Dundee Utd 2
Falkirk 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Falkirk 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 7th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,804
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Iain Ferguson (12)
Kevin Gallacher (47)
Bryan Purdie (72)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy Lamont

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Kinnaird
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Nicky Walker
Brian Martin
Jim Dempsey
Bryan Purdie
Roddy Manley
Andy Nicol
Jim Hughes
Ian McLeod
Sam McGivern
Albert Kidd
Jim Gilmour

Bench
Jimmy Page
John Holt
Jim Kerr
Willie McGuire

Substitutions
John Holt for Ian Redford (70)
Willie McGuire for Sam McGivern (63)
Jim Kerr for Bryan Purdie (73)

Cautions
Kevin Gallacher
Ian Redford (33)
Bryan Purdie (47)

Red Cards
None. Jim Dempsey (33)
Match Officials

W Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)


Match Report


Falkirk came to Tannadice with six successive League defeats to dwell on. The loss of an early goal and Jim Dempsey who was sent off, made it look as though set back number seven was a mere formality. Especially when we went two ahead immediately after the interval. That, however, wasn't quite how it turned out. An eager start by us brought action in the Falkirk penalty box right from the kick-off and reward after 12 minutes. From a corner on the right, John Clark sent in a looping header which struck the bar and Iain Ferguson quickly rammed the rebound high into the net from close range. Furious activity in and around Nicky Walker brought no further goals, and with Falkirk reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Dempsey, there was an air of formality as to the outcome.

That was re-enforced a minute after the internal. Dave Narey powered in a 30 yarder. Walker failed to hold it and Kevin Gallacher nipped in to blast home the rebound. Chances continued to be scored and Falkirk against all odds found themselves back in the game when Purdie ran on to a quickly taken McGuire free kick to beat Billy Thomson from just inside the box. Despite one or two nervy moments, we ran out winners, but this was a narrow win which was only made difficult by those missed opportunities earlier in the match.



Squad Statistics (as at February 7th, 1987)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 41 - 94 -
Maurice Malpas24 37 - 2718
Dave Narey30 31 - 63336
Jim McInally22 282282
Eamonn Bannon28 377379101
Billy Kirkwood28 5 - 38469
Paul Kinnaird20 4 - 4 -
John Clark22 2337411
Ian Redford26 3788018
Iain Ferguson24 29182918
Kevin Gallacher20 34105813
John Holt (sub)30 12 - 37823


League Table (as at February 7th, 1987)


No league table has been added for this season.