Dundee Utd 5
Clydebank 1
Scottish Cup (3rd Round Replay)

Dundee Utd 

5 - 1


Scottish Cup (3rd Round Replay)
Wednesday, January 27th, 1971
Tannadice. Att. 5,381
7:30 PM Kick-off

Alan Gordon (25)
Alex Reid(49)
Davie Wilson (60)
Jim Henry (66)
Jim Henry (68)
Alan Munro (47)

Team Managers
Jerry Kerr Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Hamish McAlpine
2 Andy Rolland
3 Jim Cameron
4 Walter Smith
5 Doug Smith
6 Moris Stevenson
7 Davie Wilson
8 Alex Reid
9 Ian Reid
10 Alan Gordon
11 Jim Henry
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Dennis Ruddy 4
Jim Fallon 5
Dougie Hay 6
Mike Jackson 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

12 Alan Devlin Tommy McGhee 12

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

IMD Foote (Referee)
WD McIntyre & J Robertson (Assistants)

Match Report

Report #1

Clydebank were turfed out of the cup by a vastly-different looking United team from that we saw at Kilbowie at the weekend.

Here was a Dundee side bubbling with confidence - especially from the 26th minute, when Alan Gordon "took off" yet again to head home between two defenders, with Mick McDonald stranded.

The cross came from Davy Wilson, and must have been one of the dozens of times Gordon and Ian Reid - United's own "air force” – flew through the air, leaving Bankies' defence helpless.

The players came out for the second half - and for Clydebank, it was also to two minutes of joy, then tragedy, that was to come.

In the 47th minute, Mike Jackson swung a corner into the Tannadice goal-mouth. Jimmy Caskie was nicely positioned at the near post, and flicked the ball on to Alan Munro. The big inside-man sent a powerful header raging into the net.

But in the 49th minute came the body-blow that rocked Clydebank. Ball-playing Alex Reid took a pass in midfield, ran to the right then cut into the middle again before unleashing a drive from 20 yards. McDonald had no chance-and United were in front again.

From here on, the First Division team went through a repertoire of skills, as Clydebank worked hard to come back.

But United's "flyers" were still rising inches above the defence, and more goals came from Wilson (as Bankies appealed for off-side); Jim Henry, who beat three defenders before leaving McDonald standing with a shot from the penalty spot; and the winger joined his inside-mates in leaping to head home for the fifth.

In between the goals, there were some wild Bankie clearances and United hit the woodwork once, as well as having several near misses.

A disappointed Jack Steedman. Bankies manager, said after the game: "That second goal really did it, after we had pulled one back."

Report #2

Dundee United clinched place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup and a golden tie with Aberdeen by disposing of a fighting Clydebank at rain swept Tannadice.

Although the First Division men turned on some real power in the second half, with four goals in 18 minutes, the game Kilbowie Park boys deserve full credit for giving United the fright of their lives in the first half.

It must be said United’s great return to scoring form indicates the clash with the Dons could be a North-east bonanza, and already the fans are gleefully awaiting the tie, with a 28,000 limit.

On the Tannadice surface which resembled a glue pot and worsened all the time in rain, the Bankies turned on some crisp stuff early on, and keeper McAlpine was extremely busy.

United ever so slowly came into things and the aerial talents of Alan Gordon obviously upset the visitors. The big fellow was fetching and carrying with great effect, and in the 20th minute he dragged the ball through the defence before leaving Ian Reid with an easy chance. Somehow the young centre shot past.

A goal was not long delayed, however. A Davie Wilson corner was whipped on by Alex Reid, and Gordon jumped to nod into the net past two astonished defenders on the line.

Clydebank fought back gamely, and just on half time Jimmy Caskie ran through to score, only to be pulled up for offside.

Then a minor sensation two minutes after the break. The visitors caught United out with a corner on the right, and Caskie manage to scoop across goal for Munro to head into the net.

For a fleeting moment or two a real sensation was on the cards, But Alex Reid dispelled all home doubts with a brilliant goal in 51 minutes. He took a henry pass in midfield and strode on to crash home a great goal from 25 yards. This literally finished Bankies, and the roof fell in with three goals in seven minutes.

In 62 minutes Davie Wilson nipped past Gray on to a Rolland pass and left McDonald helpless. Five minutes later Jim Henry brushed off two tackles in the box and blasted home number four and in 69 minutes Henry made it five.

Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 1971)

1970-71 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 18 - 10 - 58 -
Dennis Ruddy 18110 - 1101
Danny Gray 15 - 9 - 72 -
Jim Fallon 1831021049
Davie Mitchell 18 - 1011805
Dougie Hay 16210 - 1174
Bobby Love 18 - 10 - 952
Jimmy Caskie 18611711843
Alan Munro 18811410545
Mike Jackson 9 - 6 - 15 -
Peter Kane 12572197

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
16th January 1971
Berwick Rangers0-1Dumbarton
Brechin City1-4Raith Rovers
East Fife3-1Montrose
East Stirlingshire2-1Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-2Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies1-1Partick Th
Stenhousemuir0-3Queen of South
Stirling Albion1-1Albion Rovers
Stranraer1-1Alloa Athletic
23rd January 1971
East Stirlingshire3-1Dumbarton
Montrose1-1Albion Rovers
Stenhousemuir4-2Hamilton Accies

League Table (as at January 27th, 1971)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. East Fife 24 14 6 4 +27 34
2. Partick Th 21 12 6 3 +25 30
3. Arbroath 23 12 5 6 +18 29
4. Raith Rovers 24 11 7 6 +5 29
5. Albion Rovers 23 10 7 6 +6 27
6. Stranraer 21 10 6 5 +13 26
7. Montrose 25 10 5 10 0 25
8. Queen's Park 22 11 2 9 +1 24
9. Dumbarton 21 9 5 7 +11 23
10. Queen of South 25 8 7 10 -5 23
11. Alloa Athletic 24 8 5 11 -10 21
12. Stenhousemuir 24 8 5 11 -12 21
13. Forfar Ath 22 6 8 8 -6 20
14. Clydebank 18 8 3 7 +2 19
15. Stirling Albion 21 6 5 10 +3 17
16. Hamilton Accies 21 6 3 12 -12 15
17. Berwick Rangers 20 5 5 10 -13 15
18. East Stirlingshire 21 4 7 10 -19 15
19. Brechin City 20 2 3 15 -34 7