Dundee Utd 1
Aberdeen 1
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (SPL)
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,936
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alan Archibald (53)
Darren Mackie (49)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster
Jimmy Calderwood

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
5. Alan Archibald
6. Charlie Mulgrew
3. David McCracken
12. Stuart Duff
4. Derek McInnes
8. Grant Brebner
7. Mark Kerr
20. David Fernández
10. Jim McIntyre
9. Lee Miller
Jamie Langfield
Kevin McNaughton
Danny Griffin
Russell Anderson
Richie Byrne
Jamie Smith
Barry Nicholson
Ricky Foster
Chris Clark
Stevie Crawford
Darren Mackie

17. Craig Samson
18. Garry Kenneth
25. David Robertson
26. Greg Cameron
21. Collin Samuel
16. Craig Brewster
36. David Goodwillie
Ryan Esson
Scott Severin
Andrew Considine
Gary Dempsey
Jamie Winter
Steve Lovell
John Stewart

Craig Brewster for David Fernández (60)
Collin Samuel for Lee Miller (60)
David Robertson for Craig Brewster (87)
Andrew Considine for Ricky Foster (72)
Steve Lovell for Darren Mackie (79)

Mark Kerr

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)

Match Report

The atmosphere before kick off was electric but sadly the on field action struggled to live up to the hype during a tentative first half. Aberdeen were doing most of the pressing and allowing the United midfield little time on the ball. The best chance of the half fell to Richard Foster, who screwed a shot wide of the right post after being set up by a Darren Mackie breakaway. All the Tangerines could muster in the half was a David Fernandez shot on the angle which was never going to trouble visiting keeper Jamie Langfield.

Things livened up considerably after half time and, within four minutes of the restart, Aberdeen forced their way ahead. Richie Byrne sent a ball to the edge of the United penalty area which was knocked down by Stevie Crawford right into the path of Mackie. The Dons striker finished well with a low shot into the right corner which left Stillie rooted.

With the home players desperate to get the new boss off to a good start they immediately put Aberdeen on the back foot and were rewarded three minutes later with an equaliser. Lee Miller was barged on the right touchline allowing Grant Brebner to trouble the away defence with a dangerous free kick. After two Dons defenders attempted to clear their lines, the ball broke kindly for Alan Archibald eight yards out who blasted the ball low into the net underneath Langfield.

A double substitution with a little over half an hour remaining was greatly received by the home crowd, as both Brewster and Collin Samuel were greeted to the field by standing ovations. At this stage it was United looking the likelier to take the points and on loan Charles Mulgrew went close after Archibald played a dangerous ball into the box. The left back did well to get in a shot on the turn but could only find the side netting. Dreams of a fairytale winner for Brewster were dashed as the veteran striker was forced off the field through injury with around ten minutes remaining. Mulgrew again went close, this time from a free kick on the left side of the box, however neither side were able to provide any late drama as the match ended all square.

Squad Statistics (as at January 21st, 2006)

2005-06 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)32 26 - 26 -
Alan Archibald28 2711157
Charlie Mulgrew19 3 - 3 -
David McCracken24 2311536
Stuart Duff23 19 - 1183
Derek McInnes34 61763
Grant Brebner28 203605
Mark Kerr23 261984
David Fernández30 205205
Jim McIntyre33 25116043
Lee Miller22 275275
David Robertson (sub)19 1 - 1 -
Craig Brewster (sub)39 1 - 11347
Collin Samuel (sub)24 236768

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at January 21st, 2006)

No league table has been added for this season.