Forfar Athletic 2
Dundee Utd 3
Friendly


Forfar Athletic 

2 - 3

Dundee Utd


Friendly
Saturday, July 27th, 1996
Station Park. Att. 500
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Andy Morgan (58)
Gary Higgins (60)
Gary McSwegan (11)
Owen Coyle (21)
Gary McSwegan (25)

Team Managers
Ian McPhee Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
John Donegan
John Allison
Doug Craig
Jim Hamilton
Stuart Glennie
Mark Bowes
Andy Morgan
Grant Inglis
Gary Higgins
Ben Honeyman
Sean Christie
Ally Maxwell
Mark Perry
Steven Pressley
Rab Shannon
Jamie McQuilken
Grant Johnson
Ray McKinnon
David Hannah
Dave Bowman
Gary McSwegan
Owen Coyle

Bench
Gordon Arthur
Stuart Farquarson
Brian Sexton
Paul Hannigan
Jim Loney
Bobby Mann
Andy Stewart
Marino Keith
Andy McLaren
Craig Easton
Robbie Winters

Substitutions
Jim Loney for Sean Christie (46)
Gordon Arthur for John Donegan (70)
Stuart Farquarson for Mark Bowes (70)
Paul Hannigan for Gary Higgins (78)
Brian Sexton for Andy Morgan (84)
Robbie Winters for Owen Coyle (46)
Craig Easton for Ray McKinnon (46)
Marino Keith for Gary McSwegan (65)
Andy McLaren for Rab Shannon (84)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Garry Mitchell (Arbroath) (Referee)





Match Report


United's whirlwind start to this match carried them into a three goal lead with less than half an hour played. However, the Tangerines took their foot of the pedal and never recaptured that form to emerge only victors by the narrowest of margins. Gary McSwegan bundled a Jamie McQuilken cross over the line after eleven minutes and ten minutes later, the United scorer was upended outside the box and Owen Coyle curled the free-kick round the wall and past John Donegan in goal. Gary McSwegan's second four minutes later came when he wheeled to send a right foot shot into the far corner. At that stage, a handsome victory appeared to be on the cards, but Forfar hit back with Mark Perry and Dave Bowman clearing home efforts off the line in the run up to the interval.

Andy Morgan pulled the first back for Forfar with a dipping 25 harder and two minutes later, Gary Higgins netted from 6 yards to further reduce the arrears. United did hit back with Donegan making three great saves within a minute, but had in the end to be content with a single goal victory.



Squad Statistics (as at July 27th, 1996)


1996-97 All Time
Age






League Table (as at July 27th, 1996)


No league table has been added for this season.