Dundee Utd 2
Morton 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
Morton 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 6th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,392
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Redford (pen.) (19)
Ian Redford (25)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Allan McGraw

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
David Wylie
Alex O'Hara
Jimmy Holmes
Derek Collins
Roddie MacDonald
Carsten Margaard
Jimmy Robertson
Lars Christiansen
Rowan Alexander
Jim Hunter
Doug Robertson

Bench
J Alan Irvine
Iain Ferguson
Archie McGeachie
Martin Doak

Substitutions
J Alan Irvine for Mixu Paatelainen (66)
Iain Ferguson for Kevin Gallacher (82)
Archie McGeachie for Doug Robertson (64)
Martin Doak for Lars Christiansen (73)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)


Match Report


Our unbeaten run extended to six matches after our third victory of the season against hapless Morton. Facing an icy wind, the first real chance fell to us. Mixu Paatelainen controlled the ball on the edge of the box before getting in a shot which Wylie pushed round the post. Tragedy struck Morton defender Roddy MacDonald in the 19th minute. He used an arm to control and awkward bouncing ball and Ian Redford did the needful from the spot kick award.

The same player was on target six minutes later. Eamonn Bannon's high through ball allowed Ian Redford to beat the visitor's offside trap and his neat lob evaded the advancing Wylie and the ball sailed on and bounced into the empty net.

Now completely in control, we created a succession of chances. Eamonn Bannon's snap shot went inches wide and shortly afterwards Eamonn's 20 yarder was well saved by Wylie. Just before half-time Morton were unlucky when a Robertson shot was cleared off the line by Jim McInally. Backed by the strong wind more goals looked certain in the second half, but Morton packed their defence and with Wylie in outstanding form, we just couldn't add to our total. Eamonn Bannon went close on a couple of occasions, but lan Redford went closest to scoring, Wylie denying him his hat-trick with a brilliant save in the last minute.



Squad Statistics (as at February 6th, 1988)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)20 1 - 4 -
Maurice Malpas25 40233111
Paul Hegarty33 38163980
Dave Narey31 35 - 69136
Mixu Paatelainen21 145145
Eamonn Bannon29 222422105
Ian Redford27 23712528
Jim McInally23 271783
Dave Bowman23 34 - 72 -
Kevin Gallacher21 23210421
Hamish French23 132132
J Alan Irvine (sub)29 132132
Iain Ferguson (sub)25 36128740






League Table (as at February 6th, 1988)


No league table has been added for this season.