Dunfermline 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


Dunfermline 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
East End Park. Att. 5,131
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tam McManus (34) None.

Team Managers
Stephen Kenny Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
Dorus de Vries
Greg Shields
Scott Wilson
Jamie McCunnie
Souleymane Bamba
Stephen Glass
Gary Mason
Scott Muirhead
Jim McIntyre
Jim O'Brien
Tam McManus
Derek Stillie .1
Seán Dillon .16
Christian Kalvenes .2
Lee Wilkie .4
David McCracken .3
Greg Cameron .17
Barry Robson .11
Morgaro Gomis .29
Jon Daly .9
Collin Samuel .20
Noel Hunt .10

Bench
Roddy McKenzie
Scott Thomson
Greg Ross
Darren Young
Adam Hammill
Mark Burchill
Freddy Daquin
Euan McLean .21
Stuart Duff .12
Willie Easton .23
Lee Mair .5
Ryan McCord .42
David Robertson .25
David Goodwillie .26

Substitutions
Adam Hammill for Tam McManus (69)
Mark Burchill for Jim McIntyre (85)
Freddy Daquin for Jim O'Brien (88)
David Robertson for Collin Samuel
Willie Easton for Morgaro Gomis (63)
David Goodwillie for Noel Hunt (63)

Cautions
None. Morgaro Gomis (43)
Lee Wilkie (76)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


United’s dismal run of results at East End Park continued. A first half strike from Tam McManus was enough to give the Pars all three points.

Despite the threat of a four game suspension, Craig Levein recalled his captain Barry Robson to the starting eleven. Also included was Morgaro Gomis who had been a major doubt due to injury. The hosts lined up with two former United players in their eleven, Jamie McCunnie and Jim McIntyre.

With the home side eager to narrow the gap to St Mirren they started the livlier and early on had headed efforts from McIntyre and Tam McManus.

With 22 minutes gone the Pars should have had the lead but McIntyre blasted over from six yards out with only Stillie to beat. United then almost broke the deadlock when Robson fired in a low free kick but his effort was inches wide. With 15 minutes of the half left Kalvenes won possession in his own half and ran the length of the pitch before exchanging passes with Jon Daly. The Norwegian fired in a shot that De Vries saved with his feet. The Pars went straight up the park and with Kalvenes out of position Shields crossed from the right and McManus volleyed home.

The second period was a less entertaining spectacle although the home side should have doubled their lead but unbelievably Stephen Glass missed an open
goal from 10 yards out. United created a few chances and towards the end Daly and McCracken both had chances to equalise but on both occasions they
headed over. The home side’s defence was solid all afternoon and much to their supporters’ delight they held out to secure the win.



Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 2007)


2006-07 All Time
Age
Derek Stillie (GK)33 37 - 71 -
David McCracken25 3211998
Seán Dillon23 12 - 12 -
Lee Wilkie27 12 - 12 -
Christian Kalvenes30 291291
Barry Robson28 331214225
Morgaro Gomis21 9 - 9 -
Greg Cameron19 242312
Jon Daly24 122122
Collin Samuel25 37512815
Noel Hunt24 28102810
Willie Easton (sub)20 5 - 6 -
David Robertson (sub)20 264375
David Goodwillie (sub)18 16 - 261






League Table (as at April 21st, 2007)


No league table has been added for this season.