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Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Saturday, August 26th, 2006
Love Street. Att. 4,902
3:00 PM Kick-off

Garry Brady (48) Barry Robson (12)
Stuart Duff (34)
Barry Robson (53)

Team Managers
Gus MacPherson Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Chris Smith
Andy Millen
John Potter
Kirk Broadfoot
David van Zanten
Kevin McGowne
Hugh Murray
Simon Lappin
Garry Brady
Stewart Kean
John Sutton
Derek Stillie .1
David Proctor .28
Christian Kalvenes .2
Stuart Duff .12
David McCracken .3
Alan Archibald .6
Barry Robson .11
Greg Cameron .17
Mark Kerr .7
Craig Conway .15
Collin Samuel .20

Tony Bullock
Richard Brittain
Ryan McCay
David McKenna
Billy Mehmet
Scott Gemmill
Mark Corcoran
Euan McLean .21
Garry Kenneth .18
Ross Gardiner .19
Steven Robb .14
David Robertson .25
Lee Miller .9
Noel Hunt .10

Billy Mehmet for Andy Millen (60)
Mark Corcoran for Simon Lappin (63)
David McKenna for Garry Brady (77)
Steven Robb for Craig Conway (71)

Hugh Murray (55) David Proctor (65)
Barry Robson (80)
Alan Archibald (83)
Barry Robson (84)

Red Cards
None. Barry Robson (84)

Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)

Match Report

Two wonder strikes from Barry Robson and a counter from Stuart Duff were enough to give United their first win of the season. Ex-Dundee man Garry Brady was on target for the Buddies in a game that also saw United man Robson harshly red-carded in the dying minutes.

There were two changes to the team that saw off Airdrie during the week with Samuel and Duff coming in for Hunt and Miller.

United took the lead after 12 minutes with a great strike. Robson collected the ball from Kalvenes and then played a neat exchange of passes with Kerr. The United skipper then turned 20 yards out and sent in a low curling shot to the bottom left hand corner of the net. The visitors doubled their lead just after the half hour mark when Stuart Duff lashed home from six yards, taking advantage of poor defending from the home side.

The second half began with the home side pressing and two minutes in they were back in the game. Stewart Kean passed to Garry Brady who controlled the ball on the edge of the area. He fired a looping shot that Stillie did well to get his hands to but could not prevent from crossing the line. Six minutes later United restored their two goal lead when, following a horrendous mistake from goalkeeper Smith, Duff set up Robson who scored from 20 yards out via the underside of the crossbar. United were now playing superbly on the counter attack and almost made the result more impressive before the end through Samuel and Duff.

At the death there was a disappointment for United when Barry Robson was sent off for two debateable offences.

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 2006)

2006-07 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)32 6 - 40 -
David McCracken24 6 - 1737
Christian Kalvenes29 5151
David Proctor22 4 - 4 -
Alan Archibald28 6 - 1317
Stuart Duff24 511374
Greg Cameron18 5 - 12 -
Mark Kerr24 6 - 1165
Craig Conway21 4 - 4 -
Barry Robson27 6311516
Collin Samuel24 6 - 9710
Steven Robb (sub)24 5 - 5 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at August 26th, 2006)

No league table has been added for this season.