Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 2
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
0 - 2

League (SPL)
Saturday, May 24th, 2003
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,516
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Darren Mackie (51)
Steve Tosh (55)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Steve Paterson

Starting Eleven
22. Alan Combe
24. David McCracken
18. Andy Tod
6. Gary Bollan
27. Mark Wilson
4. Danny Griffin
15. Stuart Duff
7. Craig Easton
14. Billy Dodds
10. Jim McIntyre
29. Danny Ogunmade
Peter Kjær
Kevin McNaughton
Phil McGuire
Michael Hart
Chris Clark
Fergus Tiernan
Steve Tosh
Paul Sheerin
Scott Morrison
Darren Mackie
Leigh Hinds

13. Paul Jarvie
2. Jamie McCunnie
28. Stephen O'Donnell
47. Aaron Conway
39. Stephen McGowan
David Preece
Stephen Payne
Zander Diamond
Richard Foster
Kevin Soutar

Stephen McGowan for Billy Dodds (46)
Stephen O'Donnell for Mark Wilson (58)
Aaron Conway for Danny Griffin (80)
Zander Diamond for Phil McGuire (45)
Richard Foster for Steve Tosh (66)
Kevin Soutar for Darren Mackie (84)

Andy Tod (59)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)

Match Report

Injuries and suspensions combined to force Ian McCall to make several changes to his preferred starting XI for this match, as he drafted in a number of young players as replacements.

Jim McIntyre provided the first chance of the match with a dangerous cross that was thwarted by the Dons defence. Chris Clark, for the visitors, sent in a cross soon after which Stuart Duff was able to send away for a corner. A free kick for United was thwarted soon after and as the first half progressed, Aberdeen enjoyed the lion's share of the possession. Near to the end of the half, Paul Sheerin unleashed a left-footed strike from the edge of the box flying beyond Alan Combe and just wide.

United started the second half by replacing Billy Dodds with talented youngster Stephen McGowan while the visitors swapped Phil McGuire for Zander Diamond.

With the game moving at a higher tempo, Aberdeen eventually took the lead in 51 minutes when Darren Mackie headed home a Scott Morrison cross. Within four minutes they had extended their lead as Steve Tosh strode forward to launch a tame shot towards goal which foxed Alan Combe. The Terrors hit the target for a first time on 65 minutes with a Craig Easton speculative effort, and nine minutes later Stuart Duff had United's best chance, picking up a through ball from Stephen O'Donnell only to volley the ball at Peter Kjær.

United's last chance fell to substitute Aaron Conway who blasted wide from ten yards and with the result now a foregone conclusion, Paul Sheerin passed up a late chance to punish United further when his one-on-one chance went Combe's way. Post match, manager Ian McCall thanked the thousands of United fans who stayed behind at the end of the match for their magnificent support they had given the team since his arrival. He promised that the supporters will soon have a team they can be proud of, before leaving the field to thunderous applause.

Squad Statistics (as at May 24th, 2003)

2002-03 All Time
Alan Combe (GK)29 6 - 85 -
Mark Wilson18 311331
David McCracken21 301652
Stuart Duff21 38 - 47 -
Gary Bollan30 13 - 704
Danny Griffin25 171735
Andy Tod31 132132
Craig Easton24 41123517
Billy Dodds34 1627129
Jim McIntyre31 3896115
Danny Ogunmade19 5171
Stephen O'Donnell (sub)19 144204
Stephen McGowan (sub)18 1 - 1 -
Aaron Conway (sub)18 1 - 1 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at May 24th, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.