St Mirren 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (First Division)

St Mirren 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (First Division)
Saturday, November 11th, 1995
Love Street. Att. 3,556
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ricky Gillies (pen.) (27) Robbie Winters (23)

Team Managers
Jimmy Bone Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Alan Combe
Paul McIntyre
Martin Baker
Paul Fenwick
Steve Watson
Barry McLaughlin
Bobby Law
Ricky Gillies
Mark Yardley
Barry Lavety
Paul Archdeacon
Ally Maxwell
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Andy McLaren
Grant Johnson
Jim Bett
Gary McSwegan
Owen Coyle
Robbie Winters

Gary McGrotty
Brian Smith
Brian Hetherston
Jamie McQuilken
Ray McKinnon
Craig Brewster

Brian Hetherston for Steve Watson (56)
Gary McGrotty for Barry Lavety (64)
Brian Smith for Paul Archdeacon (78)
Ray McKinnon for Gary McSwegan (54)
Craig Brewster for Grant Johnson (72)

Paul Fenwick (58)
Ricky Gillies (62)
Maurice Malpas (5)
Jim Bett (26)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Graeme Allison (Dumfries) (Referee)

Match Report

The same side which had won the past four league games was entrusted with trying to make it five on the trot. That meant Ray McKinnon and Jamie McQuilken were cast in the roles of substitutes. United made an assured start to this match played in driving rain torrential rain and their purposeful play had Saints as mere spectators for the first half of the opening half. We deservedly went ahead midway through that opening period when Maurice Malpas floated a right foot cross over from the left and Robbie Winters headed down past Combe from close range.

But instead of sitting tight on that lead, Saints almost sneaked a goal back immediately when Steven Pressley miscued a headed clearance fractionally wide of the goal. A minute later the United goal appeared to have survived when Yajdley headed over after Christian Dailly had cleared off the line. Steven Pressley barged into the big striker and even though he had already got his effort in on goal, the referee awarded a penalty which Ricky Gillies duly converted after Mark Yardley had recovered from treatment.

Unfortunately, United never recovered the same fluency of the early stages, but Law cleared off the line after Robbie Winters failed to connect for what would have been a certain goal. After the interval chances were few and far between as the conditions worsened. The best ones did fall to Saints. Yardley broke clear only for Ally Maxwell to block his shot and the big striker also hooked the ball well wide of the target when a through ball reached him. In reply, Combe had to save at the feet of Robbie Winters and substitute Craig Brewster had a couple of pot shots on goal.

In the end, however, a draw was a fair result and saw us slip two points behind Dunfermline at the top of the table.

Squad Statistics (as at November 11th, 1995)

1995-96 All Time
Ally Maxwell (GK)30 16 - 16 -
Christian Dailly22 17115519
Maurice Malpas33 16 - 68022
Rab Shannon29 20 - 20 -
Steven Pressley22 181181
Andy McLaren22 182996
Grant Johnson23 133698
Jim Bett35 122122
Gary McSwegan25 7272
Owen Coyle29 6262
Robbie Winters21 185317
Ray McKinnon (sub)25 2 - 647
Craig Brewster (sub)28 928530

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at November 11th, 1995)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 13 9 1 3 +15 28
2. DUNDEE UTD 13 8 2 3 +6 26
3. Morton 13 7 3 3 +13 24
4. Dundee 13 6 6 1 +10 24
5. St Johnstone 13 5 3 5 +1 18
6. Airdrie 13 5 3 5 0 18
7. Clydebank 13 4 5 4 -3 17
8. St Mirren 13 2 6 5 -7 12
9. Dumbarton 13 3 0 10 -18 9
10. Hamilton 13 0 3 10 -17 3

League results since United's last match
4th November 1995
Dumbarton1-3St Johnstone
Dunfermline1-1St Mirren
11th November 1995
St Johnstone2-0Hamilton
St Mirren1-1Dundee Utd