Dundee Utd 1
Kilmarnock 2
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 2

League (SPL)
Saturday, August 10th, 2002
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,366
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steven Thompson (71)
Craig Dargo (78)
Kris Boyd (82)

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
1. Paul Gallacher
15. Stuart Duff
6. Jim Lauchlan
5. Kevin McGowne
4. Danny Griffin
2. Jamie McCunnie
8. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
10. Jim McIntyre
9. Derek Lilley
19. Steven Thompson
Gordon Marshall
Greg Shields
Garry Hay
Freddy Dindeleux
Sean Hessey
Gary Locke
Alan Mahood
Jesús García Sanjuán
Steve Fulton
Gary McSwegan
Andy McLaren

13. Paul Jarvie
11. Jim Paterson
18. Tassos Venetis
12. Allan Smart
21. Arnar Gunnlaugsson
Colin Meldrum
Craig Dargo
Gary McDonald
Kris Boyd
Barry McLaughlin

Arnar Gunnlaugsson for Derek Lilley (67)
Allan Smart for Charlie Miller (81)
Jim Paterson for Jim McIntyre (83)
Craig Dargo for Garry Hay (75)
Kris Boyd for Gary Locke (78)
Barry McLaughlin for Gary McSwegan (88)

None. Jesús García Sanjuán (48)
Sean Hessey (59)
Andy McLaren (71)
Kris Boyd (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)

Match Report

In the only change to the side that drew at Firhill, Tassos Venetis dropped to the bench in favour of Derek Lilley, seeing Alex Smith opt for a two man attack for the Club's first home game of the season.

Paul Gallacher was first to make a save seven minutes into the game. It was a narrow escape as former United man Andy McLaren weighted a perfect pass to Greg Shields who fired at the home goal only for Gallacher to close down and deflect the shot past the post with his wrist. Eight minutes later at the other end, Charlie Miller found his first chance of the game saved by Gordon Marshall. United settled into the game and had a grip on the game thanks to some neat one-touch passing. 25 minutes in, Marshall was forced to save once again as Steven Thompson connected with a Jim McIntyre cross to head goalward. McLaren continued to threatened for Kilmarnock though, and on 27 minutes, he nearly stunned the home side with an overhead kick, which ran just wide of the target. Gary Locke fired just over for the Rugby Park men shortly after the half hour mark and moments later, a United free kick was powerfully curled just past the upright by Danny Griffin.

Attacking the East Stand during the second half, United started well. A foul on Miller win United a free kick and Griffin, again the taker, sees his shot deflected onto the junction between post and bar. The opening goal eventually came following the introduction of Gunnlaughsson, as the man from Akranes played a delightful ball into Steven Thompson for the striker to race forward and fire an inch-perfect shot into the bottom left corner to make it 1-0. Celebrations lasted just seven minutes though, as Kilmarnock equalized thanks to an easy tap-in from close range for Craig Dargo. Three minutes later, substitute Kris Boyd turned the tide with a lob from the edge of the box, foxing Gallacher to make it 2-1 to Kilmarnock. Tried as they might, United threw everything forward in the dying stages, but no chances materialized.

Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)22 2 - 67 -
Stuart Duff20 2 - 11 -
Kevin McGowne32 2 - 2 -
Jamie McCunnie19 2 - 55 -
Jim Lauchlan25 2 - 703
Danny Griffin25 2 - 584
Charlie Miller26 2 - 7111
Craig Easton23 2 - 19616
Jim McIntyre30 2 - 256
Derek Lilley28 2 - 5513
Steven Thompson23 2114224
Jim Paterson (sub)22 2 - 715
Allan Smart (sub)28 1 - 1 -
Arnar Gunnlaugsson (sub)29 2 - 2 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at August 10th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.