Aberdeen 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 26th, 1994
Pittodrie. Att. 12,574
3:00 PM Kick-off

Duncan Shearer (14) None.

Team Managers
Willie Miller Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Derek Stillie
Stewart McKimmie
Stephen Wright
Paul Kane
Alex McLeish
Brian Irvine
Eoin Jess
Lee Richardson
Joe Miller
Duncan Shearer
Hugh Robertson
Guido van de Kamp
Alex Cleland
Christian Dailly
Dave Narey
Gordan Petrić
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Craig Brewster

John Burridge
Brian Grant
Mixu Paatelainen
Paul Shepard
Andy McLaren
Paddy Connolly

Brian Grant for Stephen Wright (74)
Mixu Paatelainen for Duncan Shearer (90)
Andy McLaren for Christian Dailly (63)

Alex McLeish (73) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Match Report

Prior to the game Manager Ivan Golac indicated that he didn't feel that this would be a dress rehearsal for the forthcoming Scottish Cup semi-final and in view of the outcome let's hope it wasn't! Certainly United were weakened by injury and went into this match minus the services of Brian Welsh, David Hannah and Jerren Nixon, but still had Grant Johnson, Dave Narey and Christian Dailly to call upon.

Indeed, the Tangerines had the better of the early proceedings with Gordan Petric heading a Billy McKinlay corner wide of the target. However, It was Aberdeen who edged in front when Wright nutmegged Dave Narey out on the right to square the ball into the middle where Duncan Shearer guided it slowly into the far corner. United's best chance of the first half came when McKimmie screwed a clearance straight into the path of Billy McKinlay, but Stillie kept out his shot from the edge of the box at the second attempt. An intense spell of United pressure just before the interval failed to bring an equaliser. Billy McKinlay prompted it when he wriggled in from the right, but there were no takers in the middle when he drove the ball across the face of the goal. Shots from Dave Bowman and Alex Cleland were both blocked to allow the Dons to carry their lead into the second half.

Aberdeen conjured up the first opening of the second period when Alex McLeish hoofed the ball forward to Joe Miller who killed it first time, but directed his shot just wide of the far post. Shortly afterwards Irvine swept the ball narrowly past the post as Aberdeen began the second half in aggressive mood, There was an even narrower escape for the home side a few minutes later when Billy McKinlay's chip out to the right was chested down by Jim Mclnally who was unlucky to see the ball rebound off the base of the post. Then Billy McKinlay out-paced Irvine on the left, but side-footed into the sidenetting after cutting inside. Andy McLaren replaced Christian Dailly, but it was to no avail and United were unlucky not to take at least a share of the spoils from a match in which there was little between the two sides.

Squad Statistics (as at March 26th, 1994)

1993-94 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)30 21 - 52 -
Alex Cleland23 3011499
Christian Dailly20 3828713
Dave Narey37 11 - 87136
Gordan Petrić24 22 - 22 -
Maurice Malpas31 34 - 61519
Billy McKinlay24 411123019
Dave Bowman30 35229711
Grant Johnson22 11 - 424
Jim McInally30 30 - 33120
Craig Brewster27 29142914
Andy McLaren (sub)20 264484

League Table (as at March 26th, 1994)

No league table has been added for this season.