Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 2
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

League (SPL)
Saturday, August 9th, 2003
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,809
3:00 PM Kick-off

Collin Samuel (46)
Derek Riordan (74)
Tam McManus (pen.) (88)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Bobby Williamson

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Gallacher
5. Alan Archibald
2. Danny Griffin
3. Jim Paterson
12. Scott Paterson
11. Barry Robson
8. Charlie Miller
7. Mark Kerr
4. Derek McInnes
14. Billy Dodds
9. Collin Samuel
Daniel Andersson
Alen Orman
Mathias Kouo-Doumbé
Gary Smith
Yannick Zambernardi
Ian Murray
Grant Brebner
Jarkko Wiss
Stephen Glass
Derek Riordan
Scott Brown

17. Tony Bullock
6. Gary Bollan
15. Stuart Duff
10. Jim McIntyre
20. Jason Scotland
Morten Hyldgaard
Stephen Dobie
Tam McManus
Steven Whittaker
Kevin Thomson

Stuart Duff for Charlie Miller (71)
Jim McIntyre for Billy Dodds (76)
Gary Bollan for Jim Paterson (79)
Tam McManus for Stephen Glass (70)
Stephen Dobie for Scott Brown (85)

Stuart Duff (78)
Yannick Zambernardi (37)
Tam McManus (85)
Mathias Kouo-Doumbé (88)

Red Cards
Barry Robson (86)
Match Officials

Kenny Clark (Referee)
Tom Murphy & Andrew Seymour (Assistants)
Steven Duff (Fourth Official)

Match Report

The SPL campaign kicked off at Tannadice Park with the visit of Hibernian. Six debuts for Ian McCall's side after a close season spent adding to the squad.

United dominated possession in the first half. However, a mixture of goood defending from Hibs and a lack of final third quality conspired to keep the game goal-less at half time. It didn't take long in the second half though for United to open their goalscoring account for the season. Billy Dodds did well to dispossess Doumbe an advance into the area before he gave the ball to Collin Samuel who made no mistake from six yards out.

Against the run of play a Hibs cross set up the equaliser as the ball deflected off Alan Archibald and over the head of Paul Gallacher. The ball landed at the feet of Derek Riordan and he turned the ball home at the back post. The momentum stayed with the visitors and unfortunately for United it would be Hibs who would find a winner in the match. Ian Murray was pulled back by Barry Robson and the referee awarded a penalty as well as showing a red card to Robson. Tam McManus beat Gallacher from the spot and received a yellow card for over celebrating the winning goal.

Squad Statistics (as at August 9th, 2003)

2003-04 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 1 - 104 -
Alan Archibald25 1 - 1 -
Danny Griffin25 1 - 745
Jim Paterson23 1 - 1086
Scott Paterson31 1 - 1 -
Barry Robson24 1 - 1 -
Charlie Miller27 1 - 10814
Mark Kerr21 1 - 1 -
Derek McInnes32 1 - 1 -
Billy Dodds34 1 - 7229
Collin Samuel21 1111
Stuart Duff (sub)21 1 - 48 -
Gary Bollan (sub)30 1 - 714
Jim McIntyre (sub)31 1 - 6215

League Table (as at August 9th, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.