Partick Thistle 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Partick Thistle 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, March 7th, 1995
Firhill. Att. 2,126
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tom Smith (71)
Wayne Foster (90)
None.

Team Managers
Murdo McLeod Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Kevin McKee
Steve Pittman
Gregg Watson
Steve Welsh
Tommy Turner
Rod McDonald
Albert Craig
Wayne Foster
Ian Cameron
Derek McWilliams
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Jerren Nixon
Robbie Winters
Sérgio Gomes

Bench
Mike Cairns
Chic Charnley
Tom Smith
Henrik Jørgensen
Scott Crabbe
Craig Brewster

Substitutions
Tom Smith for Rod McDonald (68) Craig Brewster for Sérgio Gomes (61)
Scott Crabbe for Robbie Winters (68)

Cautions
Steve Pittman (9) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Glasgow) (Referee)



Match Report


After five postponements there appeared little danger of this game not going ahead when for once it failed to rain on a Tuesday when we were due to play at Firhill. However, there was a minor scare for those who arrived early to find that there was a pitch inspection an hour before kickoff and it was only 45 minutes before the start that the referee actually passed the well-sanded surface fit for play. In view of the outcome, it is perhaps a pity that the game in fact went ahead!

Conditions were inevitably heavy and play was very scrappy at the start though the first chance fell to Thistle when a Welsh shot was deflected over. The game burst into life after nine minutes when McWilliams was through and went down after a challenge by Kelham O'Hanlon just outside the box. Within seconds the referee brandished a yellow card but that was for Pittman who went right through on Robbie Winters.

United's best chance of the game came on 12 minutes when Jim Mclnally played Jerren Nixon with the ball and the winger surged through the heart of the Jags defence, but Walker blocked his shot from 8 yards and the angle beat him from the rebound.The surface then created a chance for Partick as the ball stuck in the mud as Dave Bowman tried to clear, letting McWilliams in and Kelham O'Hanlon just managed to touch his effort from 20 yards round the post.

Thistle undoubtedly had the better of the exchanges until the interval, although skipper Maurice Malpas sent a dipping shot narrowly over. United began the second half more brightly and Sergio sent in a snap-shot from twenty yards which Walker held. But that was almost the Brazilian's last contribution because Craig Brewster replaced him eight minutes later and shortly afterwards Scott Crabbe came on for Robbie Winters. Just as United began to dictate proceedings, disaster struck. Craig made a run in the inside-left channel, but the tight angle cost him a shooting chance and instead he turned quickly to blast the ball across the face of the goal where it found substitute Tom Smith who from almost as equally as acute an angle hammered the ball high into the net.

Only a header from Gordan Petric was deflected and tipped over the bar by Walker offered us any hopes of an equaliser and by the time Cameron chipped the ball forward for Wayne Foster to run in and score a second, United's fate was already sealed.



Squad Statistics (as at March 7th, 1995)


1994-95 All Time
Age
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 23 - 23 -
Gordan Petrić25 342693
Christian Dailly21 30412818
Maurice Malpas32 29265521
Brian Welsh26 29214110
Jerren Nixon21 3195310
Dave Bowman30 31134012
Jim McInally31 23 - 36521
David Hannah21 336528
Sérgio Gomes25 7171
Robbie Winters20 101101
Craig Brewster (sub)28 3087028
Scott Crabbe (sub)26 3 - 598






League Table (as at March 7th, 1995)


No league table has been added for this season.