Dundee 2
Dundee Utd 3
League (First Division)


2 - 3

Dundee Utd

League (First Division)
Saturday, September 30th, 1995
Dens Park. Att. 10,395
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Hamilton (pen.) (45)
Jim Hamilton (75)
Billy McKinlay (pen.) (8)
Billy McKinlay (63)
Billy McKinlay (73)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Michel Pageaud
Ray Farningham
Tommy McQueen
Roddy Manley
Andy Cargill
Neil Duffy
George Shaw
Morten Wieghorst
Paul Tosh
Jim Hamilton
Neil McCann
Ally Maxwell
Christian Dailly
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
Jim Bett
Robbie Winters

Paul Mathers
Kevin Bain
Gerry Britton
Kelham O'Hanlon
Neil Caldwell
Ben Honeyman

Gerry Britton for Ray Farningham (76) None.

Roddy Manley (27)
Paul Tosh (82)
Andy McLaren (27)
Robbie Winters (62)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The first derby match of the season attracted the biggest gate in the First Division this season. Grant Johnson came in for the injured Paddy Connolly and that was the only change in the United line-up which lost to Airdrie the previous Saturday.

Although Paul Tosh sent a shot crashing a couple of feet over after 15 seconds - it was United who made the more assured start and grabbed the lead after 8 minutes. Andy McLaren ran all the length of the park and stumbled in the box following a challenge by former United defender Duffy. The referee immediately pointed to the spot and Billy McKinlay sent Michel Pageaud the wrong way from the spot.

Dundee launched into attack alter that reversal and went close to equalising twice in as many minutes. Ally Maxwell blocked a Neil Duffy header and Shaw failed to capitalise as the ball ran loose. Two minutes later Jim Bett headed a Tosh header as United weathered that storm and might have grabbed a second after Rab Shannon played a long ball out of defence which found Andy McLaren in the clear, but Pageaud blocked his shot after he had run in on goal.

The Dundee keeper then clawed away a Robbie Winters shot in the 31st minute, but when a goal did eventually come it was at the other end. Tosh hammered in a ball which appeared to strike Maurice Malpas rather than the player handled it, but the penalty was given and Jim Hamilton levelled matters from the spot.

The rather tranquil opening to the second period belied the excitement that was to follow. In 63 minutes, out-of-the-blue, Billy McKinlay sent a dipping volley from 25 yards past Michel Pageaud to make it 2-1 and ten minutes later, United's international mid-fielder knocked in his third and his hat-trick after Andy McLaren laid the ball in his path.

But, within two minutes Dundee had reduced the arrears when Jim Hamilton steered the ball in at the far post to score his second after Shaw flicked on a Wieghorst cross. The drama continued and five minutes from time Neil Duffy knocked the ball past an unguarded net after Maxwell parried a shot and that miss ensured United's victory in a derby which burst into life in the last half hour.

CLUB COMMENT - "I'm delighted with the result and it was a really exciting game for the neutrals - but once again we gave away a couple of stupid goals." - BILLY KIRKWOOD, MANAGER.

Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 1995)

1995-96 All Time
Ally Maxwell (GK)30 9 - 9 -
Christian Dailly21 9 - 14718
Mark Perry24 101522
Maurice Malpas33 8 - 67222
Rab Shannon29 12 - 12 -
Steven Pressley21 111111
Andy McLaren22 10 - 914
Billy McKinlay26 9628431
Grant Johnson23 51616
Jim Bett35 6161
Robbie Winters20 111243

League Table (as at September 30th, 1995)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 7 6 0 1 +10 18
2. DUNDEE UTD 7 4 1 2 0 13
3. Morton 7 3 2 2 +5 11
4. Airdrie 7 3 2 2 +1 11
5. Dundee 7 2 4 1 +5 10
6. Clydebank 7 2 3 2 +1 9
7. St Johnstone 7 2 2 3 +1 8
8. St Mirren 7 1 3 3 -5 6
9. Dumbarton 7 2 0 5 -11 6
10. Hamilton 7 0 3 4 -7 3

League results since United's last match
30th September 1995
Dundee2-3Dundee Utd
Dunfermline2-1St Johnstone
St Mirren1-4Morton