Hibernian 5
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Hibernian 

5 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 13th, 1994
Easter Road. Att. 8,338
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Willie Findlay (7)
Darren Jackson (33)
Darren Jackson (pen.) (35)
Kevin Harper (69)
Michael O'Neill (89)
None.

Team Managers
Alex Miller Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Willie Miller
Graham Mitchell
Willie Findlay
Steven Tweed
Gordon Hunter
Kevin McAllister
Brian Hamilton
Gareth Evans
Darren Jackson
Michael O'Neill
Henrik Jørgensen
Alex Cleland
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Mark Perry
David Hannah
Jerren Nixon
Dave Bowman
Paddy Connolly
Dragutin Ristić
Craig Brewster

Bench
Chris Reid
Dave Beaumont
Kevin Harper
Alan Main
David Craig
Gary Bollan

Substitutions
Kevin Harper for Darren Jackson (58) Gary Bollan for Jerren Nixon (54)

Cautions
Willie Miller (11)
Darren Jackson (38)
Kevin McAllister (68)
Alex Cleland (4)
Paddy Connolly (8)
Henrik Jørgensen (35)
Gordan Petrić (38)
Dave Bowman (53)
Gary Bollan (62)
Brian Welsh (68)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Timmons (Kilwinning) (Referee)




Match Report


The build up to the new season hadn't been ideal as Manager Ivan Golac had to make his team selection minus seven first team regulars. Unfortunately events on the park were about to follow suit! Within eight minuted the Tangerines had had two players cautioned, but worse still. They trailed to a Willie Findlay goal after he volleyed a shot past Danish debutant keeper Henrik Jorgensen. United's already perilous position was exacerbated in the 27th minute when Alex Cleland, booked early on for a foul on Evans, was harshly yellow carded when he bumped into McAllister, thus reducing United to ten men.

Six minutes later, we fell further behind when Findlay hoisted a pass forward to the unmarked Darren Jackson who quickly despatched a lob from the edge of the box over the stranded Henrik Jorgensen.

There was more misery for United's new keeper two minutes later when Evans ran on to Hamilton's through pass and was sent sprawling in the box by the Dane who was booked and then beaten by Darren Jackson's spot-kick.

Leighton's first call to action didn't come until ten minutes into the second half and then it was to palm away Tweed's stray header as he attempted to clear a cross! That signalled United's first and only sustained spell of pressure during which we were unlucky not to peg one goal back. Hibs, however, soon regained the initiative again and grabbed a fourth goal when Evans knocked the ball forward for Evans to run on to and the substitute slipped the ball under Joraensen and with a minute left O'Neill drifted in from the left to curl the ball into the far comer which left United contemplating their worst ever Premier defeat and heaviest opening day defeat since 1945 when Dunfermline defeated us 7-0 at East End Park immediately after the war.



Squad Statistics (as at August 13th, 1994)


1994-95 All Time
Age
Henrik Jørgensen (GK)28 1 - 1 -
Mark Perry23 1 - 321
Gordan Petrić25 1 - 361
Alex Cleland23 1 - 1639
Brian Welsh25 1 - 1138
Dave Bowman30 1 - 31011
David Hannah21 1 - 202
Jerren Nixon21 1 - 231
Paddy Connolly24 1 - 12735
Dragutin Ristić30 1 - 1 -
Craig Brewster27 1 - 4120
Gary Bollan (sub)21 1 - 504






League Table (as at August 13th, 1994)


No league table has been added for this season.