Dundee Utd 0
Partick Th 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 10th, 1981
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,017
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Peter Cormack

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Murray
Richard Gough
Paul Hegarty
Iain Phillip
John Holt
John Reilly
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds
Graeme Payne
Alan Rough
Dave McKinnon
John Lapsley
Brian Whittaker
Andy Dunlop
Kenny Watson
Donald Park
Ian McDonald
Maurice Johnston
Jamie Doyle
George Clark

Bench
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood
Iain Jardine
Alex O'Hara

Substitutions
Derek Stark for Graeme Payne
Billy Kirkwood for John Reilly
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)


Match Report


"Lack-lustre" adequately summed up this strangely lethargic performance from United against Thistle. The wind swept conditions which prevailed at Tannadice hardly helped, making skilful play almost an impossibility. With the enforced loss of injured pair Dave Narey and Paul Sturrock, Jim McLean made five changes to the side that lost to Aberdeen in midweek. Youngsters John Reilly, Derek Murray and Richard Gough were brought in along with Graeme Payne and John Holt.

The visitors had the elements in their favour in the first half and tested Hamish McAlpine numerous times with long range efforts in the opening quarter of an hour. United replied with a few half hearted attempts but nothing clear cut.

Now facing wind assisted United in the second half it was Thistle's turn to be under the collar. Alan Rough touched a Davie Dodds effort on to the bar, but that was as near as either side came to scoring. So Thistle survived although they were hard pressed to do so in the closing stages as United pushed forward, but the Thistle rearguard held firm to claim a point thanks to some heroics by Alan Rough.



Squad Statistics (as at October 10th, 1981)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)33 16 - 4833
Paul Hegarty27 13 - 30649
Derek Murray20 2 - 4 -
John Holt24 15316014
Richard Gough19 111151
Iain Phillip30 15 - 1131
Ralph Milne20 1426715
Eamonn Bannon23 17910326
John Reilly19 3151
Davie Dodds23 15613351
Graeme Payne25 8227519
Derek Stark (sub)22 12 - 1323
Billy Kirkwood (sub)23 13318343






League Table (as at October 10th, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 7 7 0 0 +13 14
2. Aberdeen 7 4 1 2 +4 9
3. St Mirren 7 3 2 2 0 8
4. Hibernian 7 2 3 2 +4 7
5. Rangers 6 2 3 1 +2 7
6. United 6 2 2 2 +4 6
7. Morton 7 3 0 4 -5 6
8. Airdrie 7 2 1 4 -8 5
9. Dundee 7 2 0 5 -6 4
10. Partick Th 7 0 2 5 -8 2