St Johnstone 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (SPL)


St Johnstone 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, November 18th, 2000
McDiarmid Park. Att. 4,295
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Keigan Parker (80) None.

Team Managers
Sandy Clark Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Darren Dods
Jim Weir
Stuart McCluskey
Gary Bollan
Nick Dasovic
Paul Kane
John-Paul McBride
Momo Sylla
Keigan Parker
Craig Russell
Alan Combe .1
Jim Lauchlan .23
John McQuillan .2
David Partridge .21
Hasney Aljofree .14
Jamie Buchan .24
Charlie Miller .29
Jamie Fullarton .30
Craig Easton .7
David Hannah .4
Beto Naveda .9

Bench
Kevin Cuthbert
Paul Hartley
Paddy Connolly
Marc McCulloch
Sean Evers
Paul Gallacher .13
Tassos Venetis .8
Neil Heaney .11
Stephen McConalogue .25
Alphonse Tchami .10

Substitutions
Paul Hartley for John-Paul McBride (62)
Paddy Connolly for Craig Russell (74)
Neil Heaney for John McQuillan (84)
Stephen McConalogue for Craig Easton (85)

Cautions
Nick Dasovic (23)
Momo Sylla (60)
Gary Bollan (64)
David Partridge (26)
Charlie Miller (82)

Red Cards
None. David Partridge (90)

Match Officials

Garry Mitchell (Referee)



Match Report


United boss Alex Smith included all four of his recent signings in the starting line-up for the first time, with Lauchlan, Fullarton, Miller and Naveda giving the team a fresh look.

Sylla was lectured in the first minute for a bad challenge on Naveda. McBride turned Aljofree in 10 minutes but shot well over the bar. Hannah appeared to be body-checked by Sylla soon after but the referee was having none of it. In 23 minutes Dasovic was booked for a late challenge on Charlie Miller but United waste the chance to create a scoring opportunity. In 25 minutes Partridge was also yellow carded for a late challenge on Sylla. United’s first attempt at goal arrived on the half hour when Naveda’s headed effort flew just past Main’s left hand post. A mistake from Lauchlan in the 38th minute nearly cost United a goal. He dwelled on the ball, lost control and was dispossessed by Parker who ran in on goal with only Combe to beat but screwed his effort wide.

Neither side made any changes at half time. Naveda’s cross in 46 minutes was headed tamely goalwards by the on-rushing McQuillan but it was straight at Main. In 48 minutes Dods headed just wide from a Sylla cross. In 62 minutes United had a strong claim for a penalty turned down when McQuillan was brought down in the act of shooting. Bollan, the culprit, was fortunate to escape with only a yellow card. With 10 minutes remaining, United went a goal down when Keigan Parker scored from close range in a goalmouth scramble after a corner into the box. In injury time Partridge was sent off for his second yellow for bringing down Sylla on the left wing.



Squad Statistics (as at November 18th, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)26 19 - 72 -
David Partridge21 12 - 50 -
Jim Lauchlan23 4 - 4 -
Hasney Aljofree22 181181
John McQuillan30 14 - 26 -
David Hannah27 14114722
Jamie Fullarton26 2 - 2 -
Charlie Miller24 3 - 3 -
Craig Easton21 1611286
Jamie Buchan23 18 - 18 -
Beto Naveda28 3131
Neil Heaney (sub)29 8 - 8 -
Stephen McConalogue (sub)19 104294






League Table (as at November 18th, 2000)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 16 14 2 0 28 44
2. Hibernian 16 11 3 2 19 36
3. Kilmarnock 16 9 3 4 7 30
4. Rangers 15 9 2 4 11 29
5. Dundee 16 6 4 6 8 22
6. Hearts 16 6 4 6 -2 22
7. St Johnstone 16 5 5 6 -8 20
8. Motherwell 16 5 3 8 -4 18
9. Dunfermline 16 4 5 7 -7 17
10. Aberdeen 15 3 6 6 -6 15
11. St Mirren 16 3 1 12 -21 10
12. Dundee Utd 16 0 2 14 -25 2

* - Table split into two divisions of six.