Dundee Utd 3
Clydebank 0
League (First Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 0

League (First Division)
Tuesday, October 31st, 1995
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,428
7:30 PM Kick-off

Robbie Winters (11)
Grant Johnson (24)
Andy McLaren (30)

Team Managers
Billy Kirkwood
Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
Ally Maxwell
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Andy McLaren
Grant Johnson
Jim Bett
Gary McSwegan
Owen Coyle
Robbie Winters
Gary Matthews
Craig Tomlinson
Paul Lovering
Ray Dunn
Tom Currie
Davie Nicholls
Craig Flannigan
Graham Connell
Ken Eadie
James Grady
Gary Bowman

Kelham O'Hanlon
Mark Perry
Craig Brewster
Gary Keane
Joe Robertson
Dean Connelly

Craig Brewster for Andy McLaren (67)
Mark Perry for Robbie Winters (83)
Dean Connelly for Ray Dunn (46)
Joe Robertson for Craig Flannigan (64)

None. Ken Eadie (53)
James Grady (60)
Craig Tomlinson (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

It was same again when it came to team selection for this which was brought forward because of United's involvement in the League Challenge Cup Final the following Sunday. With the prize for victory being top spot in the table, United set about their task with great gusto. It took them just eleven minutes to get their noses in front. Owen Coyle's persistence won a corner out on the left. The keeper missed Andy McLaren's kick, allowing Christian Dailly to head the ball back into the middle and Robbie Winters swivelled to sweep the ball home from six yards.

The Bankies were their usual stuffy selves, but fell further behind thirteen minutes later. Maurice Malpas deftly sent Gary McSwegan away on the left before he cut inside to shoot Matthews blocked the shot with his feet, but Grant Johnson was following up and knocked in the rebound from 8 yards. A third goal followed six minutes later to complete a marvellous thirty minute spell. This was the pick of the three goals and was set up by Gary McSwegan's defence splitting pass to Andy McLaren who beautifully curled the ball inside the far post from 15 yards.

Three up at the break and it should have been four right on the resumption. Gary McSwegan was clean through but dragged the ball wide of the target. That set the trend for a second half in which United's play never matched that of the first half hour. Owen Coyle wasted a chance and Gary McSwegan hit the base of the post twenty minutes from time, but by then the outcome was secure, though the winning margin ought to have been much greater.

Squad Statistics (as at October 31st, 1995)

1995-96 All Time
Ally Maxwell (GK)30 14 - 14 -
Christian Dailly22 15115319
Maurice Malpas33 14 - 67822
Rab Shannon29 18 - 18 -
Steven Pressley22 161161
Andy McLaren22 162976
Grant Johnson23 113678
Jim Bett35 112112
Gary McSwegan25 5252
Owen Coyle29 4242
Robbie Winters20 164296
Mark Perry (sub)24 131552
Craig Brewster (sub)28 728330

League Table (as at October 31st, 1995)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. DUNDEE UTD 12 8 1 3 +6 25
2. Dunfermline 11 8 0 3 +11 24
3. Morton 11 6 2 3 +12 20
4. Dundee 11 5 5 1 +9 20
5. Clydebank 12 4 5 3 +1 17
6. Airdrie 11 4 3 4 0 15
7. St Johnstone 11 3 3 5 -3 12
8. St Mirren 11 2 4 5 -7 10
9. Dumbarton 11 3 0 8 -15 9
10. Hamilton 11 0 3 8 -14 3

League results since United's last match
31st October 1995
Dundee Utd3-0Clydebank