St Mirren 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


St Mirren 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 20th, 1980
Love Street. Att. 5,783
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Frank McDougall (24)
Billy Stark (88)
None.

Team Managers
Jim Clunie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
John Young
Alex Beckett
Lex Richardson
John McCormack
Jackie Copland
Frank McDougall
Billy Stark
Doug Somner
Peter Weir
Jimmy Bone
Hamish McAlpine
Walter Smith
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds

Bench
Billy Abercromby
Mark Fulton
John Holt
Colin Campbell

Substitutions
None. Colin Campbell for Graeme Payne
John Holt for Davie Dodds

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


United travelled to Paisley with the same starting eleven that returned from Poland with a 0-0 draw in the UEFA Cup in midweek.

Early chances fell to both teams, with Paul Sturrock breaking clear in the 5th minute, only to be thwarted by St Mirren keeper Billy Thomson beating him to the ball. Jimmy Bone made a great run down the left wing, but Hamish McAlpine cut out his dangerous cross. Beckett had a chance in the 22nd minute, but his shot found the side netting. St Mirren broke the deadlock two minutes later. Bone set Billy Stark clear on the right, and his cross was bulleted home by Frank McDougall with Hamish McAlpine having no chance. Four minutes from half-time, Bone had a chance to double their lead, but shot widely over the bar.

Colin Campbell came on for Graeme Payne in the second half, and with Dave Narey moving further forward, United came more into it. Billy Stark had two great efforts that went very close in the last quarter, and it was the forward who was involved in St Mirren's second. Stark was fouled and from the resultant free-kick, Richardson cut the ball back and Billy Stark made the home win secure. After six matches, United were still waiting for their first League win of the season.



Squad Statistics (as at September 20th, 1980)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)32 12 - 4213
Derek Stark21 12 - 942
Walter Smith32 2 - 1823
Dave Narey24 11129521
Paul Hegarty26 12425043
Frank Kopel31 6 - 34613
Billy Kirkwood22 12 - 13628
Eamonn Bannon22 123437
Paul Sturrock23 12423159
Graeme Payne24 11324116
Davie Dodds21 518323
John Holt (sub)23 2 - 11110
Colin Campbell (sub)23 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at September 20th, 1980)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 6 4 2 0 +14 10
2. Aberdeen 6 4 2 0 +12 10
3. Celtic 6 4 1 1 +8 9
4. Airdrie 6 1 4 1 -2 6
5. St Mirren 6 2 1 3 +1 5
6. Morton 6 2 1 3 -7 5
7. Hearts 6 2 0 4 -3 4
8. United 6 0 4 2 -4 4
9. Partick Th 6 2 0 4 -7 4
10. Kilmarnock 6 1 1 4 -12 3