Dundee Utd 2
Hearts 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 4th, 1991
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,820
3:00 PM Kick-off

Hamish French (30)
Hamish French (81)
Scott Crabbe (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Joe Jordan

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Ray McKinnon
John O'Neil
John Clark
Hamish French
Darren Jackson
Nicky Walker
Alan McLaren
Tosh McKinlay
Craig Levein
George Wright
Jimmy Sandison
John Colquhoun
Eamonn Bannon
John Robertson
Gary Mackay
Wayne Foster

Gijs Steinmann
Michael O'Neill
David McCreery
Scott Crabbe

Michael O'Neill for Darren Jackson (79)
Scott Crabbe for John Colquhoun (70)
David McCreery for George Wright (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

The final home match of the season provided us with two welcome points to end a run of three successive away single goal defeats. Hero of this valuable victory was two goal Hamish French who took his personal tally for the season to six goals. Apart from the obvious pleasure derived from the result there was also the bonus of seeing what must be one of the youngest midfielders ever to be fielded in a Premier match perform so well. Gary Bollan was starting a Premier match for the first time and he was joined by 'veterans' Ray McKinnon and Billy McKinlay. Exchanges were fairly even in the early stages, and it was Hearts who first came closest to opening the scoring. Eamonn Bannon's free-kick was knocked down by Levein to Robertson whose first time return gave Levein a shooting opportunity and grazed the top of the cross-bar. Towards half-time we gained momentum and eventually broke the deadlock with seven minutes remaining. John Clark hit a pass through the Tynecastle rearguard which found Hamish French who shrugged off the challenges of both Sandison and Levein before squeezing the ball past Walker and into the far corner.

A rare moment of slackness in the United defence allowed the visitors in for a somewhat undeserved equaliser fifteen minutes from the end. An Eamonn Bannon corner landed in the heart of the box where it reached the unmarked Scott Crabbe who turned and shot past Alan Main. Equality lasted a mere five minutes and once again Hamish French was the man who breached Hearts' defence. Sandison failed to cut out a Ray McKinnon cross and the ball conveniently landed at the feet of Hamish French who coolly slotted the ball past Walker. Indeed, we may well have added to that lead because only a superb point-blank save by Walker from O'Neill stopped us getting a third. This victory put Europe within easy reach but events were to prove differently even with two avenues still open.

Squad Statistics (as at May 4th, 1991)

1990-91 All Time
Alan Main (GK)23 38 - 84 -
Maurice Malpas28 48148815
Gary Bollan18 2 - 2 -
Freddy van der Hoorn27 432854
Miodrag Krivokapić31 32 - 971
John Clark26 23422830
Ray McKinnon20 223343
John O'Neil19 17 - 28 -
Billy McKinlay22 4521234
Hamish French27 2268715
Darren Jackson24 44177725
Michael O'Neill (sub)21 18 - 437

League Table (as at May 4th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.