Dundee Utd 4
Kilmarnock 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
4 - 1
Kilmarnock 

League (SPL)
Saturday, March 20th, 2004
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,757
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim McIntyre (11)
Charlie Miller (21)
Jim McIntyre (26)
Jim McIntyre (34)
Danny Invincibile (61)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Gallacher
21. Mark Wilson
25. Chris Innes
19. David McCracken
5. Alan Archibald
22. Andy McLaren
11. Barry Robson
7. Mark Kerr
8. Charlie Miller
4. Derek McInnes
10. Jim McIntyre
Colin Meldrum
David Lilley
Barry McLaughlin
Freddy Dindeleux
Garry Hay
James Fowler
Gary Locke
Eric Skora
Gary McDonald
Kris Boyd
Danny Invincibile

Bench
24. Paul Jarvie
15. Stuart Duff
18. Craig Easton
20. Jason Scotland
14. Billy Dodds
Graeme Smith
Colin Nish
Craig Dargo
Gordon Greer
Gary McSwegan

Substitutions
Billy Dodds for Charlie Miller (67)
Jason Scotland for Barry Robson (74)
Craig Easton for Jim McIntyre (81)
Gordon Greer for McLaughlin (29)
Craig Dargo for Garry Hay (29)

Cautions
None. David Lilley (17)
Gary Locke (41)
Craig Dargo (53)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Callum Murray (Referee)


Match Report


Ian McCall is able to field an unchanged eleven for this SPL match against Kilmarnock who have not lost at Tannadice in their previous twelve visits.

As early as the first minute United post notice of intent when a move down the right end with McIntyre feeding the ball to McLaren and his effort from a tight angle is just over the bar. The United pressure brings its reward in the tenth minute when Robson executes a free kick and Jim McIntyre heads home from six yards off the underside of the cross bar. lmost immediately United are back in the Killie half after Robson’s determination wins possession in the visitors' half. He bursts forward and then despite appearing to lose the ball, he gets a toe to it to feed Jim McIntyre who nets his second of the afternoon from twenty yards, firing high into the roof of the net. Another goal is certain and when Archibald launches a high ball into the box, with twenty minutes gone, it is headed on by McLaren to the unmarked Charlie Miller who fires in an angled drive from twelve yards. Five minutes later Skora tries a long range effort but Gallacher gathers easily and then the same player fires in a corner that McCracken clears only as far as Locke who shoots from thirty yards but McInnes is there to block the shot. A Miller cross is cleared by Lilley and then the United midfielder looks like he will score again when he is put through, but the ball runs agonisingly to far ahead and a chance is lost. On thirty four minutes United go further ahead with Jim McIntyre completing his first ever hat trick at senior level. McInnes is the provider this time rolling the ball into the path of the former Killie striker, who frequently comes back to haunt his old side, and he fires high into the net from the edge of the box.

The second half gets under way but not unexpectedly the pace has dropped considerably with game all but won. Both sides are trying to get forward but moves are beginning to break down and defences are on top. McIntyre is just short with a lay-off which might have put Miller through on goal and Miller was then unlucky not to find Robson with a through ball. Dargo is booked on fifty-three minutes for dissent after a close call on an offside decision that denies him a goal. Wilson fires in a cross that Greer gets away and just on the hour mark the visitors pull one back through Invincible who strokes home a knock down from Boyd.



Squad Statistics (as at March 20th, 2004)


2003-04 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)24 25 - 128 -
Chris Innes27 21 - 21 -
David McCracken22 24 - 892
Mark Wilson19 241572
Alan Archibald26 312312
Andy McLaren30 24523623
Mark Kerr22 261261
Barry Robson25 213213
Derek McInnes32 302302
Charlie Miller28 21412818
Jim McIntyre31 28108925
Craig Easton (sub)25 17 - 25217
Jason Scotland (sub)25 13 - 13 -
Billy Dodds (sub)35 2879936


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at March 20th, 2004)


No league table has been added for this season.