Dundee Utd 0
St Johnstone 0
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
St Johnstone 

League (SPL)
Saturday, April 27th, 2002
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,190
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Alex Smith
Billy Stark

Starting Eleven
13. Paul Gallacher
24. David McCracken
36. Stuart Duff
14. Hasney Aljofree
6. Jim Lauchlan
11. Jim Paterson
18. Tassos Venetis
8. Charlie Miller
7. Craig Easton
25. Stephen McConalogue
9. Derek Lilley
Kevin Cuthbert
David McClune
Darren Dods
Stuart McCluskey
Grant Murray
Manny Panther
Tommy Løvenkrands
Marc McCulloch
Paul Hartley
Craig Russell
Paddy Connolly

Bench
33. Paul Jarvie
40. Stephen O'Donnell
27. Stephen Carson
43. Danny Ogunmade
23. David Winters
Craig Devlin
Graeme Jones
Keigan Parker
Ross Forsyth
Peter MacDonald

Substitutions
Stephen O'Donnell for Stephen McConalogue (58)
Danny Ogunmade for Tassos Venetis (73)
David Winters for Derek Lilley (80)
Keigan Parker for Craig Russell (62)
Peter MacDonald for Manny Panther (84)

Cautions
None. Grant Murray (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike Ritchie (Referee)


Match Report


United went in to their final home fixture of the season desperate to continue a run of form that had seen them remain unbeaten since the league split. They also attempted to keep the run going that had seen them have the upper hand over St Johnstone with win four games out of four so far in the campaign. With Saints now relegated, the pressure was off of the Perth side to put together an improved run of form. United knew that they would iir winning momentum going. Following last week's derby victory over Dundee it was Manager Alex Smith made just one change, Thompson missed out through injury and his place was taken in attack by Stephen McConalogue. Youngsters David Winters, Danny Ogunmade and Stephen O'Donnell provided attacking options to Smith on the bench.

Clearly full of confidence after the brilliant win at Dens, United put the St Johnstone defence under a lot of pressure during the early moments. However, it was the visitors who threatened first when Lovenkrands left wing cross in the 4th minute forced Aljofree to concede a corner. In the 20th minute Hartley beat three defenders on a fabulous forward run from midfield but his end product was poor and young McCracken cleared for United. The first period of the game saw the First Division bound side put on some pressure but the United defence looked very tight with McCracken and Lauchlan giving very little away. In the 32nd minute McConalogue turned Dods with some sheer skill and that earned a corner which saw Miller's kick headed wide at the back post by McCracken, Ten minutes before the break United went the closest to scoring when Aljofree at Cuthbert when he should have scored. The first half had produced some excellent football with both teams, containing several youngsters, trying to attack at every opportunity.

In the 47th minute Cuthbert had to race from his goal to block at the feet of Paterson, who had looked certain to score. As the game developed into a midfield battle, United boss Alex Smith made a change with young O'Donnell coming on for McConalogue. This saw the team altered slightly with Venetis moving inside and Miller moving into the aftaclc alongside Lilley. Some superb play on the.hour mark involving Aljofree, Easton and Paterson teed up Miller but his shot was blocked by some desperate defending by Dods. Saints replied in the 70th minute when Parker ran in on goal, only to be thwarted by some great goalkeepinq from lade and Winters late on and finished the game with youngsters Gallacher, Duff, McCracken, O'Donnell, Ogunmade and Winters on the pitch which provided clear evidence that the youth system is in great working order.



Squad Statistics (as at April 27th, 2002)


2001-02 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)22 44 - 64 -
Jim Lauchlan25 40 - 683
David McCracken20 23 - 341
Stuart Duff20 8 - 8 -
Jim Paterson22 313685
Hasney Aljofree23 335647
Craig Easton23 42419315
Charlie Miller26 4056811
Tassos Venetis22 251592
Stephen McConalogue20 141475
Derek Lilley28 3165313
Stephen O'Donnell (sub)18 5 - 5 -
Danny Ogunmade (sub)18 2 - 2 -
David Winters (sub)19 152202


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at April 27th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.