Kilmarnock 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (SPL)


Kilmarnock 

2 - 2

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Sunday, May 12th, 2002
Rugby Park. Att. 6,142
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ally Mitchell (43)
Chris Innes (47)
Steven Thompson (65)
Craig Easton (84)

Team Managers
Jim Jefferies Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Colin Meldrum
Greg Shields
Chris Innes
Jesús García Sanjuán
Shaun Dillon
Peter Canero
Alan Mahood
Ally Mitchell
Stevie Murray
Kris Boyd
Andy McLaren
Paul Gallacher .13
David McCracken .24
Stuart Duff .36
Hasney Aljofree .14
Jim Paterson .11
Danny Griffin .16
Tassos Venetis .18
Charlie Miller .8
Craig Easton .7
Jim McIntyre .22
Steven Thompson .19

Bench
Colin Stewart
Gary McCutcheon
Iain Durrant
Gary McDonald
Mark Canning
Paul Jarvie .33
Stephen O'Donnell .40
Stephen Carson .27
David Winters .23
Stephen McConalogue .25

Substitutions
Mark Canning for Shaun Dillon (81)
Iain Durrant for Stevie Murray (88)
Paul Jarvie for Paul Gallacher (45)
Stephen O'Donnell for Jim McIntyre (56)
David Winters for Jim Paterson (78)

Cautions
None. Stephen O'Donnell (70)
Charlie Miller (74)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


United went into the last game of the season hoping to keep their unbeaten run since the league split going to the last day. Their record against Kilmarnock was terrible. Killie looked forward to their first match against United under the guidance of Jim Jeffries. For the final game of the season, Alex Smith made three changes to his starting line up for a variety of reasons. Jim Lauchlan was facing his former team, while Derek Lilley missed out after an operation.

United kicked off the match wearing the Club's new black centenary third kit for the first time. They started the game well and Duff and Venetis combined to set up Paterson, but the winger fired well over at the back post. In the 7th minute Boyd just failed to control a cross from McLaren and United cleared the danger. In the 14th minute Duff, Thompson and Venetis combined on the right to set Easton up but he shot wide on the volley. Minutes later Gallacher pulled off a superb double from Boyd and McLaren. In the 19th minute Miller found Griffin with a free kick but he shot wide from 12 yards. United had a scare in the 28th minute when Boyd raced away from Aljofree but Gallacher saved easily. A minute later McLaren ran between the United central defence and chipped Gallacher from the edge of the box, but it went just wide of the left hand post, much to theTangerines' relief. In the 43rd minute Kilmarnock took the lead that their pressure deserved when Ally Mitchell headed home a Murray cross at the back post.

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Squad Statistics (as at May 12th, 2002)


2001-02 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)22 45 - 65 -
Danny Griffin24 343564
Stuart Duff20 9 - 9 -
Jim Paterson22 323695
David McCracken20 24 - 351
Hasney Aljofree23 345657
Charlie Miller26 4156911
Tassos Venetis22 261602
Craig Easton23 43519416
Jim McIntyre29 236236
Steven Thompson23 371014023
Paul Jarvie (sub) (GK)19 1 - 1 -
Stephen O'Donnell (sub)18 6 - 6 -
David Winters (sub)19 162212






League Table (as at May 12th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.