Hibernian 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 2nd, 1993
Easter Road. Att. 7,556
3:00 PM Kick-off

Darren Jackson (44)
Darren Jackson (67)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Willie Miller
Graham Mitchell
David Farrell
Steven Tweed
Dave Beaumont
Kevin McAllister
Brian Hamilton
Keith Wright
Darren Jackson
Michael O'Neill
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Freddy van der Hoorn
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
John Clark
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe

Jason Gardiner
Joe Tortolano
Gareth Evans
Stuart Garden
Christian Dailly
Andy McLaren

Gareth Evans for Kevin McAlliser (79)
Joe Tortolano for Darren Jackson (88)
Andy McLaren for Paddy Connolly (60)
Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe (62)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Gareth Evans (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)

Match Report

Ivan Golac made three changes from the side which lost out to Brondby on away goals. Mark Perry returned to defence in place of the injured Dave Narey; Grant Johnson came in for the suspended Dave Bowman and Paddy Connolly retained his place after coming on as a substitute against Brondby at the expense of Christian Dailly who with Andy McLaren was on the bench. If the terms of our mission was revenge for that League Cup semi-linal exit then this turned more to be a case of deja vu as Darren Jackson again came up with a raging strike to set Hibs on the path to victory on the stroke of half time. Yet that had been the home side's only shot on target in the first period, whereas Jim Leighton as he had done in the semi-final pulled off a couple of vital saves. The first of these was after 15 minutes when John Clark again in the role of temporary striker turned quickly on Paddy Connolly's through pass only to see Leighton keep the ball out with his legs. Five minutes from the interval came the first of two incidents upon which he outcome of the match was to hinge, Maurice Malpas played the ball up the left. Paddy Connolly sprung Hibs offside trap cut inside Miller and let fly from 12 yards, but a magnificent one-handed save by Leighton denied United a goal. Then right on the interval Darren Jackson struck. Farrell returned a clearance high into the box. Alan Main punched clear under pressure from Wright and the ball fell to Darren Jackson on the edge of the box and he knocked the ball past Mark Perry before rifling the ball high into the net via the underside of the bar. Hibs scarcely deserved to be on level terms at the interval never mind in front!

A Keith Wright header immediately on the resumption was he first save Alan Main had to make, but soon it was United who took up the running with a Paddy Connolly shot being diverted over the bar by Tweed's out stretched leg. Christian Dailly and Andy McLaren came on within two minutes of each other for Mark Perry and Scott Crabbe, but it was Hibs who were to increase their lead. Midway through the second half Hibs went further in front when a Wright cross was inadvertently knocked on by Christian Dailly to Darren Jackson who was in splendid isolation at the back post and he controlled it before sweeping the ball low under Alan Main. For the first time in the match Hibs were in control, but before the end United rallied and Leighton saved from Billy McKinlay and Grant Johnson and Andy McLaren shot into the side netting after carrying the ball clear of the Hibs defence. But at the end it was Hibs who recorded another victory and adding insult to injury, all three Hibs goals have been scored by Darren Jackson!

Squad Statistics (as at October 2nd, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 15 - 168 -
Alex Cleland22 7 - 1268
Brian Welsh24 15 - 775
Freddy van der Hoorn29 14 - 1835
Mark Perry22 6 - 261
Maurice Malpas31 5 - 58619
Billy McKinlay24 14620314
Grant Johnson21 6 - 374
John Clark29 12332237
Paddy Connolly23 9110130
Scott Crabbe25 81375
Christian Dailly (sub)19 1526413
Andy McLaren (sub)20 132352

League Table (as at October 2nd, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.