Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 2
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 2
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 5th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,025
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (19)
Dave Narey (41)
Frank McDougall (37)
Drew Jarvie (39)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
1. Hamish McAlpine
2. Maurice Malpas
3. Iain Munro
4. Richard Gough
5. Paul Hegarty
6. Dave Narey
7. Gary McGinnis
8. John Holt
9. John Reilly
10. Paul Sturrock
11. Davie Dodds
Campbell Money
Steve Clarke
David Winnie
Neil Cooper
Mark Fulton
John McCormack
Drew Jarvie
Frank McAvennie
Frank McDougall
Billy Abercrombie
Ian Cameron

Bench
12. Eamonn Bannon
14. Tommy Coyne
Gardner Spiers
Rowan Alexander

Substitutions
Eamonn Bannon for John Reilly (61)
Tommy Coyne for Davie Dodds (79)
Gardner Spiers for Drew Jarvie (79)
Rowan Alexander for Ian Cameron (85)

Cautions
John Reilly (35)
Billy Abercrombie
Drew Jarvie
Mark Fulton

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bob Cuthill (Winchburgh) (Referee)
B K Holgate (Aberdeen) & K R Rice (Bearsden) (Assistants)


Match Report


United took the lead only a couple of minutes after Hamish McAlpine had denied Frank McDougall who had broken clear. Paul Sturrock controlled a knock down from John Holt, before wriggling past two defenders and despatching the ball past Money. Two goals in the space of as many minutes changed the complexion of the game, however.

Saints equalised when Frank McDougall headed in an inswinging corner and then Drew Jarvie picked up the return from a neat one-two to fire home from the edge of the box. United's equaliser came three minutes from the break when Dave Narey's volley was deflected past the scrambling Campbell Money.



Squad Statistics (as at May 5th, 1984)


1983-84 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 53 - 6323
Richard Gough22 51815219
Maurice Malpas21 5121274
Iain Munro32 6 - 6 -
Paul Hegarty29 54545863
John Holt27 50328423
Gary McGinnis20 6161
Dave Narey27 51150235
John Reilly22 28136422
Davie Dodds25 5325283120
Paul Sturrock27 245398123
Eamonn Bannon (sub)26 501123963
Tommy Coyne (sub)21 183183






League Table (as at May 5th, 1984)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


The number of matches left after our exit from Europe and losing the League title, have ensured us a hectic finish to the season. At the tune of writing, we have recorded victories over Motherwell and St Mirren and I am pleased with the way players have lifted themselves following the disappointment of Rome, for make no mistake, if you, the supporters were disappointed at the result in Rome, the players were even more so. At this point I would like to thank everybody who wrote to the club following our tie with Roma. It appears that there are far more supporters who are realistic about praising the achievements of reaching the semi-finals, because of the many letters, only two were critical. If I could turn back the clock, and it is easy in hindsight to say, the best move I made was dropping players for the match at Motherwell. It is something I should have done earlier this term.

This has been a difficiilt season for me personally with all that has happened, and more importantly there are no trophies at Tannadice. We have been let down by inconsistency and also my loyalty to them for winning the League last year. It is vitally important that the players and everybody else is aware that the championship winning side will seldom play together again. It has been a disappwntment to me that injury has prevented players like Dave Beaumont and Jimmy Page the chance to stake a first team place for next season in our remaining games. Now they may have to claim a place from half a game in the new term. AIex Taylor, too, wasn't available through illness last week but he» hopefully, will be available before the end of the season. For the second time in six days we play host to St Mirren, and whilst they have had a rest in midweek, we were in action at Ibrox on Wednesday making it more difficult for us to achieve the double victory over the Paisley side.