United stormed to the top of the league on the opening weekend of the 2014/15 season with a stunning 3-0 away win at Pittodrie. United had failed to record a single victory against the Dons last season so it was always going to be a tough opening fixture for the tangerines. Jackie's first team selection of the season had a familiar look from middle to front, with the Manager sticking by players used extensively last season. However, at the back there were three debutants in the four man defence....
Torrential rain heralded the new season, but United's bright start soon made the fans forget about the depressing elements. Andy Gray prodded home the first in six minutes, and Andy Gray added a second with a header in the 17th minute. Things looked less gloomy for Ayr when Mitchell pulled one back with a volley in the 23rd minute. Tommy Traynor was on the spot to tuck home
Douglas Park was the scene of an igniminious League exit four years ago and Accies gave little away and made us fight to the bitter end before we finally edged through thanks to a goal in extra time. Chris Myers made his Tangerine debut in a game which took a long time to come to life. All of what little first half action came in a spell immediately prior to the interval and Gary Bollan, who'd replaced the injured Maurice Malpas was the prime motivator in awakening the game from its slumber-like
United kicked off their new season in front of a 14,000 crowd at Tannadice, as they welcomed the all out attacking combination of St Bernard's.From the outset, there were doubts cast over United's defensive capabilities as the youngster Dave Colington from Coupar Angus, taking up the right back position, appeared slightly overawed at the spectacle and the large crowd, and was prone to several early errors. It was therefore no surprise when Donald Murray ran through the defence to ...