Hibernian 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, September 2nd, 1992
Easter Road. Att. 7,721
7:30 PM Kick-off

Joe Tortolano (71)
Darren Jackson (pen.) (73)
Paddy Connolly (46)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Burridge
Calum Milne
Graham Mitchell
Neil Orr
Dave Beaumont
Darren Jackson
Micky Weir
Brian Hamilton
Keith Wright
Gareth Evans
Pat McGinlay
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly

Willie Findlay
Joe Tortolano
Dave Bowman
Victor Ferreyra

Joe Tortolano for Gareth Evans (27)
Willie Findlay for Darren Jackson (88)
Victor Ferreyra for Alex Cleland (82)
Dave Bowman for Jim McInally (87)

Neil Orr (12)
Dave Beaumont (33)
Keith Wright (41)
Darren Jackson (59)
Micky Weir (67)
John O'Neil (54)
Dave Narey (73)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Eric Martindale (Newlands) (Referee)

Match Report

They say lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place, but you'd have a hard job convincing United fans of this, as, for the second successive match at Easter Road, Hibs, somehow, snatched both points, from a seemingly irretrievable position. On the previous visit, three goals in the last twenty minutes turned defeat into an improbable home victory.

Hibs plight on this occasion wasn't so perilous, but turned out to be no less dramatic. Apart from a brief early flurry, United were very much in control of the match and within a minute of the start of the second half deservedly forged ahead.

A long clearance from defence found the head of Duncan Ferguson. He flicked the ball on and this allowed Paddy Connolly to home in on goal, neatly side-step Burridge before slotting the bail into the empty net from six yards. Frustration in the Hibs camp had manifested itself in the 5 yellow cards they had accumulated, but in the 71st minute came the first of the incidents which turned the match on its head. The ball was played up to Weir on the left. The standside linesman raised his flag to indicate offside against at least three Hibs players, but the referee chose to wave play on and Joe Tortolano scored easily when Weir's cross came over. We hadn't regained our composure when a second disaster befell us. Skipper Maurice Malpas was adjudged to have pulled down Keith Wright and Darren Jackson, playing against his former colleagues for the first time, chose this unfortunate moment to net his first goal in Hibs' colours by sinking the hotly disputed penalty -kick. It was, to say the least, an unfortunate manner in which to be knocked off our perch at the top.

Squad Statistics (as at September 2nd, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 10 - 115 -
Alex Cleland21 10 - 1018
Dave Narey36 7 - 83636
Freddy van der Hoorn28 10 - 1435
Maurice Malpas30 10 - 54919
Grant Johnson20 102203
Jim McInally28 9 - 27315
John Clark27 10 - 27932
John O'Neil21 102544
Duncan Ferguson20 966426
Paddy Connolly22 1065516
Dave Bowman (sub)28 2 - 2399
Victor Ferreyra (sub)28 62318

League Table (as at September 2nd, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.