Hibernian 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (SPL)


Hibernian 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Sunday, March 9th, 2003
Easter Road. Att. 7,518
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Tam McManus (3) Jim McIntyre (69)

Team Managers
Bobby Williamson Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Nick Colgan
Gary Smith
Janos Matyus
Yannick Zambernardi
Ian Murray
Grant Brebner
Tam McManus
Mixu Paatelainen
Craig James
Matthias Jack
Matthias Doumbe
Paul Gallacher .1
Jim Paterson .11
David McCracken .24
Gary Bollan .6
Stuart Duff .15
Jamie McCunnie .2
Andy Tod .18
Craig Easton .7
Russell Latapy .21
Derek Lilley .9
Jim McIntyre .10

Bench
Daniel Andersson
Frederic Arpinon
Derek Townsley
John O'Neil
Garry O'Connor
Alan Combe .22
Daniele Chiarini .35
Stephen Carson .16
Billy Dodds .14
Danny Ogunmade .29

Substitutions
Garry O'Connor for Tam McManus (48)
John O'Neil for Craig James (75)
Stephen Carson for Jamie McCunnie (64)
Billy Dodds for Russell Latapy (66)

Cautions
Yannick Zambernardi (86) David McCracken (71)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Somers (Referee)



Match Report


Ian McCall was able to field the same starting eleven that beat Dunfermline 3-0 the previous week. With a travelling support of around 600 giving the Terrors good backing, the game got under way with Hibs on the offensive, and it took only three minutes for the home side to go into the lead. McManus took a knock down from Paatelainen on the edge of the box and unleashed an unstoppable volley beyond Gallacher, and into the bottom left of the net. Jim Paterson missed a golden opportunity to equalise in ten minutes when he found himself unmarked in the box, but his downward header bounced past the post.

United had the better of the first half with several players trying their luck, but they were unable to find the target. Hibs were causing a few problems with high balls into the danger area, but Gallacher was never seriously troubled, and the home side were restricted to a handful of shots, all of which were either wide or over the top.

The second half opened with United still the more likely side, and the introduction of Carson and Dodds gave the visiting support plenty to shout about. Carson was causing havoc down the right and his crosses into the box were severely testing the Hibs defence. However, it was a cross from the left, from the foot of Jim Paterson, met by Jim McIntyre (pictured), to give United a deserved equaliser. United had a good penalty claim turned aside by the referee as the Tangerines continued to press the Hibs defence. Dodds and Duff both had chances to win the game but in the end the Tannadice side had to settle for a point.



Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 2003)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)23 34 - 99 -
Stuart Duff21 30 - 39 -
Jim Paterson23 31 - 1005
Gary Bollan29 6 - 634
Jamie McCunnie19 20 - 73 -
David McCracken21 25 - 601
Andy Tod31 5252
Craig Easton24 34122817
Russell Latapy34 2 - 2 -
Jim McIntyre30 3075313
Derek Lilley29 3248517
Stephen Carson (sub)22 7 - 25 -
Billy Dodds (sub)34 916428






League Table (as at March 9th, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.