- F. Gray
- Schaedler; Stanton
10 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, October 24,1973. Leeds United v. Hibernian. U.E.F.A. Cup.
Leeds United — Harvey; Madeley, Cherry; Bremner, Ellam, Yorath;
Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Bates, F. Gray. Subs. Jordan, O’Neill, Mann,
Hibs – McArthur; Bremner, Schaedler; Stanton, Black, Blackley;
Smith, Higgins, Gordon, Cropley, Duncan. Subs. Edwards, Hazel,
O’Rourke, Munro, Robertson.
Hibs won a lot of admirers with their display against Leeds United in the
first leg of their U.E.F.A. Cup tie at Elland Road. Their plan to attack the
English League leaders raised quite a few eyebrows among the media
representatives and Jimmy Hill had nothing but praise for the Scots display.
Changed days indeed!
Leeds, with four Scots on the park, and one on the bench, were hot
favourites and the crowd at the start was around the 25,000 plus mark.
Using two wingers — Bobby Smith and Arthur Duncan — Hibs exploited
the lack of mobility in the Leeds full-backs, and were unlucky not to gain a
winning lead. Their best chance came in the last minute when Arthur
Duncan, for the umpteenth time sped past Madeley, and crossed into the
middle. Alan Gordon dummied the ball and Tony Higgins, with the goal at
his mercy, huudod over when it appeared easier to score.
The big man made amends throughout the 90 minutes by his whole-
hearted display which left Leads skipper Billy Bremner a clear second best
in their tussles.
In the second-half Leeds brought on Joe Jordan and their young winger
O’Neill to provide a service for the new Scotland leader, but the Hibs
defence held firm and kept taking the game to Leeds.
The large Hibs support were a credit to the club and Scotland.
By RIKKI RAGINIA and RICHARD F. WHITE