St Mirren 3
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


St Mirren 

3 - 2

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 15th, 1979
Love Street. Att. 6,276
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Doug Somner (14)
Frank McDougall (40)
Doug Somner (70)
Willie Pettigrew (63)
Willie Pettigrew (82)

Team Managers
Jim Clunie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Alex Beckett
Iain Munro
Lex Richardson
Andy Dunlop
Jackie Copland
Jimmy Bone
Billy Stark
Doug Somner
Brian Docherty
Frank McDougall
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Frank Kopel
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Ian Ballantyne

Bench
Peter Weir
John Young
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock

Substitutions
None. Derek Addison for Ian Ballantyne
Paul Sturrock for Walter Smith

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

C White (Glasgow) (Referee)



Match Report


Saints first league win of the season came against a United side which never really settled into their normal rhythm. Willie Pettigrew's double, however, augured well for the future.



Squad Statistics (as at September 15th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 3 - 3703
Frank Kopel30 9130210
Iain Phillip28 8 - 19 -
Walter Smith31 4 - 1803
Dave Narey23 9 - 24219
George Fleming30 6 - 30635
Billy Kirkwood21 819124
Ralph Milne18 5252
Willie Pettigrew25 7373
Ian Ballantyne20 3 - 3 -
Graeme Payne23 9220513
Derek Addison (sub)24 819912
Paul Sturrock (sub)22 9417847






League Table (as at September 15th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 5 3 2 0 +8 8
2. Aberdeen 5 3 0 2 +5 6
3. Morton 5 3 0 2 +3 6
4. Partick Th 5 2 2 1 +1 6
5. Kilmarnock 5 2 2 1 -3 6
6. Rangers 5 2 1 2 +1 5
7. Dundee 5 2 1 2 -2 5
8. United 5 1 1 3 -1 3
9. St Mirren 5 1 1 3 -7 3
10. Hibernian 5 1 0 4 -5 2