Dunfermline 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 22nd, 1990
East End Park. Att. 8,018
3:00 PM Kick-off

David Moyes (78) None.

Team Managers
Iain Munro Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Rhodes
Tommy Wilson
Ray Sharp
Norrie McCathie
David Moyes
David Irons
Stuart Rafferty
Billy Davies
George O'Boyle
Ross Jack
Istvan Kozma
Alan Main
Christian Dailly
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Gijs Steinmann
Freddy van der Hoorn
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Michael O'Neill
Darren Jackson

Paul Smith
Mark Haro
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen

None. Mixu Paatelainen for Christian Dailly (46)
John Clark for Dave Bowman (84)

Davie Irons (20)
Ray Sharp (40)
Ross Jack (59)
Davie Moyes (78)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dougie Yeats (Perth) (Referee)

Match Report

There was little evidence that Pars would take both points during the early exchanges. Exchanges isn't really the right description, because for the first 25 minutes it was decidedly one way traffic in the direction of Andy Rhodes' goal. However, despite our almost complete dominance in those opening stages, we failed to breach the home side's defence. The nearest we came to scoring was after quarter of an hour when Darren Jackson's chip to the far post found Dave Bowman, but his flick hit the outside of the post. Gradually, Dunfermline unshackled themselves and we had a narrow escape in the 28th minute. Davies met a cross on the volley, but Alan Main tipped it on to the post, Kozma then struck the same post from the rebound as did Jack, but a linesman's flag brought this scramble around our goal to a halt. Alan Main made another tremendous save nine minutes later when Moyes headed down a Kozma cross, but Alan beat his header away to safety. Straight away Billy McKinlay fired in a low shot, which Rhodes saved diving to his left. Two minutes later from the interval Moyes got in another header which Alan Main saved well before Gijs Steinmann eventually scrambled the ball away.

The second half saw Mixu Paatelainen get in a header and a shot after a flowing move, but in each instance, Rhodes saved comfortably. There was then a lull in proceedings until the last twenty minutes when Dave Bowman shot over. Alan Main was then called into action again when he saved from Davies and then palmed over a deceptive Kozma cross. From Davies' corner, David Moyes headed strongly past Alan Main. Five minutes later a move involving Dave Bowman and Michael O'Neill gave Mixu Paatelainen a scoring opportunity, but the Finn shot over. Chances cropped up at both ends in the dying minutes, but without further scoring. So it was disappointing to leave East End pointless, particularly after having enjoyed so much of the play in the opening half.

Squad Statistics (as at December 22nd, 1990)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 16 - 62 -
Christian Dailly17 185185
Miodrag Krivokapić31 15 - 801
Maurice Malpas28 26146615
Gijs Steinmann29 9191
Freddy van der Hoorn27 221643
Dave Bowman26 1511795
Jim McInally26 24120710
Billy McKinlay21 2611043
Michael O'Neill21 10 - 357
Darren Jackson24 24145722
John Clark (sub)26 2 - 20726
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)23 19113138

League Table (as at December 22nd, 1990)

No league table has been added for this season.