Dundee Utd 2
Falkirk 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 23rd, 1993
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,626
3:00 PM Kick-off

Scott Crabbe (15)
Paddy Connolly (40)
Neil Duffy (4)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mark Perry
Michael O'Neill
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe
Tony Parks
Fraser Wishart
Forbes Johnston
Neil Duffy
David Weir
Neil Oliver
Kevin McAllister
Kevin Drinkell
Richard Cadette
Ian McCall
Eddie May

Gary Bollan
Victor Ferreyra
Scott Sloan
Scott McKenzie

Gary Bollan for Scott Crabbe (78)
Scott Sloan for Forbes Johnston (73)

Jim McInally (58)
John Clark (66)
Dave Narey (85)
Gary Bollan (88)
Neil Oliver (3)
David Weir (69)

Red Cards
Jim McInally (87)
Match Officials

Ian Taylor (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

On a day when few Scottish matches survived the atrocious weather as snow and then rain swept across Scotland, our game with Falkirk was one of the few survivors. Without a win in our last three outings, Manager Jim McLean rang the changes, particularly in defence. Conditions may have been far from ideal, but they didn't prevent both sides serving up an exciting encounter with drama in evidence. Oliver was booked for holding back Paddy Connolly after only three minutes, but a minute later, it was the visitors who struck. McCall was fouled out on the right touchline and he flighted over the kick himself from which Neil Duffy sent a glancing header into the far corner. This was the fifth consecutive match in which we had found ourselves going behind, but we responded in the perfect way and pushed the visitors back. Finally, our pressure told when Scott Crabbe collected the ball before letting fly with a shot from the edge of the box which entered the net in the bottom right-hand comer. A thin layer of wet snow had by now covered the pitch, but the action continued to rage thick and fast and five minutes before a welcome respite from the elements, we forged ahead. A fine move on the right involving Mark Perry and John O'Neil saw the ball eventually transferred to Paddy Connolly and he cut inside to fire in a shot which Parks got a touch to, but couldn't prevent rolling over the line.

The snow had turned to unrelenting rain by the time the second half got under way and the pace remained the same, even if chances weren't as abundant. Falkirk fought furiously to the end and only a last minute goal-line clearance by Billy McKinlay ensured that both points remained at Tannadice.

Squad Statistics (as at January 23rd, 1993)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 30 - 135 -
Dave Narey36 15 - 84436
Mark Perry21 7171
Maurice Malpas30 28 - 56719
John Clark28 25129433
Billy McKinlay23 2131718
Michael O'Neill23 9 - 6212
John O'Neil21 253695
Jim McInally28 28429219
Paddy Connolly22 2897319
Scott Crabbe24 103103
Gary Bollan (sub)19 91242

League Table (as at January 23rd, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.