Dundee Utd 0
Hearts 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 7th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,820
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald & Sandy Jardine

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French
Paul Sturrock
Henry Smith
Hugh Burns
Alan McLaren
Jimmy Sandison
Malcolm Murray
Dave McPherson
John Colqhoun
Kenny Black
Sandy Clark
Scott Crabbe
Mark Gavin

Allan Preston
Kevin Gallacher
Sandy Stewart
Allan Moore

Kevin Gallacher for Hamish French (56)
Allan Preston for Iain Ferguson (84)
Alan Moore for Sandy Clark (80)

None. Alan McLaren (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

With nothing but pride at stake, the main object of the exercise was to avoid any further injury problems for the Cup Final. The draw and lack of injuries achieved our aims, though it meant we failed to record a win over Hearts this season.

After a tentative opening by both sides, a curling shot by Hamish French, which drifted past the far post was the first serious threat on goal in the 7th minute. Shortly afterwards a real old scramble developed in the Hearts goalmouth following a comer. It ended with Paul Hegarty shooting straight at Henry Smith. Hearts came back and Kenny Black shot just wide and then the former Rangers and Motherwell player created an opening for Gavin but Billy Thomson was alert to stop his cute flick.

A minute before the interval we had a strong penalty appeal turn down when Hamish French was tripped in the box.The tempo of the second half was similar with the best chance falling to Hearts, but Billy Thomson made a great save from Murray's effort five minutes from time.

Squad Statistics (as at May 7th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 49 - 163 -
Paul Hegarty33 56265781
Dave Narey31 53 - 70936
Maurice Malpas25 58234911
Billy McKinlay19 131181
Dave Bowman24 511891
Mixu Paatelainen21 25112511
Jim McInally24 452964
Iain Ferguson25 521610344
Paul Sturrock31 157560170
Hamish French24 264264
Allan Preston (sub)18 2 - 2 -
Kevin Gallacher (sub)21 38611925

League Table (as at May 7th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.