Dundee Utd 1
Real Sociedad 0
Friendly (Testimonial for Paul Sturrock)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0
Real Sociedad 

Friendly (Testimonial for Paul Sturrock)
Sunday, August 6th, 1989
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,022
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alaba (o.g.) (43)

Team Managers
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Scott Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
J Alan Irvine
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Darren Jackson
Paul Sturrock
Andoni Goikoetxea

Hamish McAlpine
Miodrag Krivokapić
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Joe McLeod
Kevin Gallacher
Peter Hinds

Kevin Gallacher for Paul Sturrock (46)
Hamish McAlpine for Scott Thomson (46)
Dave Bowman for Billy McKinlay (63)
Miodrag Krivokapić for J Alan Irvine (66)
Peter Hinds for Mixu Paatelainen (77)
Bercara for Lumbreras (60)
Uria for Goikoetxea (71)
Dadie for Billabona (78)

None. Fuentes (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Yeats (Perth) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Marginally over 8,000 turned up to pay tribute to Paul Sturrock on a sultry afternoon which must of at least made the Spaniards feel at home.

Paul made an early contribution finding himself in space, but unfortunately the move petered out when Paul fell over the ball and injured himself at the same time. The first threat on goal came when a looping header from Paul Hegarty went over after four minutes. Dutchman Freddy Van Der Hoorn, making his Tannadice debut, is a defender but it was in attack that he first caught the eye when a sweeping crossfield pass from Paul Sturrock set up a shooting opportunity, but Freddy's shot was saved.

The frequency of raids on the Real Sociedad goal increased around the half hour mark with Billy McKinlay prominent. The midfielder had three near misses and shortly afterwards Dave Narey saw his shot headed off the line. A Maurice Malpas shot also suffered a similar fate six minutes from the interval. The goal which decided the match came two minutes before halftime. A searching ball from Freddy Van Der Hoorn was nodded back past his own 'keeper by Alaba. Darren Jackson, following up, didn't have to get a touch as the ball rolled into the empty net for an own goal.

It was only immediately after the interval that Real Sociedad posed any real scoring threat. Fuentes was inches away from getting a touch to a cross from the right with the goal at his mercy and then Jimmy Mclnally stepped in to mop up a dangerous situation. Just after this Paul Sturrock made his exit to a rousing reception and was replaced by Kevin Gallacher.

A header from Darren Jackson was cleared off the line, but though play became more open scoring chances were limited. Scott Thomson made way for a "trialist" goalkeeper in the shape of Hamish McAlpine, but in truth the "youngster" was never tested. A couple of minutes before the end a Paul Hegarty back header was beaten away by Gonzalez, the Real 'keeper as the match drew to a close.

Squad Statistics (as at August 6th, 1989)

1989-90 All Time

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at August 6th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.