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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, October 5th, 1993
Rugby Park. Att. 7,034
7:30 PM Kick-off

Mark Roberts (54) Billy McKinlay (61)
Scott Crabbe (missed pen.) (42)

Team Managers
Tommy Burns Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Gus McPherson
Tom Black
Ray Montgomerie
Mark Skilling
Andy Millen
Ally Mitchell
Mark Reilly
Bobby Williamson
Mark Roberts
Shaun McSkimming
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe

Gary Matthews
Danny Crainie
Ian Porteous
Guido van de Kamp
Christian Dailly
Craig Brewster

None. Craig Brewster for Paddy Connolly (61)
Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe (62)

Ray Montgomerie (42) Christian Dailly (75)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Bonkle) (Referee)

Match Report

There was a sharp contrast in styles between United's more patient waiting game and Killie's all action style. In truth, however, this was a game in which United always looked the likelier side to score.

Killie had got off to a flying start to the first Premier campaign for ten years, but they rarely threatened Alan Main. Indeed, the home side managed just one rather half-hit shot on target in the whole of the first half. True, Tom Black did hit the sidenetting, but it was United who always threatened most and a coupie of minutes later Mark Perry's through ball found Billy McKinlay in space on the right and Geddes was glad to turn his shot from a narrow angle round the post for a corner. Scott Crabbe then sent a volley slithering across the face of the goal after a crisp build up involving Billy McKinlay and Andy McLaren. Three minutes before the interval United passed up a great opportunity to go ahead. Paddy Connolly took the direct route to goal, jinking past a couple of defenders before Montgomerie up ended him. The referee ruled it was inside the box. But Scott Crabbe's penalty kick was blocked by Geddes and scrambled clear.

Incredibly, Killie went ahead with what was virtually there first serious attack. Mitchell laid the ball back to McPherson from a corner and his first time cross was headed well out of Alan Main's reach by teenager Mark Roberts. Manager Ivan Golac responded by bringing on Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe. Five minutes later Billy McKinlay conjured up a truly magnificent equaliser. Billy McKinlay played a one-two with Jim Mclnally on the just inside Killie's half and drove unchallenged for about 20 yards before producing a breath-taking chip from 35 yards which beat Geddes all ends up. Rain fell incessantly through the second period in which United became increasingly threatening. Quarter of an hour from the end Mark Perry drilled a shot narrowly past and we spurned an even better opportunity with just eight minutes remaining. Andy McLaren waltzed through the heart of Killie's defence from almost the halfway line and elected to shoot even although he had support, but knocked his effort wide of the target. A goal then would have meant two points instead of one and that would have been no more than United deserved.

Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 16 - 169 -
Freddy van der Hoorn29 15 - 1845
Mark Perry22 7 - 271
Maurice Malpas31 6 - 58719
Andy McLaren20 142362
Billy McKinlay24 15720415
Grant Johnson21 7 - 384
Jim McInally29 7 - 30820
John Clark29 13332337
Paddy Connolly23 10110230
Scott Crabbe25 91385
Christian Dailly (sub)19 1626513
Craig Brewster (sub)26 3 - 3 -

League Table (as at October 5th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.