Clydebank 1
Dundee Utd 2
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Dundee Utd

League (First Division)
Saturday, September 16th, 1995
Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,949
3:00 PM Kick-off

James Grady (39) Jim Bett (26)
Billy McKinlay (pen.) (90)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Garry Matthews
Craig Tomlinson
Colin Sutherland
Scott Murdoch
Tom Currie
David Nicholls
Joe Robertson
Graeme Connell
Ken Eadie
James Grady
Gary Bowman
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Jim Bett
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Robbie Winters
Paddy Connolly

Paul Lovering
Gary Agnew
Craig Flannigan
Ally Maxwell
Brian Welsh
Grant Johnson

Gary Agnew for Craig Tomlinson (58)
Craig Flannigan for Joe Robertson (65)
Paul Lovering for Scott Murdoch (90)
Brian Welsh for Andy McLaren (58)
Grant Johnson for Mark Perry (81)

Colin Sutherland (86)
Ken Eadie (90)
David Nicholls (90)
Rab Shannon (59)
Steven Pressley (82)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Martin Clark (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Deep into injury time Billy McKinlay was flattened in the box and got up to slot home our first penalty award of the season which earned us our fourth consecutive victory. It was no more than we deserved, but given the chances that were missed earlier we shouldn't really have had to rely on such a last gasp decision for three precious points.

For most of the first half, United's play was stamped with an authority which had been previously lacking this season. It came as no surprise, therefore that we went ahead after 26 minutes. Andy McLaren, as he did repeatedly in the first half went past his marker on the left to cut the ball back. It took a deflection off a Bankies defender and Jim Bett strode in to plant a shot high into the top corner from just inside the box.

It really ought to have been two eleven minutes from the interval when Robbie Winters miss hit shot fell obligingly for Paddy Connolly, but Matthews blocked his shot. We paid for that miss when Bankies drew level with what was only their first serious assault on goal. Grady drilled in a dangerous cross which Christian Dailly headed away from directly under his own crossbar. From the resultant corner James Grady head-flicked home from six yards.

Up to that point United had looked well in command and quickly regained the initiative in the second half with Robbie Winters curling a shot just wide three minutes after the resumption. Unlike the first half, the Bankies looked more dangerous in their rare forays up field and Sutherland went close with a header from Robertson's free-kick in the 52nd minute. Paddy Connolly then dragged a shot from a Robbie Winters pass wide of the target and the striker almost regained the lead when he took a pass from Christian Dailly, but Matthews, as he had done in the first half, blocked his shot.

Hopes of victory were fading fast as the game stretched into a 97th minute as Maurice Malpas floated the ball to the edge of the box where Billy McKinlay was bundled over by Connell. The referee immediately pointed to the spot and Billy McKinlay hit the ball low to the keeper's right from the penalty to register our first away win of the season.

"You need a bit of luck with these things and though the winner came late, I believe we deserved it over the piece" - BILLY KIRKWOOD, MANAGER

Squad Statistics (as at September 16th, 1995)

1995-96 All Time
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)33 2 - 35 -
Maurice Malpas33 5 - 66922
Steven Pressley21 9191
Rab Shannon29 9 - 9 -
Mark Perry24 7 - 491
Christian Dailly21 6 - 14418
Jim Bett35 4141
Andy McLaren22 8 - 894
Billy McKinlay26 7328228
Paddy Connolly25 9514340
Robbie Winters20 91223
Brian Welsh (sub)26 6 - 15312
Grant Johnson (sub)23 31596

League Table (as at September 16th, 1995)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 5 5 0 0 +11 15
2. DUNDEE UTD 5 3 1 1 0 10
3. St Johnstone 5 2 1 2 +2 7
4. Dundee 5 1 4 0 +2 7
5. Airdrie 5 2 1 2 0 7
6. Dumbarton 5 2 0 3 -6 6
7. Morton 5 1 2 2 0 5
8. Clydebank 5 1 2 2 0 5
9. St Mirren 5 1 2 2 -2 5
10. Hamilton 5 0 1 4 -7 1

League results since United's last match
16th September 1995
Clydebank1-2Dundee Utd
St Johnstone4-1Dumbarton
St Mirren0-2Dunfermline