St Johnstone 1
Dundee Utd 4
League (Premier Division)


St Johnstone 

1 - 4

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 20th, 1993
McDiarmid Park. Att. 4,510
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Liam Dunne (30) Jim McInally (14)
Michael O'Neill (29)
Paddy Connolly (59)
John O'Neil (69)

Team Managers
John McClelland Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Rhodes
David Byrne
Paul Deas
Kevin McGowne
Gary McGinnis
Ian Redford
Allan Moore
John Davies
Paul Wright
Liam Dunne
Tommy Turner
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Billy McKinlay
Michael O'Neill
Jim McInally
John Clark
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Paul Kinnaird
John McClelland
John O'Neil
David Hannah

Substitutions
John McClelland for Gary McGinnis (60)
Paul Kinnaird for David Byrne (70)
John O'Neil for Scott Crabbe (55)
David Hannah for Michael O'Neill (84)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bobby Orr (Kilbarchan) (Referee)




Match Report


Two successive defeats at the hands of St Johnstone made us determined to atone for those results and this was reflected in the manner in which we set about achieving our biggest ever Premier win over Saints in Perth. It was a defensive slip up which enabled us to go ahead. Dunne played the ball square, but only to Paddy Connolly. He slipped the ball to Jim McInally who clipped the ball over the despairing body of Rhodes into the far corner. Saints did rally, but without testing Alan Main and soon found themselves trailing further behind when Jim Mclnally's cross from the left was missed by Turner, allowing Michael O'Neill to send a swerving shot with the outside of his left foot into the far corner. Saints cut the deficit almost immediately. Byrne's cut back from the bye-line came off both Dave Narey and John Clark and fell into Liam Dunne's path and he gave Alan Main no chance from 12 yards.

Yet another defensive lapse brought us our third goal. This time Turner failed to control a Duncan Ferguson flick intended for Paddy Connolly and he ran on to slip the ball under Rhodes. By now United were really turning on the style and a fourth goal duly arrived when Billy McKinlay fired in an angular drive to which John O'Neil got the final touch as he directed the ball into the net via the far post. Thereafter the Tangerines threatened to run riot with Duncan Ferguson striking bar and post. Saints rallied late on, but there could be no disguising the quality of football which United played in this resounding victory.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 1993)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)25 41 - 146 -
Maurice Malpas30 39 - 57819
Dave Narey36 25 - 85436
Mark Perry22 171171
Jim McInally29 32529620
Billy McKinlay23 3231828
Michael O'Neill23 1817113
John Clark28 36230534
Scott Crabbe24 214214
Paddy Connolly22 39138423
Duncan Ferguson21 31148634
David Hannah (sub)19 3 - 3 -
John O'Neil (sub)21 304746






League Table (as at March 20th, 1993)


No league table has been added for this season.