Aberdeen 3
Dundee Utd 1
League (SPL)


3 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Pittodrie. Att. 10,747
3:00 PM Kick-off

Darren Mackie (39)
Barry Nicholson (47)
Barry Nicholson (71)
Barry Robson (pen.) (70)

Team Managers
Jimmy Calderwood Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Jamie Langfield
Russell Anderson
Michael Hart
Barry Nicholson
Scott Severin
Jamie Smith
Ricky Foster
Gary Dempsey
Darren Mackie
Chris Clark
Lee Miller
Derek Stillie .1
David McCracken .3
David Proctor .28
Alan Archibald .6
Christian Kalvenes .2
Lee Mair .5
Mark Kerr .7
Barry Robson .11
Greg Cameron .17
Noel Hunt .10
Collin Samuel .20

Derek Soutar
David Donald
Andrew Considine
Kyle Macauley
Chris Maguire
James Winter
Michael Paton
Euan McLean .21
Stuart Duff .12
Garry Kenneth .18
Ross Gardiner .19
Willie Easton .23
Craig Conway .15
David Goodwillie .26

Chris Maguire for Jamie Smith (77)
Andrew Considine for Darren Mackie (85)
Stuart Duff for Christian Kalvenes (46)
Craig Conway for Mark Kerr (57)
David Goodwillie for Noel Hunt (57)

Jamie Smith (59)
Russell Anderson (72)
Michael Hart (81)
Chris Clark (90)
Stuart Duff (54)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Craig Thomson (Referee)

Match Report

United went down to another disappointing defeat losing 3-1 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Darren Mackie had the Dons ahead at half time and they extended their lead further through Barry Nicholson at the start of the second period. Barry Robson handed United a lifeline with a well taken penalty only for Nicholson to score again and hand the home side all three points.

There was one change to the United starting eleven that lost to Celtic with Lee Mair returning after a two-month absence coming in for Stuart Duff. Aberdeen brought back Jamie Smith and Russell Anderson with Diamond and Considine missing out.

Most of the play in the first half was dictated by Aberdeen but the United defence seemed to be contending with all that was thrown at them and really limited their opponents to long range efforts. It was United who created the best chance of the half after 35 minutes when Barry Robson picked out David Proctor who bulleted in a header from six yards out only for Langfield to pull off a first class one-handed save to thwart the former Inverness man. Almost immediately United fell behind when Stillie spilled a Nicholson shot and Darren Mackie was first to pounce and he stroked the ball into an empty net.

It was much the same in the second period and United were caught out straight away when Nicholson’s 46th minute free kick managed to beat everyone, including Derek Stillie and floated into the top corner of the net. By the time the game reached the hour mark United had used all three substitutes and it was one of these men, Craig Conway, who won United a penalty kick. Skipper Barry Robson stepped up and drilled the ball home to give United some hope. Unbelievably Aberdeen went straight up the park and restored their two-goal advantage when Nicholson scored his second of the afternoon, heading home a Foster cross. The game was played out with no further counters although the score could have been worse for United when Maguire slotted home but he was correctly ruled offside.

Squad Statistics (as at October 21st, 2006)

2006-07 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)32 13 - 47 -
Alan Archibald28 13 - 1387
David McCracken25 11 - 1787
Lee Mair25 4 - 17 -
David Proctor22 11 - 11 -
Christian Kalvenes29 121121
Greg Cameron18 12 - 19 -
Barry Robson27 12412117
Mark Kerr24 13 - 1235
Collin Samuel25 13 - 10410
Noel Hunt23 123123
Stuart Duff (sub)24 1111434
Craig Conway (sub)21 11 - 11 -
David Goodwillie (sub)17 2 - 121

League Table (as at October 21st, 2006)

No league table has been added for this season.