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League (Premier Division)
Willie Pettigrew (60)
Stuart McLean for Bobby Street (72)
Jim Doherty for George Maxwell (72)
Bob Cuthill (Winchburgh) (Referee)
It took a long time in coming, but after ten league games, United finally registered their first league win of the season. Having said that it looked, in the first half at least, that the strain of trying to register that opening victory was telling. New signing Ian Gibson was handed his debut, with Iain Phillip dropping out after last weeks draw with Partick Thistle.
United passed up several good chances in the first half although bottom-of-the-table Killie looked sharp in what was a lively encounter. However, the match was eventually decided after an hour's play when Willie Pettigrew, United's chief sinner earlier, took a pass from Paul Sturrock and with the home defence playing statues, he chipped home in from just inside the five yard box.
Thereafter Paul Sturrock headed against a post and Brown denied the same player with a great save as United ran out more comfortable winners than the scoreline may suggest.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||32||19||-||428||3|
|League results since United's last match|
|18th October 1980|