Dundee United 1
Dundee 2
League (B Division)

Dundee Utd 

1 - 2


League (B Division)
Saturday, August 24th, 1946
Tannadice Park
Attendance: 21,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

Piper MacKay (pen. 51) Albert Juliussen (65)
Ronnie Turnbull (76)

Team Managers
Willie MacFadyen George Anderson

Starting Eleven
Dave Clark
Bobby Simpson
Alex Jardine
Alec Miller
Bobby Ross
Sammy Ross
Neil McKinnon
Martin Buchan
Piper MacKay
Emilio Pacione
Jake Davidson
Reuben Bennett .1
Alec McIntosh .2
Bobby Ancell .3
Gerry Follon .4
Tommy Gray .5
Reggie Smith .6
Ally Gunn .7
Johnny Pattillo .8
Ronnie Turnbull .9
Kinnaird Ouchterlonie .10
Albert Juliussen .11


None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. Godfrey (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Sunday Post.

Four minutes to go, a raker from Buchan hits the lower edge of the bar and bounces out! And so half an inch of woodwork cost United a "B" League point, for Bennett never saw it!

Altogether a tough break for United, who were worth a division, if only for the grand display by their mid-section, backbone of the team.

With defences masters all through, few constructive attacks were seen. Yet a hectic "anything-can-happen" derby atmosphere kept everyone on tip-toe, despite rather indifferent display marked only by three easily gained goals and some superb defensive stuff.

Young Bobby Ross in particular. The Tannadice pivot took the honours by subduing both Turnbull and Juliussen, both of whom played one half at centre. Neither did anything of note except score.

Home front line by contrast to the men behind, seemed filleted. All bunch and bustle. No punch or hustle.

Pacione tried in vain to worry his way past the solid Tommy Gray, and McKinnon was equally well held by Bobby Ancell. McKay seemed always about to do something which never really happened. Pick of the five was Buchan.

Same with the Dark Blues. Strong in defence, ineffective in front. Two blunted spearheads, and inside men minus guile.

Big successes in defence were McIntosh, Ancell, and Gray. Reg Smith not at his best. Follon vastly improved.


Dundee United Mark; Simpson, Jardine; S. Ross, R. Ross, Miller; McKinnon, Buchan, Pacione , Davidson, Mackay.

Dundee Bennett: McIntosh, Ancell: Follon, Gray, Smith; Gunn, Pattillo, Turnbull, Ouchter, Lonie, Juliussen.

Referee-J. Godfrey. Stenhousemuir.

Squad Statistics (as at August 24th, 1946)

1946-47 All Time
Reuben Bennett (GK)32 3 - 3 -
Bobby Ancell35 3 - 3 -
Gerry Follon27 2 - 2 -
Alec McIntosh - 2 - 2 -
Tommy Gray33 2 - 2 -
Ally Gunn21 1 - 1 -
Reggie Smith34 3 - 3 -
Albert Juliussen26 3333
Kinnaird Ouchterlonie25 1 - 1 -
Johnny Pattillo31 3232
Ronnie Turnbull24 1111

League Table (as at August 24th, 1946)

No league table has been added for this season.