1 - 0
1 - 0
League (Premier Division)
Robbie Winters (66)
Gary McSwegan for Kjell Olofsson (79)
Jim McInally for Ray McKinnon (87)
Sandy Robertson for Robbie Winters (90)
John Colquhoun for Darren Beckford (63)
Jeremy Goss for Stuart Callaghan (71)
Steve Fulton for Colin Cameron (78)
Dave Bowman (49)
Ray McKinnon (87)
John Colquhoun (72)
Neil Pointon (75)
Alan Freeland (Aberdeen) (Referee)
Pre-match interest centred mainly round the possible appearance of the two Scandinavians in United's side and when the teams were announced the surprise was not the presence of the pair, but the fact that Swede Kjell Olofsson was listed under his own name, the striker having signed a short term contract on the morning of the match. Norwegian Erik Perdersen, however, was listed as a trialist in a United starting eleven which showed a whole host of changes from the one which had drawn at East End Park.
Out went Rab Shannon, Jamie McQuilken, Jim McInally and Sandy Robertson, although the latter couple were listed as substitutes. In came the Scandinavian newcomers, Ray McKinnon and Andy McLaren. Despite the wholesale changes, United were first to settle, but it was a first half which lacked any real action in either goalmouth. A low grounder from Ray McKinnon which Rousset saved at his right-hand post was the only real effort on target during the first half. After their punchless first half performance,
Hearts, with Jim Jefferies words no doubt ringing in their ears, came out looking a lot more determined and a Bruno long ranger sneaked inches past the far post just a couple of- minutes into the second period.Although fairly evenly contested, United looked that little bit more threatening, but when a goal came it was as a result of the breakdown of a Hearts attack. Maurice Malpas burst from the edge of his own 18 yard line and played the ball forward to Robbie Winters. He in turn found Andy McLaren out on the right and when he crossed, Robbie Winters was in the middle to bullet home a header.
Hearts threw on two substitutes to stage a late rally. None-the-less, it was United substitute, Gary McSwegan, who should have allowed United fans to breathe more easily by grabbing a second, dragging his shot wide on the far post after a long ball out of defence put him in the clear. The visitors hemmed us back in our own penalty box in a desperate attempt to rescue a point, but we held on to deservedly record our second win of the season.
|Ally Maxwell (GK)||31||12||-||55||-|
|Jim McInally (sub)||32||3||-||378||21|
|Sandy Robertson (sub)||25||4||-||13||-|
|Gary McSwegan (sub)||26||11||5||42||22|
No league table has been added for this season.