Livingston 0
Dundee Utd 2
League Cup (Quarter Final)


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Dundee Utd

League Cup (Quarter Final)
Wednesday, November 13th, 2002
Almondvale. Att. 3,504
7:45 PM Kick-off

None. Derek Lilley (38)
Derek Lilley (pen.) (73)

Team Managers
Jim Leishman Paul Hegarty

Starting Eleven
Javier Sanchez Broto
David McNamee
Marvin Andrews
Gary Bollan
Cherif Toure Mamam
Lee Makel
Burton O'Brien
Barry Wilson
Eugene Dadi
David Bingham
Paul Gallacher
David McCracken
Mark Wilson
Jamie McCunnie
Jim Lauchlan
Jim Paterson
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Derek Lilley
Steven Thompson
Jim McIntyre

David McEwan
Michael Hart
Davide Xausa
Rolando Zarate
Alan Combe
Stuart Duff
Stephen O'Donnell
Allan Smart
Jim Hamilton

Quino for Burton O'Brien (65)
Rolando Zarate for David Bingham (77)
Davide Xausa for Barry Wilson (77)
Stuart Duff for Derek Lilley (62)
Allan Smart for Jim Paterson (66)
Jim Hamilton for Steven Thompson (85)

Eugene Dadi
Lee Makel
Jim Lauchlan
David McCracken

Red Cards
Rubio (73) Allan Smart (74)

Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Referee)

Match Report

United qualified for the semi-final of the CIS Insurance Cup in an exciting encounter at The City Stadium against hosts Livingston earlier this evening. Two goals from Derek Lilley did the damage and the Tangerines will now play Celtic in the first week in February.

Manager Paul Hegarty stayed with the eleven that had started the match against Celtic on Sunday.

The first half was a fairly even affair with Livingston having the territorial and possession advantage but rarely troubling Gallacher. Steven Thompson took a heavy knock in the early stages that seemed to affect him for the remainder of his involvement in the match. It took a headed goal by the industrious Derek Lilley to break the deadlock miniutes before half-time and the travelling United support were more than delighted to see their team go in at the interval one goal ahead.

Livingston came out on the attack in search of an equaliser but again, the United defence held firm. United passed up a superb scoring opportunity when Miller sent Thompson through on the keeper but the in form striker failed to convert. In what was to prove a significant substitution midway through the second period, Smart came on for Paterson with McIntyre dropping back and it was in an incident in the Livi penalty box that led to two red cards and a penalty for United. First Rubio was despatched immediately followed by Smart. Then Referee Mike McCurry pointed to the penalty spot and Derek Lilley hit an excellent penalty to put the visiting side two up. Jim Leishman’s side continued to push hard and hit the bar before the end but United won through and now Celtic stand in the way of the Tangerine’s first final slot in this tournament since 1997-98 campaign when they lost to their semi opponents at Ibrox in the final.

Squad Statistics (as at November 13th, 2002)

2002-03 All Time
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 17 - 82 -
David McCracken21 8 - 431
Jim Paterson23 15 - 845
Jamie McCunnie19 10 - 63 -
Mark Wilson18 10 - 12 -
Jim Lauchlan25 14 - 823
Charlie Miller26 16 - 8511
Craig Easton23 17 - 21116
Jim McIntyre30 143379
Derek Lilley28 1546817
Steven Thompson24 17915732
Stuart Duff (sub)20 16 - 25 -
Jim Hamilton (sub)26 4 - 7312
Allan Smart (sub)28 8 - 8 -

League Table (as at November 13th, 2002)

No league table has been added for this season.