Dundee 2
Dundee United 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee
2 - 1
Dundee Utd 

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, April 21st, 1976
Dens Park
Attendance: 13,768
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy Gemmell (pen.) (44)
Eric Sinclair (53)
Henry Hall (75)

Team Managers
David White
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Thomson Allan
2. Bobby Wilson
3. Dave Johnston
4. John McPhail
5. Iain Phillip
6. Tommy Gemmell
7. Wilson Hoggan
8. Bobby Ford
9. Eric Sinclair
10. Bobby Hutchinson
11. Ian Purdie
Hamish McAlpine .1
Andy Rolland .2
Frank Kopel .3
Allan Forsyth .4
Doug Houston .5
Dave Narey .6
Henry Hall .7
George Fleming .8
Paul Hegarty .9
Tom McAdam .10
Alex Rennie .11

Bench
12. John Martin
14. Mitch Bavidge
Jackie Copland .12
Alec Reid .14

Substitutions
None. Alec Reid for Alex Rennie

Cautions
Bobby Wilson
Tommy Gemmell
George Fleming
Andy Rolland

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Dundee came through the first phase of a three-game survival course in this dramatic Tayside derby at Dens Park.

The Dark Blues, who would have been virtually doomed to First Division football had they lost, scored two goals with perfect timing.

Then, in a game that brought three bookings, they defied United after little Henry Hall had pulled one back with 15 minutes left.

Now neither club in Tannadice Street can breathe easily.

But Dundee at least give themselves hope with their first win seven games. In doing so skipper Tommy Gemmell showed inbhisnexperience. Dundee's moment of truth came 30 seconds before the interval when they got a penalty after Allan Forsyth had brought down Eric Sinclair in the box. As United's protests died down the ex-Celtic star hammered the spot kick into the net. This was the spur the Dens Park men needed and eight minutes after half-time Sinclair scored a brilliant second, getting on the end of a Purdie cross to brilliantly head into the net.

United looked out of it but gradually they came storming back.

Their goal came in 75 minutes when Hall swept in a Narey free kick which had been helped on by Reid.

First-half tackles by Andy Rolland and Frank Kopel brought them bookings while Gemmell had his name taken after the interval for handling.

Match report written by David Quinn (Matchday Programme)



Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 1976)


1975-76 All Time
Age
Thomson Allan (GK)29 43 - 188 -
Tommy Gemmell32 2351147
Dave Johnston28 37223015
John McPhail20 4 - 4 -
Iain Phillip25 30 - 1811
Bobby Wilson32 18140917
Bobby Ford26 3721877
Wilson Hoggan27 2765710
Bobby Hutchinson22 2045514
Ian Purdie23 28 - 28 -
Eric Sinclair22 111121






League Table (as at April 21st, 1976)


No league table has been added for this season.