0 - 1
Andy McLaren (11)
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
Billy Dodds .14
Jim McIntyre .10
Paul Jarvie .24
Danny Griffin .2
Mark Kerr .7
Barry Robson .11
Owen Coyle .16
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)
|Steve Tosh (59)||
Andy McLaren (35)
Billy Dodds (54)
Craig Easton (70)
Iain Brines (Referee)
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.
|Paul Gallacher (GK)||24||4||-||107||-|
|Danny Griffin (sub)||26||10||-||83||5|
|Barry Robson (sub)||24||5||-||5||-|
|Owen Coyle (sub)||37||2||-||48||11|
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