Dunfermline 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (First Division)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (First Division)
Saturday, August 26th, 1995
East End Park. Att. 7,933
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stewart Petrie (71)
Greg Shaw (80)
Allan Moore (82)

Team Managers
Bert Paton Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Guido van de Kamp
Jackie McNamara
Ivo den Bieman
Marc Millar
Norrie McCathie
Andy Tod
Paul Smith
Allan Moore
Greg Shaw
Stewart Petrie
Paul Kinnaird
Ally Maxwell
Brian Welsh
Mark Perry
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Neil Caldwell
Paddy Connolly
Robbie Winters

Neale Cooper
Mark McCulloch
Derek Fleming
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Craig Brewster

Mark McCulloch for Paul Smith (41)
Derek Fleming for Allan Moore (85)
Craig Brewster for Neil Caldwell (46)
Christian Dailly for Robbie Winters (76)

Paul Kinnaird (75) Andy McLaren (45)

Red Cards
Paul Kinnaird (80) Dave Bowman (72)

Match Officials

Ian Taylor (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

"It's a funny old game" is a cliche as old as the game itself. Dunfermline clearly enjoyed the better of the first half, yet so easily could have gone in trailing. Although Dunfermline did dominate the first half, they didn't really create too many clear cut chances. The best undoubtedly was after 25 minutes play when Smith found Petrie in the clear on the left. His run in on goal was unhindered, but Ally Maxwell came to the rescue with a fine save from Petrie's shot from just inside the penalty area. Only the late intervention of Steven Pressley's head prevented Greg Shaw from converting a Moore cross as Dunfermline continued to make all the running. Yet two minutes from half-time, United really should have stolen the lead. Brian Welsh met a corner to powerfully head in on goal. McCathie blocked it on the line and the ball careered up in the air, only for Robbie Winters to head wide when it looked easier to score!

With Craig Brewster on for Nell Caldwell at the start of the second half, it was United who now dictated play. Twice Paddy Connoliy went close before Guido van de Kamp saved from Mark Perry (at the second attempt) and at full stretch from Paddy Connolly. It, therefore, was all the more galling when Dunfermline went ahead 19 minutes from the end. Stewart Petrie rammed the ball into the roof of the net from close range after Ally Maxwell and Mark Perry had combined to keep out his first effort.

Within a minute United were a goal down and a man down as Dave Bowman was sent off after a foul on Petrie. Cock-ahoop Dunfermline turned the screw on United's depleted side and twice Ally Maxwell brilliantly denied Greg Shaw before having to admit defeat to his diving header from Moore's cross from the right.

The sides - if not the scores were evened up when Paul Kinnaird was red-carded after leaving Andy McLaren rolling on the ground clutching his ankle. United immediately pushed forward, but were caught cold when Dunfermline broke upfield and Allan Moore hammered in their third with an angular drive from 12 yards to leave United well beaten at the end of game which was full of twists and turns. None of which unfortunately went in our favour!

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 1995)

1995-96 All Time
Ally Maxwell (GK)30 4 - 4 -
Brian Welsh26 3 - 15012
Mark Perry24 4 - 461
Rab Shannon29 4 - 4 -
Steven Pressley21 4 - 4 -
Andy McLaren22 4 - 854
Billy McKinlay26 3227827
Dave Bowman31 3 - 35012
Neil Caldwell19 4141
Paddy Connolly25 4213837
Robbie Winters20 4 - 172
Christian Dailly (sub)21 1 - 13918
Craig Brewster (sub)28 327930

League Table (as at August 26th, 1995)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 2 2 0 0 +4 6
2. Dumbarton 2 2 0 0 +2 6
3. Dundee 2 1 1 0 +2 4
4. St Mirren 2 0 2 0 0 2
5. Clydebank 1 0 1 0 0 1
6. Morton 2 0 1 1 -1 1
7. Airdrie 2 0 1 1 -1 1
8. St Johnstone 2 0 1 1 -2 1
9. DUNDEE UTD 2 0 1 1 -3 1
10. Hamilton 1 0 0 1 -1 0

League results since United's last match
26th August 1995
Dunfermline3-0Dundee Utd
St Mirren0-0St Johnstone