Dundee Utd 0 - 2 Greenock Morton

League Cup - Sectional Tie
Wednesday, August 20th, 1969, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,985
Dundee Utd  Greenock Morton

Goalscorers
None. Brian Gallacher
Joe Harper

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr
Hal Stewart

Starting Eleven
Don Mackay
Doug Smith
Billy Bremner
Stuart Markland
Jim Cameron
Andy Rolland
Alec Reid
Ian Letford
Ian Mitchell
Kenny Cameron
Dennis Gillespie
Leif Neilsen
Willie Fraser
John Murray
Gerry Sweeney
Billy Gray
Stan Rankin
Joe Harper
Bobby Collins
Joe Mason
Willie Allan
Brian Gallacher

Substitutes
Davie Wilson
Tommy Coakley

Substitutions
Davie Wilson for Ian Mitchell
Tommy Coakley for Willie Allan (53)

Appearances & Goals To Date
Don Mackay (GK) 178 apps -
Doug Smith 377 apps2 goals
Billy Bremner 2 apps -
Stuart Markland 11 apps -
Jim Cameron 66 apps -
Andy Rolland 78 apps9 goals
Alec Reid 46 apps3 goals
Ian Letford 2 apps -
Ian Mitchell 235 apps106 goals
Kenny Cameron 46 apps37 goals
Dennis Gillespie 405 apps112 goals
Davie Wilson (sub) 72 apps15 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Stuart Markland (21 years 195 days)
Oldest Player:Ian Letford (-1 years 231 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 180 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Stuart Markland (21 years 195 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Bremner (-1 years 231 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 331 days
Domestic Players:12 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

United required a positive result from this match if they were to qualify for the League Cup quarter-final. Morton meanwhile were looking to top their section.

There were few goal-mouth incidents in the early stages of this game. It was 21 minutes before the first opportunity. It came for Morton right-half Sweeney who fired a shot straight at MacKay. A minute later Morton took the lead with their first effort. Gillespie lost the ball when attempting a turn and Morton collected. Gallacher, the left winger, took the ball and wasted no time in dispatching past MacKay. United were unlucky not to score in 36 minutes when Mitchell hit the bar. Cameron then came close when his effort was deflected off the head of Rankine. Then just on half time Morton doubled their lead. After a melee in the penalty area, Harper scored from close in.

Morton were keen to hold onto their away lead in the second half but suffered a blow when Willie Allan was taken off with a twisted knee. After this they moved to a very defensive formation. United kept chipping away and in 77 minutes Rolland tried his luck from long range but it was saved well by Nielsen. With nine minutes remaining and the fans streaming out, Ian Mitchell had to come off limping badly. The score remained 2-0 to the away side.

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