Partick Th 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


Partick Th 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Sunday, December 29th, 2002
Firhill. Att. 5,109
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
John Lambie Paul Hegarty

Starting Eleven
Kenny Arthur
David Lilley
Alan Archibald
Stephen Craigan
Daniele Chiarini
Scott Paterson
Jamie Buchan
Jamie Mitchell
Gerry Britton
Martin Hardie
Alec Burns
Paul Gallacher .1
Jim Lauchlan .6
Stuart Duff .15
Jim Paterson .11
Mark Wilson .27
David McCracken .24
Charlie Miller .8
Craig Easton .7
Stephen O'Donnell .28
Derek Lilley .9
Steven Thompson .19

Bench
Kevin Budinauckas
Ryan Waddell
Paul Walker
Andy Gibson
Danny Lennon
Alan Combe .22
Warren Cummings .3
Jamie McCunnie .2
Allan Smart .12
Jim Hamilton .17

Substitutions
Danny Lennon for Scott Paterson (75) Warren Cummings for Jim Paterson (74)

Cautions
Scott Paterson (7)
Alec Burns (16)
Jamie Mitchell (85)
Steven Thompson (42)
Derek Lilley (63)
Craig Easton (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


United ended a losing sequence of results when they drew for the third time this season with Partick Thistle. With Motherwell losing at Livingston, United closed the gap at the foot of the table to just one point although the Fir Park side have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Manager Paul Hegarty selected a mixture of youth and experience for this afternoon’s Bank of Scotland premierleague match with Partick Thistle.

Back into the side following injury came top scorer Steven Thompson with O’Donnell also finding a starting berth.

Thistle Manager John Lambie had two former Tangerines in his sixteen. Jamie Buchan started the match while Paul Walker was on the substitutes’ bench.

United played in their green change kit in which they have a good record this season. Both defences were on top in the first half with United’s midfield reluctant to get forward although the Tangerines were the better side in the first forty five with Stuart Duff hitting the bar.

Thistle created a couple of chances after the interval for Alex Burns but the Partick player could not get the opening goal. The Jags put United under some pressure in the final fifteen minutes but the visiting defence held firm.

Thompson and Easton were booked for United. Paterson, Mitchell and Burns for Thistle.



Squad Statistics (as at December 29th, 2002)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 26 - 91 -
Mark Wilson18 181201
Stuart Duff20 22 - 31 -
Jim Lauchlan25 20 - 883
Jim Paterson23 23 - 925
David McCracken21 16 - 511
Charlie Miller26 25 - 9411
Craig Easton23 26 - 22016
Stephen O'Donnell19 93153
Steven Thompson24 23916332
Derek Lilley28 2447717
Warren Cummings (sub)22 12 - 12 -






League Table (as at December 29th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.