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League (Premier Division)

Raith Rovers 

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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 4th, 1993
Starks Park. Att. 5,304
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jimmy Nicholl (90) Billy McKinlay (4)

Team Managers
Jimmy Nicholl Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Tom Carson
John McStay
Jason Rowbotham
Ronnie Coyle
Shaun Dennis
George McGeachie
Jimmy Nicholl
Stevie Crawford
Peter Hetherston
Colin Cameron
Jason Dair
Alan Main
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
John Clark
Chris Myers

Brian Potter
Julian Broddle
Gordon Daziel
Guido van de Kamp
Craig Brewster
Scott Crabbe

None. Scott Crabbe for Gary Bollan (57)
Craig Brewster for Billy McKinlay (84)

Ronnie Coyle Dave Bowman (24)
Freddy van der Hoorn (27)
Gary Bollan (50)
Jim McInally (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

Not even the boost of an early goal was enough to inspire a United side which produced its poorest performance of the season so far. The goal was a beauty too, even if the build up didn't match the finish. Andy McLaren under pressure from an oncoming defender scooped the ball high into the air. It dropped to Billy McKinlay who brought it under control and then despatched a ferocious volley into the far corner with Carson getting a touch to it, but unable to keep it out. Those who expected Raith to crumble were disappointed as they dominated most of the game. Cameron volleyed wide when well placed in the 16th minute and Alan Main saved low down from McStay, but Raith without Dalziel were weak in front of goal. Indeed, United's best spell of the game came in the six minutes leading up to the interval. It followed an indirect free-kick awarded when Tom Carson gathered a pass-back. Dave Bowman tapped the ball into Billy McKinlay's path and he hit a rasping shot which Carson just managed to tip over.

The home side really ought to have equalised when Dair scooped a McStay cross over the bar when completely unmarked at the far post. They were then desperately unlucky when Dair crashed in a 25 yarder which hit the underside of the bar and bounced to safety. Craig Brewster who had been loudly barracked by the fans who hero-worshipped him last term came on for the final six minutes, but it was his former gaffer, Jimmy Nicholl, who was to have the final say when he first timed a blistering 25 yarder past Alan Main with virtually the last kick of the game.

It was no more than newly promoted Raith deserved on a disappointing afternoon for all with Tannadice affiliations.

Squad Statistics (as at September 4th, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 8 - 161 -
Brian Welsh24 8 - 705
Christian Dailly19 825713
Freddy van der Hoorn29 7 - 1765
Gary Bollan20 8 - 394
Andy McLaren20 71291
Billy McKinlay24 7419612
Dave Bowman29 8 - 2709
Jim McInally29 6 - 30720
John Clark28 6231636
Chris Myers24 7 - 7 -
Craig Brewster (sub)26 2 - 2 -
Scott Crabbe (sub)25 3 - 324

League Table (as at September 4th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.