had just signed from Cambuslang Rangers, took over at inside right. Mitchell was dropped to the bench.United started brightly and Cameron was first to try his luck but his shot from the edge of the penalty area rolled by the post. United had a lucky escape in the 12th minute when MacKay made a point blank save from Gilshan. Kenny Cameron then fluffed a great chance in front of goal and Thorburn collected.In the second half MacKay was tested a number of times in the early stages. First Gilshan latched onto a McCaig pass but the United 'keeper saved. Then MacKay had to dive at full stretch to save a 25 yarder from Hamilton. Young Letford was looking dangerous and he tried a long ranger after a good run but Thorburn held comfortably. With United gaining control of this game they were able to capitalise. Markland slid the ball through to Rolland and the winger held off the St Mirren defenders before feeding Kenny Cameron who scored easily from close in. St Mirren almost had a penalty in the closing minutes when Bremner cleared a shot off the line. The referee waved play on.