St Mirren 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 5th, 1985
Love Street. Att. 5,991
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Rooney (86) None.

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Jim Rooney
Peter Godfrey
Steve Clarke
Tony Fitzpatrick
Frank McAvennie
Brian Gallacher
Billy Abercromby
Gardner Spiers
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
John Clark
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie

Kenny McDowall
Peter Mackie
Billy Kirkwood
Tommy Coyne

None. Billy Kirkwood for John Clark (61)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United slithered to defeat for the first time since mid October, and the conditions were almost entirely attributable to the slippery pitch.

For most of the first half, both sets of players tried to come to terms with the surface which was soft on top. but bone-hard underneath. The nearest United came to scoring followed a fine run by Stuart Beedie, but Money blocked his final effort.

Ironically, Saints' late winner was scored at a time when United were enjoying their best period. Gardiner Spiers was the architect of Saints' goal. His cross from left to right found Jim Rooney and his header, combined with the conditions, deceived Hamish McAlpine.

Squad Statistics (as at January 5th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 22 - 6573
Paul Hegarty30 34549568
Dave Narey28 30 - 53535
John Holt28 26 - 31323
Richard Gough22 34518924
Maurice Malpas22 3311635
Dave Beaumont21 111151
John Clark20 125356
Paul Sturrock28 3114432138
Davie Dodds26 248308129
Stuart Beedie24 294294
Billy Kirkwood (sub)26 19233566

League Table (as at January 5th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.