Dundee Utd 1
Livingston 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
Livingston 

League (SPL)
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,687
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Stevie Crawford (37)
Eric Deloumeaux (61)

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm
Richard Gough

Starting Eleven
1. Tony Bullock
23. Paul Ritchie
39. Garry Kenneth
12. Stuart Duff
5. Alan Archibald
2. Mark Wilson
8. Grant Brebner
7. Mark Kerr
11. Barry Robson
19. Stevie Crawford
10. Jim McIntyre
Roddy McKenzie
David McNamee
Eric Deloumeaux
Emmanuel Dorado
Gustave Bahoken
Hassan Kachloul
Jason Dair
Burton O'Brien
Gabor Vincze
Derek Lilley
Colin McMenamin

Bench
47. Nick Colgan
34. Ross Gardiner
36. Greg Cameron
14. Billy Dodds
16. James Grady
9. Collin Samuel
20. Jason Scotland
Colin Meldrum
Craig Easton
Rubio
James McPake
Richard Brittain
Robert Snodgrass
Ferenc Horvath

Substitutions
Collin Samuel for Stuart Duff (67)
Jason Scotland for Stevie Crawford (77)
Rubio for Emmanuel Dorado (81)

Cautions
Jim McIntyre (90)
Gustave Bahoken (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kevin Toner (Referee)
Mark Doyle & Martin Cryans (Assistants)


Match Report


United faced Livingston today at Tannadice in a ‘must win’ game for both sides that are desperate to retain their place in the SPL. United went into the game on a roll, having performed heroically in recent matches against the Old Firm and both Edinburgh sides. Another good turnout by the United faithful led to an optimistic air in the ground in the sunshine.

Livi kicked off the match with Vincze looking as if he had designs on taking control of the game in the early stages. However, it wasn't long before United started to dominate the midfield and possession. Stuart Duff’s cross was put wide for a corner then a probing run by McIntyre resulted in the referee overruling his assistant who tried to award a goal kick, much to the ire of the United supporters in the Shed. Grant Brebner fired over after good interplay between Duff and Robson as United continued to dominate the game. This dominance was deserving of a goal and we were not to be denied for long. Kenneth rose to power a header goalwards but ex-United striker Derek Lilley managed to header the ball away from underneath his own crossbar with McKenzie well beaten. The goal was not to be avoided however. A long ball was poorly defended by Bahoken under pressure from Crawford and when Kerr crossed the ball, Stevie Crawford sent a great diving header across the keeper and into the far corner of the net. United were in total control and a Stuart Duff shot was beaten away by McKenzie as United looked to double their advantage.

Within seconds of the restart, referee Toner controversially denied United what looked a good shout for a penalty. Jim McIntyre appeared to be fouled as he ran in on goal. The referee declined to award a penalty but took no action against McIntyre for diving, when there seemed little reason for the striker to fall down of his own accord. Livi’s 2nd half pressure eventually told as a Kachloul cross evaded Bullock who was under pressure from Lilley and Eric Delomeaux was on hand to score from close range. The United support tried to urge their side on as the games progressed. Bahoken was booked for a brutal challenge on Samuel as the Trinidadian bore down on goal before McIntyre joined him in the referee’s notebook for persistent fouling.



Squad Statistics (as at April 23rd, 2005)


2004-05 All Time
Age
Tony Bullock (GK)33 27 - 33 -
Garry Kenneth17 9 - 9 -
Stuart Duff23 273943
Mark Wilson20 41610810
Alan Archibald27 424836
Paul Ritchie29 27 - 27 -
Barry Robson26 4076910
Mark Kerr23 322673
Grant Brebner27 352352
Stevie Crawford31 185185
Jim McIntyre32 381413140
Jason Scotland (sub)26 3455710
Collin Samuel (sub)23 22 - 512


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at April 23rd, 2005)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 33 27 2 4 49 83
2. Rangers 33 25 6 2 50 81
3. Hibernian 34 17 6 11 7 57
4. Aberdeen 34 16 7 11 6 55
5. Hearts 34 13 10 11 6 49
6. Motherwell 34 12 7 15 -1 43
7. Inverness CT 34 11 10 13 -3 43
8. Kilmarnock 34 12 3 19 -13 39
9. Dundee 34 8 7 19 -28 31
10. Dundee Utd 34 6 11 17 -19 29
11. Dunfermline 34 6 10 18 -26 28
12. Livingston 34 7 7 20 -28 28

* - Table split into two divisions of six.