Partick Th 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)

Partick Th 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 18th, 1993
Firhill. Att. 4,121
3:00 PM Kick-off

Albert Craig (30) None.

Team Managers
John Lambie Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Kevin McKee
Bobby Law
Gregg Watson
Willie Jamieson
Ian Cameron
Andy Gibson
Albert Craig
Gerry Britton
Ian Taylor
Chic Charnley
Guido van de Kamp
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gordan Petrić
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster
Paddy Connolly

Andy Murdoch
Martin Clark
George Shaw
Paul Shepard
Christian Dailly
Scott Crabbe

George Shaw for Andy Gibson (86) Christian Dailly for Craig Brewster (52)
Scott Crabbe for Alex Cleland (80)

None. Freddy van der Hoorn (47)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Paisley) (Referee)

Match Report

Ever since winning at Ibrox manager Ivan Golac had tried to concentrate the player's minds on repeating the dose at Firhill, saying that it was no good winning at Ibrox only to lose against Partick Thistle. Unfortunately that was exactly how it turned out with a very disappointing first half performance, albeit against the driving wind and rain, at the root of this defeat.

Thistle took the more direct route to goal during that first period with Guido van de Kamp punching away a deflected Charnley shot and then foiling Gibson after his clearance had been sliced to the feet of the former Don who was making his Jags debut. There was a further warning for United when Alex Taylor sent a dipping volley over from 25 yards as the home side dominated the midfield. Eventually, Thistle did strike. Freddy van der Hoorn got his head to a Cameron cross from the right, but only succeeded in heading the ball straight up in the air and as it fell to the ground, Albert Craig, Thistle's leading scorer, hit a half volley low past Guido van de Kamp from 8 yards. Craig then had Guido van de Kamp at full stretch to keep out a curling shot, but as the interval approached United at last made some headway in attack when Craig Brewster fired in a 20 yarder which flew narrowly over.

The second half didn't start well for United. First Guido van de Kamp made a tremendous save from Gibson who had been afforded too much time and space to shoot from 12 yards and then the Tangerines lost the services of Craig Brewster when Charnley's boot accidentally caught the United striker in the face causing a deep facial wound. Christian Dailly was his replacement and the United substitute might have grabbed a hat-trick as United, now with the advantage of the elements, dominated the rest of the game. Gordan Petric led the charge on the Partick goal with a dipping 35 yard shot which went only about a foot over. Christian Dailly then beat Jamieson out on the right, but fell after cutting in on goal. As Thistle clung onto their slender lead Christian Dailly got on the end of a Freddy van der Hoorn clearance, but lofted his shot over. Jamieson's late intervention to divert Christian's shot at the near post as he met a Paddy Connolly cross prevented United getting an equaliser their second half display merited.

Squad Statistics (as at December 18th, 1993)

1993-94 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)29 6 - 37 -
Alex Cleland23 18 - 1378
Brian Welsh24 281906
Freddy van der Hoorn30 27 - 1965
Gordan Petrić24 6 - 6 -
Maurice Malpas31 18 - 59919
Billy McKinlay24 27921617
Dave Bowman29 23228511
Jim McInally29 14 - 31520
Craig Brewster27 145145
Paddy Connolly23 18411033
Christian Dailly (sub)20 2727613
Scott Crabbe (sub)25 172466

League Table (as at December 18th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.