Dundee Utd 1
Hamilton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 26th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,375
3:00 PM Kick-off

Dave Bowman (58)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Dempsey

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Allan Preston
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Hamish French
Alan Ferguson
Kevin McKee
Craig Napier
Willie Jamieson
Paul Martin
Dave Roseburgh
Colin Harris
Jim Weir
Stuart Gordon
Martin Nelson
Eddie Gallagher

Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Chic Charnley
Paul MacDonald

Dave Bowman for Billy McKinlay (46)
Dave Beaumont for Mixu Paatelainen (82)
Paul MacDonald for Craig Napier (66)
Chic Charnley for Stuart Gordon (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Match Report

Hamilton who had become something of the whipping boys of the Premier Division employed tactics right from the start to ensure there would be no such embarrassment on this occasion.

We made a bright enough start against the Accies massed defence with a first minute chance for Mixu Paatelainen and a Hamish French shot shortly afterwards. Allan Ferguson, a star in the visitor's goal that fumbled a 40 yard drive by Dave Narey but the ball squirmed past for a corner. Hamilton's tactics almost paid off in the dying minutes of the first half. Colin Harris made tracks up the right and his cross was headed past by Gallacher at the far post.

The second half started with Dave Bowman on for Billy McKinlay and this was to prove significant in the 58th minute. Maurice Malpas squared the ball to Dave Bowman, whose powerful and dipping shot deceived Ferguson as it popped out of his grasp and over the line.

That was the only chink we found in Accies defensive armour. As if to endorse their qualities, didn't Accies pick up a point at Pittodrie the following week, putting a proper perspective on our result.

Squad Statistics (as at November 26th, 1988)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 24 - 188 -
Dave Narey32 22 - 73236
Maurice Malpas26 25 - 37511
Paul Hegarty34 18 - 67681
Allan Preston19 111131
Miodrag Krivokapić29 12 - 12 -
Mixu Paatelainen21 22104821
Jim McInally24 16 - 1134
Billy McKinlay19 19 - 381
Kevin Gallacher22 21414130
Hamish French24 14 - 404
Dave Beaumont (sub)24 1611134
Dave Bowman (sub)24 2411142

League Table (as at November 26th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.