Dunfermline 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


0 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, October 6th, 1987
East End Park. Att. 7,558
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim Leishman Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ian Westwater
Bobby Robertson
John Holt
Norrie McCathie
Gary Riddell
Bobby Smith
George Cowie
Billy Kirkwood
Stevie Morrison
Craig Robertson
Grant Jenkins
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Dave Bowman
John Clark
J Alan Irvine
Paul Kinnaird
Gordon McLeod
Ian Redford
Iain Ferguson

Eric Ferguson
Stuart Wardell
Gary McGinnis
Alan Irvine

Eric Ferguson for Gary Riddell (58) Gary McGinnis for Gordon McLeod (83)

Billy Kirkwood (75) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

P Hanley (Coatbridge) (Referee)

Match Report

Our first visit to East End Park for twelve and a half years brought us a point, but in truth, this is a game we should have won, as we dominated play for long spells. A bright start augured well as we peppered the Pars goal with shots. Alan Irvine Snr and lain Ferguson were in the thick of the action, but it was Paul Kinnaird who came closest to scoring in those early stages. An early ball from lain Ferguson sent Paul clearly and his chip almost scraped the top of the bar. Dunfermline, with Billy Kirkwood and John Holt in their ranks, came more into the match and Billy Thomson did well to tip over a Robertson long range effort. The same player then hit a thunderous free-kick, which Billy Thomson parried and Bobby Smith, following up, blasted wide. As the interval drew close, we regained the upper hand though rarely looked like piercing the Pars defence.

The pattern of play was similar in the second half, United domination but few chances. Certainly Alan Irvine spurned a scoring opportunity following a free-kick. Fortunately Eric Ferguson, their substitute, did likewise, shooting straight at Billy Thomson from a good position. In the closing stages, we threw everything into attack. Paul Hegarty headed wide and a cross from Gary McGinnis somehow evaded the combined efforts of three United attackers as the ball slipped past the post.

Squad Statistics (as at October 6th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 16 - 130 -
Paul Hegarty33 16161780
Maurice Malpas25 16130710
Dave Narey31 16 - 67236
Dave Bowman23 12 - 50 -
John Clark23 6110416
J Alan Irvine29 9 - 9 -
Paul Kinnaird20 3 - 14 -
Gordon McLeod20 41181
Ian Redford27 16311824
Iain Ferguson25 1346432
Gary McGinnis (sub)23 5 - 571

League Table (as at October 6th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.