Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 14th, 1995
Tynecastle Park. Att. 8,656
3:00 PM Kick-off

Colin Miller (45)
Willie Jamieson (73)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Stephen Frail
Colin Miller
Willie Jamieson
Neil Berry
Dave McPherson
Brian Hamilton
Jim Bett
John Robertson
John Millar
David Hagen
Kelham O'Hanlon
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Gordan Petrić
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster
Paddy Connolly

Henry Smith
John Colquhoun
Gary Mackay
Henrik Jørgensen
Billy McKinlay
Robbie Winters

Gary Mackay for Neil Berry (75) Billy McKinlay for Alex Cleland (46)
Robbie Winters for Paddy Connolly (61)

Dave McPherson (78) Brian Welsh (74)
Christian Dailly (78)
Maurice Malpas (87)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

United travelled to the Capital, hoping to bring almost ten years without a victory to an end. Paddy Connolly came in for Robbie Winters in an attempt to bring some added punch to an attack which had only been on target once in the three previous outings. Billy McKinlay was fit again, but he wasn't on from the start, sitting alongside Robbie Winters on the bench.

As a contest, this game took a while to get going. Christian Dailly twice within the space of a minute hammered shots over the bar. but congestion in midfield, the game rarely flowed. A less than memorable first half appeared to be heading to an inevitably goalless conclusion, when concentration in the Tannadice defence lapsed in the very last minute of the half. Frail sent over a cross from the right and John Millar headed strongly past Kelham O'Hanlon from ten yards on the stroke of half-time.

It was the only effort either side had managed on target in the first 45 minutes! Billy McKinlay replaced Alex Cleland at the break and United with Dave Bowman stepping back to right back enjoyed their best period of the game. Ten minutes into the second half. Nelson was in serious action for the first time touching Craig Brewster's angular shot from 20 yards round the post. The Hearts keeper dropped the resultant corner and Jamieson had to hack clear Paddy Connolly's header. The men in tangerine were now dominating play, but Hearts came through that spell to snatch a second and killer goal when Willie Jamieson sneaked round the back of the United defence to direct a downward header past Kelham O'Hanlon at the far post from Miller's free-kick on the left.

A minute later the Hearts full-back who'd created their second goal was on defensive duties when he prevented Brian Welsh from scoring, clearing the United defender's header off the line. Frustration in the Tannadice ranks I was in evidence in the closing stages with three players being booked as United's poor Tynecastle record stretched to almost exactly ten years.

Hegarty said, "The players have to take a close look at themselves and take stock of the situation."

Squad Statistics (as at January 14th, 1995)

1994-95 All Time
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 14 - 14 -
Alex Cleland24 21118310
Brian Welsh25 21213310
Christian Dailly21 21311917
Gordan Petrić25 252603
Maurice Malpas32 20 - 64619
Dave Bowman30 22 - 33111
David Hannah21 244436
Jim McInally30 15 - 35721
Craig Brewster28 2156125
Paddy Connolly24 8 - 13435
Billy McKinlay (sub)25 20226122
Robbie Winters (sub)20 8181

League Table (as at January 14th, 1995)

No league table has been added for this season.