Kilmarnock 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Kilmarnock 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 18th, 1980
Rugby Park. Att. 2,719
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Willie Pettigrew (60)

Team Managers
Davie Sneddon Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Brown
Alan Robertson
Jim Cockburn
Jim Clark
Paul Clarke
Derrick McDicken
Bobby Street
George Maxwell
John Bourke
Gordon Cramond
Ian Gibson
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Derek Stark
Ian Gibson
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew
Colin Campbell

Bench
Stuart McLean
Jim Docherty
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bob Cuthill (Winchburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


It took a long time in coming, but after ten league games, United finally registered their first league win of the season. Having said that it looked, in the first half at least, that the strain of trying to register that opening victory was telling. New signing Ian Gibson was handed his debut, with Iain Phillip dropping out after last weeks draw with Partick Thistle.

United passed up several good chances in the first half although bottom-of-the-table Killie looked sharp in what was a lively encounter. However, the match was eventually decided after an hour's play when Willie Pettigrew, United's chief sinner earlier, took a pass from Paul Sturrock and with the home defence playing statues, he chipped home in from just inside the five yard box.

Thereafter Paul Sturrock headed against a post and Brown denied the same player with a great save as United ran out more comfortable winners than the scoreline may suggest.



Squad Statistics (as at October 18th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 19 - 4283
Paul Hegarty26 19525744
Derek Stark21 1911013
Iain Phillip29 13 - 621
Frank Kopel31 12 - 35213
Dave Narey24 18130221
Ian Gibson24 1 - 1 -
Paul Sturrock24 19623861
Colin Campbell23 5 - 5 -
Willie Pettigrew27 735725
Graeme Payne24 17424717






League Table (as at October 18th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 10 7 3 0 +16 17
2. Rangers 10 6 4 0 +18 16
3. Celtic 10 7 2 1 +13 16
4. Airdrie 10 3 5 2 -1 11
5. Partick Th 10 5 1 4 -4 11
6. United 10 1 6 3 -5 8
7. St Mirren 10 3 1 6 +1 7
8. Morton 10 2 2 6 -10 6
9. Hearts 10 2 1 7 -7 5
10. Kilmarnock 10 1 1 8 -21 3