Dundee Utd 3
Partick Th 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 1
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 1st, 1993
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,590
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paddy Connolly (36)
Michael O'Neill (43)
Paddy Connolly (56)
Gerry Britton (64)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Michael O'Neill
Paddy Connolly
Andy Murdoch
Bobby Law
Don McVicar
Paul McLaughlin
Willie Jamieson
David Irons
Albert Craig
Ray Farningham
Gerry Britton
Ian Cameron
Alex Taylor

Jim McInally
Scott Crabbe
Neil McKilligan
George Shaw

Jim McInally for Dave Narey (79)
Scott Crabbe for Paddy Connolly (87)
Neil McKilligan for Alex Taylor (58)

Christian Dailly (67)
Scott Crabbe (88)
Willie Jamieson (72)

Red Cards
None. Don McVicar (42)
Match Officials

Hugh Williamson (Renfrew) (Referee)

Match Report

Thistle proved a much improved side from the one we defeated so comfortably at Firhill in February and had Alan Main not been in top form, we could easily have found ourselves trailing by a couple of goals as he made vital saves from Cameron and Farningham within the space of a few seconds. None-the-less, it was Thistle who found themselves in arrears after 36 minutes. Alex Cleland's cross from the right was met by Michael O'Neill at the far post and although Murdoch parried his header, the ball went on to the post and Paddy Connolly had the simple task of putting us ahead and, at that stage, probably against the run of play. Thistle's prospects dimmed even further just before the interval. First skipper Don McVicar was red-carded for a scything tackle on Alex Cleland and when the free kick was flighted over by Billy McKinlay, Michael O'Neill got in a header which Murdoch failed to keep out.

Thistle kept battling, but went further behind when Michael O'Neill timed his run on to a Gary Bollan chip to perfection and his ball into the middle was side footed home by Paddy Connolly. Ten man Thistle gained a measure of consolation with a fine individual goal by Gerry Button after he had run half the length of the park. "A performance from which I didn't derive too much pleasure," was manager Jim McLean's assessment, though like all United supporters, he wouldn't have quibbled with a result which completed a clean sweep over Thistle and put us in the driving seat for a European place after Hearts lost 6-0 to Falkirk at Brockville.

Squad Statistics (as at May 1st, 1993)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 46 - 151 -
Alex Cleland22 26 - 1178
Brian Welsh24 162615
Christian Dailly19 1334710
Dave Narey36 30 - 85936
Freddy van der Hoorn29 34 - 1675
Gary Bollan20 153304
Billy McKinlay24 3731878
Dave Bowman29 23 - 2609
Michael O'Neill23 2327614
Paddy Connolly22 45199029
Jim McInally (sub)29 35529920
Scott Crabbe (sub)24 274274

League Table (as at May 1st, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.