Kilmarnock 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


Kilmarnock 

0 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, February 24th, 2001
Rugby Park. Att. 6,289
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Bobby Williamson Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Gordon Marshall
Gus MacPherson
Kevin McGowne
Freddy Dindeleux
Martin Baker
Peter Canero
Gary Holt
Mark Reilly
Paul Di Giacomo
Ally Mitchell
Craig Dargo
Paul Gallacher .13
Jason De Vos .5
Danny Griffin .16
Jim Lauchlan .23
Jamie McCunnie .42
David Hannah .4
Jamie Buchan .24
Charlie Miller .29
Craig Easton .7
Jim Hamilton .17
Derek Lilley .10

Bench
Colin Stewart
Paul Wright
Chris Innes
Garry Hay
Christophe Cocard
Alan Combe .1
Tony Smith .27
Tassos Venetis .8
Paul Robinson .12
Beto Naveda .9

Substitutions
Christophe Cocard for Paul Di Giacomo (65) Paul Robinson for Derek Lilley (65)
Beto Naveda for Jim Hamilton (83)
Tony Smith for Jamie McCunnie (86)

Cautions
Kevin McGowne (41) Jim Lauchlan (44)
Jamie McCunnie (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Referee)



Match Report


Jamie Buchan for Hasney Aljofree was the only United change from the previous week’s Scottish Cup line-up at Fir Park whilst former United hero Andy McLaren was missing for Kilmarnock following last week’s sending-off at the Caledonian Stadium.

The game has started slowly with both teams looking busy enough but few openings being created. In the tenth minute a Miller free kick lacked his usual accuracy and drifted wide of the post. In the 19th minute a surge by Easton caused some concern to the home defence but his cross was headed clear by McGowne. Five minutes later Hamilton tried to find Miller who had burst through the Killie rearguard but the pass hit the former Watford man and deflected to the Killie defence who cleared the danger. There was a real scare for United when goalkeeper Gallacher allowed a Holt drive from his left to run through his legs with Killie’s Mitchell a possible distraction. With Dargo following up, Jamie McCunnie arrived in the nick of time to connect with the ball on the line and hit it to safety.

The game reverted to stalemate with much passing but little end product. In the 53rd minute Miller burst into the Kilmarnock area and found Hamilton with a back-heel but MacPherson made a timely intervention to deny the ex-Don a shot on target. In the 61st minute Killie youngster Di Giacomo found MacPherson on the right and the long-serving full-back put in a dangerous cross from which Holt glanced a header wide of the post. In the 82nd minute new boy Robinson was a bit off-balance and his half-volley at the far post from a Hamilton flick had insufficient power and went straight into the arms of Marshall. Two minutes later Cocard outpaced McCunnie on the left flank before whipping in a fierce cross which Jason de Vos headed behind for a corner.



Squad Statistics (as at February 24th, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 7 - 8 -
Danny Griffin23 10 - 10 -
Jim Lauchlan24 163163
Jamie McCunnie17 8 - 8 -
Jason De Vos27 30 - 1012
Craig Easton21 28514010
Jamie Buchan23 29 - 29 -
David Hannah27 18115122
Charlie Miller24 173173
Jim Hamilton25 151315
Derek Lilley27 102102
Tony Smith (sub)27 4 - 13 -
Paul Robinson (sub)22 1 - 1 -
Beto Naveda (sub)28 122122






League Table (as at February 24th, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 27 23 3 1 50 72
2. Rangers 27 19 3 5 29 60
3. Hibernian 27 17 7 3 31 58
4. Kilmarnock 28 13 5 10 -2 44
5. Hearts 28 11 6 11 4 39
6. Dundee 27 8 6 13 2 30
7. Dunfermline 29 10 7 12 -13 37
8. Motherwell 29 10 5 14 -8 35
9. St Johnstone 27 7 10 10 -11 31
10. Aberdeen 26 6 9 11 -12 27
11. Dundee Utd 28 3 6 19 -31 15
12. St Mirren 29 4 3 22 -39 15

* - Table split into two divisions of six.