Dundee Utd 2
Motherwell 1
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (SPL)
Saturday, February 1st, 2003
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,672
3:00 PM Kick-off

Andy Tod (5)
Charlie Miller (68)
Derek Adams (pen.) (20)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
22. Alan Combe
18. Andy Tod
35. Daniele Chiarini
24. David McCracken
6. Gary Bollan
15. Stuart Duff
8. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
12. Allan Smart
14. Billy Dodds
10. Jim McIntyre
Stevie Woods
Willie Kinniburgh
Martyn Corrigan
David Partridge
Tony Vaughan
Derek Adams
Scott Leitch
Stephen Pearson
Steven Hammell
David Clarkson
Steven Craig

1. Paul Gallacher
27. Mark Wilson
28. Stephen O'Donnell
9. Derek Lilley
17. Jim Hamilton
Jamie Ewings
Richard Offiong
David Cowan
Keith Lasley
Shaun Fagan

Paul Gallacher for Allan Smart (19)
Mark Wilson for David McCracken (45)
Derek Lilley for Andy Tod (53)
Richard Offiong for Steven Craig (67)
Shaun Fagan for Derek Adams (73)
Keith Lasley for Scott Leitch (83)

Billy Dodds (24)
Gary Bollan (35)
Charlie Miller (43)
Scott Leitch (26)
David Partridge (34)
Steven Craig (37)

Red Cards
Alan Combe (18)
Match Officials

David Somers (Referee)

Match Report

An attendance of almost seven thousand comprising only a few hundred visiting supporters provided Tannadice with an excellent atmosphere for Ian McCall’s first game in charge, the crucial bottom of the table clash with Motherwell.

McCall rang the changes with his first team selection and none more so than with the goalkeeping position as in came Alan Combe to replace the well established Paul Gallacher.

United got off to the best possible start with an Andy Tod goal on his home debut in just five minutes. A dramatic beginning however much more was to follow when Adams equalised from the penalty spot in the twentieth minute as Alan Combe was red carded for bringing down Clarkson who had intercepted a Tod pass back.

Gallacher was brought on to replace Combe with Smart replaced. There was no further scoring in the first half. With just over twenty minutes remaining, Man of the Match Charlie Miller put the Tangerines back in front and despite some tense moments before the final whistle, ten man United held on to secure their first home league win of the season and move ahead of their opponents in the SPL table.

Squad Statistics (as at February 1st, 2003)

2002-03 All Time
Alan Combe (GK)28 1 - 80 -
Andy Tod31 2121
Daniele Chiarini23 3 - 3 -
David McCracken21 20 - 551
Gary Bollan29 2 - 594
Stuart Duff21 25 - 34 -
Charlie Miller26 2919812
Craig Easton23 29 - 22316
Allan Smart28 13 - 13 -
Billy Dodds33 415928
Jim McIntyre30 2564812
Paul Gallacher (sub) (GK)23 30 - 95 -
Mark Wilson (sub)18 221241
Derek Lilley (sub)28 2748017

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at February 1st, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.