Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, October 28th, 1987
Easter Road. Att. 9,250
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Billy McKinlay (49)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Alan Sneddon
Graham Mitchell
Eddie May
Gordon Rae
Gordon Hunter
Paul Kane
Neil Orr
George McCluskey
John Collins
Andy Watson
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Paul Kinnaird
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Alan Irvine

Doug Bell
Joe McBride
Harry Curran
Hamish French

None. Harry Curran for Jim McInally (46)

George McCluskey (28)
Graham Mitchell (37)
Neil Orr (64)
John Clark (22)
Billy McKinlay (28)

Red Cards
Andy Watson (48)
George McCluskey (68)

Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

This was a match that started innocuously enough, but for some reason developed into a bruising affair with Hibs losing the services of two players who were red carded and a further two were booked as were Billy McKinlay and John Clark. Regrettably, the match will be best remembered for the field offences, which tended to obscure any football on display. The first half contained little of note in a playing sense. George McCluskey shot over and Eamonn Bannon made contact with a long John Clark free which Gordon did well to smother.

Andy Watson was the first to receive his marching orders after striking lain Ferguson. It was to cost Hibs dearly. Two minutes later a free-kick was punched out by Andy Goram straight to Billy McKinlay who immediately rifled in a low drive from 25 yards into the corner of the net four minutes after the interval. In the 68th minute McCluskey was sent off for punching Maurice Malpas and from then on, against nine men we tried to retain possession and avoid further confrontation. The one exception was late in the game when John Clark's header struck the bar.

Squad Statistics (as at October 28th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 21 - 135 -
Dave Narey31 21 - 67736
Maurice Malpas25 21131210
Paul Hegarty33 21162280
John Clark23 10210817
Billy McKinlay18 1161
Paul Kinnaird20 8 - 19 -
Eamonn Bannon29 14 - 414103
Jim McInally23 81593
Alan Irvine24 8 - 8 -
Iain Ferguson25 1876935
Harry Curran (sub)21 2 - 5 -

League Table (as at October 28th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.