Aberdeen 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (SPL)


Aberdeen 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, October 18th, 2003
Pittodrie. Att. 11,244
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Andy McLaren (11)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
David Preece
Eric Deloumeaux
Russell Anderson
Phil McGuire
Kevin McNaughton
Steve Tosh
Markus Heikkinen
Paul Sheerin
Scott Muirhead
Scott Booth
David Zdrilic
Paul Gallacher .1
Jim Paterson .3
Chris Innes .25
Mark Wilson .21
David McCracken .19
Alan Archibald .5
Craig Easton .18
Derek McInnes .4
Andy McLaren .22
Jim McIntyre .10
Billy Dodds .14

Bench
David Hutton
Chris Clark
Darren Mackie
Leigh Hinds
Zander Diamond
Paul Jarvie .24
Danny Griffin .2
Mark Kerr .7
Barry Robson .11
Owen Coyle .16

Substitutions
Chris Clark for Kevin McNaughton (28)
Darren Mackie for Paul Sheerin (76)
Leigh Hinds for David Zdrilic (76)
Barry Robson for Jim Paterson (63)
Danny Griffin for Billy Dodds (69)
Owen Coyle for Andy McLaren (80)

Cautions
Steve Tosh (59) Andy McLaren (35)
Billy Dodds (54)
Craig Easton (70)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)
Andrew Seymour & Martin Cryans (Assistants)



Match Report


The Tangerines began strongly and were denied a penalty very early in the game when the ball appeared to be played by the arm of McGuire, but the referee waived the claims away. However, with barely ten minutes gone, United took the lead and Mark Wilson was the provider. After a mazy run, he fed the ball to McLaren wide on the left and the winger went for goal and scored with the help of a wicked deflection off Anderson.

Zdrilic missed a great chance to level when he fired over the top and for United Wilson released a well-executed free-kick to which Innes got a touch but the ball spun up and hit the bar.

The Dons’ best chance to get back into the match came in the second half as Gallacher spilled a Tosh effort into the path of Booth but McCracken was first to react and cleared the danger.

Jim McIntyre was unlucky not to put the match beyond the home side late in the second period. He gathered a slack pass back and was only thwarted by quick thinking by Preece who closed the striker down.

Aberdeen did have the ball in the net in injury time but the attempt was quite correctly ruled offside.



Squad Statistics (as at October 18th, 2003)


2003-04 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)24 4 - 107 -
Jim Paterson24 6 - 1136
David McCracken22 3 - 682
Mark Wilson19 3 - 361
Chris Innes27 7 - 7 -
Alan Archibald25 10 - 10 -
Derek McInnes32 10 - 10 -
Craig Easton24 4 - 23917
Andy McLaren30 6321821
Billy Dodds34 1018130
Jim McIntyre31 1027117
Danny Griffin (sub)26 10 - 835
Barry Robson (sub)24 5 - 5 -
Owen Coyle (sub)37 2 - 4811


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at October 18th, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.