Hearts 3
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


3 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (SPL)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
Tynecastle Park. Att. 11,395
3:00 PM Kick-off

Phil Stamp (20)
Mark Wilson (o.g.) (21)
Mark de Vries (35)

Team Managers
Craig Levein Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Tepi Moilanen
Alan Maybury
Stephen Pressley
Andy Webster
Paul McMullan
Neil MacFarlane
Phil Stamp
Scott Severin
Joe Hamill
Mark de Vries
Dennis Wyness
Paul Gallacher .1
Alan Archibald .5
Danny Griffin .2
David McCracken .19
Gary Bollan .6
Mark Wilson .21
Barry Robson .11
Derek McInnes .4
Mark Kerr .7
Billy Dodds .14
Collin Samuel .9

Craig Gordon
Andy Kirk
Robbie Neilson
Steven Boyack
Kevin McKenna
Tony Bullock .17
Jim Paterson .3
Stuart Duff .15
Charlie Miller .8
Jim McIntyre .10

Steven Boyack for Joe Hamill (69)
Robbie Neilson for Paul McMullan (74)
Kevin McKenna for Mark de Vries (83)
Stuart Duff for Danny Griffin (45)
Jim McIntyre for Billy Dodds (54)
Charlie Miller for Gary Bollan (60)

Alan Maybury (20)
Phil Stamp (45)
Derek McInnes (33)
Collin Samuel (65)
Charlie Miller (69)
Mark Kerr (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)
Wilson Irvine & Francis Andrews (Assistants)
Martin Sproule (Fourth Official)

Match Report

Ian McCall made changes to the United line-up in a bid to find the first points of the season. Some changes were enforced whilst others were made in a bid to find the winning formula. Particularly in defence and midfield.

United opened brightly and Barry Robson's crosses were causing concern for Hearts. Despite a good opening twenty minutes, United found themselves behind. Dennis Wyness won a free-kick 20 yards out and Hamill rolled the ball to the right for Phil Stamp who drilled an effort low through the visitors’ defensive wall and into the net past Gallacher. Things went from bad to worse a matter of minutes later. The unfortunate Mark Wilson headed the ball back towards his keeper but Gallacher came off his line and the ball found its way into the unguarded net. With 35 minutes played an already difficult task for United became virtually impossible as Mark de Vries turned in the box beating both Griffin and McCracken before he fired home from just outside the six-yard box.

The match was over as a contest at half time and Hearts continued to seek goals in the second half. United didn't offer much in an attacking sense. Indeed, only two shots from United during the entire 90 minutes only added to the disappointment amongst the traveling United support.

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 2003)

2003-04 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)24 3 - 106 -
Alan Archibald25 3 - 3 -
Danny Griffin26 3 - 765
David McCracken21 2 - 672
Gary Bollan30 2 - 724
Mark Wilson19 2 - 351
Barry Robson24 2 - 2 -
Derek McInnes32 3 - 3 -
Mark Kerr21 3 - 3 -
Billy Dodds34 3 - 7429
Collin Samuel21 3131
Stuart Duff (sub)21 2 - 49 -
Charlie Miller (sub)27 3 - 11014
Jim McIntyre (sub)31 3 - 6415

League Table (as at August 23rd, 2003)

No league table has been added for this season.