Partick Thistle 2
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


Partick Thistle 

2 - 3

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 22nd, 1980
Firhill. Att. 3,089
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
George Clark (33)
Alex O'Hara (65)
Willie Pettigrew (44)
Paul Sturrock (74)
Eamonn Bannon (78)

Team Managers
Peter Cormack Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Rough
Frank Welsh
John Lapsley
Jackie Campbell
Brian Whittaker
Andy Anderson
Donald Park
George Clark
Alex O'Hara
Kenny Watson
Iain Jardine
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Frank Kopel
Paul Hegarty
Ian Gibson
Eamonn Bannon
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Dodds
Graeme Payne
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Ian McDonald
John Marr
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood

Substitutions
Ian McDonald for John Lapsley
John Marr for Andy Anderson
Billy Kirkwood for Graeme Payne

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D Ramsay (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


United went into this encounter without Dave Narey after their midweek triumph at Parkhead. The wind was swirling around Firhill as the teams came out to the applause of the 3000 in attendance.

United got of to a bright start, winning two corners in the opening 60 seconds but Rough came out to collect both. The tangerines first effort came when Sturrock sent over an inviting cross but Bannon glanced the ball wide with his head. However, the were to rue that missed chance when Thistle moved into the lead in the 32nd minute. Whittaker began the move down the left flank. O'Hara managed to get the ball across and a defender seemed to miskick before George Clark screwed the ball into the net. United stormed back and equalised in the 44th minute. Bannon sent over a cross from the left and Willie Pettigrew threw himself to meet it and head home.

Thistle went back into the lead in the 65th minute when Alex O'Hara blasted the ball high into the net from 12 yards. Kirkwood replaced Payne as United chased the equaliser. They got it in the 73rd minute when Paul Sturrock shot home after a great run by Dodds. Eamonn Bannon put United into the lead in the 77th minute with a spectacular shot. This concluded the scoring and sealed the win for United.



Squad Statistics (as at November 22nd, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 29 - 4383
John Holt24 13112211
Paul Hegarty26 29726746
Iain Phillip26 22 - 711
Frank Kopel31 22 - 36213
Ian Gibson24 6 - 6 -
Eamonn Bannon22 2665710
Paul Sturrock24 291324868
Graeme Payne24 26425617
Davie Dodds22 1669428
Willie Pettigrew27 1666628
Billy Kirkwood (sub)22 23214730






League Table (as at November 22nd, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 15 11 4 0 +24 26
2. Rangers 15 8 7 0 +23 23
3. Celtic 15 9 2 4 +13 20
4. United 15 5 6 4 +1 16
5. Partick Thistle 15 6 3 6 -5 15
6. Airdrie 15 4 6 5 -6 14
7. St Mirren 15 4 4 7 0 12
8. Morton 15 3 5 7 -10 11
9. Hearts 15 2 4 9 -13 8
10. Kilmarnock 15 1 3 11 -27 5