Dunfermline 0
Dundee Utd 3
League (Premier Division)


0 - 3

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 13th, 1988
East End Park. Att. 7,159
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kevin Gallacher (3)
Kevin Gallacher (23)
Kevin Gallacher (87)

Team Managers
Jim Leishman Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dave McKeIlar
Billy Kirkwood
Bobby Smith
John Holt
Gary Riddell
Norrie McCathie
Mark Smith
Ross Jack
Trevor Smith
Craig Robertson
Stuart Beedie
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Vetle Andersen
Eric Ferguson
Dave Beaumont
Paul Kinnaird

Vetle Andersen for Mark Smith (71)
Eric Ferguson for Trevor Smith (75)

Billy Kirkwood (40) Maurice Malpas (65)
Kevin Gallacher (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Our unbeaten run in the New Year extended to 7 matches with this convincing win over Dunfermline. Hero of this victory was Kevin Gallacher, who bagged all three goals. Only three minutes were on the clock when Kevin struck for the first time the ball was played in to Kevin Gallacher on the edge of the box and his curling shot left McKellar in the Pars goal helpless.

Kevin Gallacher and Hamish French both had shots which weren't far off target before we scored a second in the 23rd minute. Hamish French embarked on a run before threading a pass through the Pars defence to allow Kevin Gallacher to shoot past McKellar at the near post. Eamonn Bannon hooked a volley just wide and Jim Mclnally was pulled down by Billy Kirkwood after being put in the clear. Dunfermline's only first half threat to Alan Main was a curling Beedie cross which the 'keeper punched away in fine style.

The second half was less dominated by us, but Dunfermline found it hard to make any impression on the Tannadice rearguard. With three minutes left Mixu Paatelainen chipped the ball through the middle and Kevin Gallacher ran on before coolly slotting the ball past McKellar to complete his hat-trick. In the final minute Hamish French burst clear but his delayed cut-back found no takers when a fourth goal looked inevitable.

Squad Statistics (as at February 13th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Alan Main (GK)20 2 - 5 -
Paul Hegarty33 39164080
Dave Narey31 36 - 69236
Maurice Malpas25 41233211
Ian Redford27 24712628
Jim McInally23 281793
Dave Bowman23 35 - 73 -
Mixu Paatelainen21 155155
Eamonn Bannon29 232423105
Hamish French24 142142
Kevin Gallacher21 24510524

League Table (as at February 13th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.