St Mirren 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


St Mirren 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 31st, 1988
Love Street. Att. 7,768
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Kevin Gallacher (34)

Team Managers
Tony Fitzpatrick Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Tommy Wilson
David Winnie
Brian Hamilton
Peter Godfrey
Brian Martin
Ian Cameron
Paul Chalmers
Mark McWalter
Billy Davies
Peter Weir
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Bench
Paul Lambert
Steve Galloway
Harry Curran
Dave Bowman

Substitutions
Paul Lambert for Ian Cameron (85)
Steve Galloway for Mark McWalter (85)
Dave Bowman for Paul Hegarty (64)

Cautions
None. Paul Hegarty (60)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


This Hogmanay outing produced not only our fifth straight League win but our fourth consecutive win at Love Street. For most of the first half Saints were penned back with Kevin Gallacher and Maurice Malpas coming close to scoring, though Saints with McWalter prominent threatened on occasions.

The goal which earned the points came in the 34th minute when Billy McKinlay's chip out to the left found Mixu Paatelainen. His cross to the near post was picked up by Hamish French whose shot hit the far post, but Kevin Gallacher was on hand to knock the rebound high into the net. Before the interval both Mixu Paatelainen and Kevin Gallacher might have extended that lead.

The second half started with sustained pressure by Saints. Billy Thomson made three great saves within the first five minutes, but Fridge had to react quickly to block a shot by Mixu Paatelainen. We ended the match in command again and Fridge turned away a Hamish French effort and two minutes from the end only just managed to finger-tip a Mixu Paatelainen header round the post



Squad Statistics (as at December 31st, 1988)


1988-89 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)30 28 - 192 -
Miodrag Krivokapić29 16 - 16 -
Dave Narey32 26 - 73636
Maurice Malpas26 29 - 37911
Paul Hegarty34 22 - 68081
Dave Beaumont25 2021175
Billy McKinlay19 231422
Mixu Paatelainen21 26115222
Jim McInally24 20 - 1174
Hamish French24 181445
Kevin Gallacher22 25614532
Dave Bowman (sub)24 2811182






League Table (as at December 31st, 1988)


No league table has been added for this season.