Dundee Utd 2
Partick Th 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, March 14th, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,200
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
John Holt (2)
Paul Hegarty (76)
Colin McAdam (58)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Bertie Auld

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
John Holt
Ray Stewart
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Alan Rough
George Mackie
Brian Whittaker
Jackie campbell
Colin McAdam
Andy Anderson
Dave McKinnon
Donald Park
Alex O'Hara
Doug Somner
Ian Gibson

Bench
Bobby Robinson
Derek Frye
Jim Melrose
Ian McDonald

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Glasgow) (Referee)


Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at March 14th, 1979)


1978-79 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 29 - 3553
Paul Hegarty24 29318636
Ray Stewart19 272363
Iain Phillip28 8 - 8 -
John Holt22 211755
Derek Stark20 201211
Dave Narey22 29522119
Billy Kirkwood20 2777119
George Fleming30 25228933
Davie Dodds20 194358
Paul Sturrock22 26615742






League Table (as at March 14th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. United 24 11 7 6 +14 29
2. St Mirren 23 11 5 7 +9 27
3. Rangers 22 9 8 5 +7 26
4. Aberdeen 23 7 10 6 +11 24
5. Morton 24 8 8 8 -1 24
6. Partick Th 22 8 7 7 +1 23
7. Celtic 19 8 5 6 +6 21
8. Hibernian 22 5 10 7 -2 20
9. Hearts 21 6 5 10 -13 17
10. Motherwell 24 4 5 15 -32 13

Manager's Programme Notes


Even on a night when yet another vital test will be faced by the side, I would like to turn the clock back five days to last Saturday's home success against Morton. Like to-night's opponents Parrick Thistle, the Greenock men were, prior to the week-end, sitting poised to challenge the pacesetters in the title chase. Two previous wins over us this season plus a string of fine League results over the past month or so should have given them a psychological boost on Saturday. However, thanks to the determination of the players to put our recent disappointments behind them, we came out on top wiih a totally convincing display. And once again I would like to thank you, the fans on the terrarings and elsewhere, for the part you played in the success. I have long sought the vocal backing which I felt the side deserved. And on Saturday you gave them exactly that with the type of encouragement ready-made to lift the players in both spirit and performance.

I can assure you it was appreciated by all concerned, especially when we here at Tannadice know full well the bitter disappointment you all felt at our failure to achieve a cup derby against Dundee earlier this month. We realise full well that a city derby would have been no easy task, but still regret our inability to provide you with a fixture which is always a great favourite with our support. Two wins — and eight goals — last week have provided us with a confidence springboard at exactly the right time with the finishing straight in the title chase looming ahead. And those four vital days in the first team calendar last week were condensed into three by our reserves as they shrugged off the memories of what has been a far from satisfactory season for them by recording two fine away wins. With everything beginning to buzz again at the club, success to-night would provide another confidence boost for the hard times ahead.