Dundee Utd 1
Falkirk 5
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 5

League (SPL)
Monday, January 1st, 2007
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,261
3:00 PM Kick-off

Barry Robson (41)
Patrick Cregg (pen) (17)
Stephen O'Donnell (45)
Alan Gow (63)
Alan Gow (76)
Alan Gow (89)

Team Managers
Craig Levein
John Hughes

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
12. Stuart Duff
18. Garry Kenneth
5. Lee Mair
3. David McCracken
7. Mark Kerr
25. David Robertson
11. Barry Robson
30. Grant Smith
15. Craig Conway
20. Collin Samuel
Jeroen Lambers
Kenny Milne
Cedric Uras
Karl Dodd
Russell Latapy
Vitor Lima
Jack Ross
Darren Barr
Patrick Cregg
Stephen O'Donnell
Alan Gow

21. Euan McLean
36. Keith Watson
28. David Proctor
6. Alan Archibald
17. Greg Cameron
29. Morgaro Gomis
26. David Goodwillie
Scott Higgins
Tam Scobbie
Steven Thomson
Mark Twaddle
Liam Craig
Tam McManus
John Stewart

David Goodwillie for Grant Smith (64)
David Proctor for Lee Mair (71)
Morgaro Gomis for Mark Kerr (77)
Liam Craig for Stephen O'Donnell (47)
John Stewart for Russell Latapy (80)
Steven Thomson for Vitor Lima (82)

Garry Kenneth (63)
Kenny Milne (48)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)

Match Report

United lost out to Falkirk for the third time this season going down to a heavy 5-1 reversal. Cregg’s penalty was cancelled out by Robson only for O’Donnell to give the Bairns a half time lead. The second half belonged to Alan Gow who netted an impressive hat-trick to round off a dismal day for United.

After the excellent 3-1 victory over Aberdeen, Craig Levein unsurprisingly named an unchanged starting eleven for the New Year’s day fixture with Falkirk. One new face was Margaro Gomis, listed as a substitute who joined United from Cowdenbeath. John Hughes was forced to make one change with Alan Gow replacing the talented Anthony Stokes who had returned to Arsenal following a successful loan spell.

The Bairns went in at the break with a deserved 2-1 advantage. Cregg had them ahead from the penalty spot on 15 minutes after he himself was pulled down by Kenneth. Barry Robson had United level after 41 minutes when, from a Duff cross, he headed home from 16 yards out. On the stroke of half time O’Donnell restored the visitors’ lead when he latched on to the excellent Latapy pass and drilled a left foot shot in off Stillie’s far post.

United started the second half well and were almost level when Kenneth headed just over from a Robson free kick. Conway and Duff then both went close from long distance as United looked to continue their recent run of fine results. However, the last half hour was to be a disaster for the Tangerines with Alan Gow bagging a hat-trick with counters on the 64th, 76th and 90th minutes.

Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 2007)

2006-07 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)33 24 - 58 -
Stuart Duff24 2011524
Lee Mair26 161291
Garry Kenneth19 101402
David McCracken25 2011878
Grant Smith26 6 - 6 -
David Robertson20 153264
Craig Conway21 23 - 23 -
Mark Kerr24 25 - 1355
Barry Robson28 24713320
Collin Samuel25 25511615
David Proctor (sub)22 14 - 14 -
Morgaro Gomis (sub)21 1 - 1 -
David Goodwillie (sub)17 12 - 221

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at January 1st, 2007)

No league table has been added for this season.