Falkirk 0
Dundee Utd 4
League (Premier Division)


0 - 4

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 5th, 1991
Brockville. Att. 5,155
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Duncan Ferguson (14)
Victor Ferreyra (68)
Victor Ferreyra (75)
Mixu Paatelainen (84)

Team Managers
Jim Jefferies Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ian Westwater
Neil Duffy
Tommy McQueen
John Hughes
Crawford Baptie
Brian Rice
Kevin McAllister
Alex Taylor
Eddie May
Simon Stainrod
Paul Smith
Guido van de Kamp
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
John Clark
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra

Scott McKenzie
Gary Lennox
Gary Bollan
Mixu Paatelainen

Gary Lennox for Alex Taylor (24)
Scott McKenzie for Brian Rice (60)
Mixu Paatelainen for Victor Ferreyra (80)
Gary Bollan for Duncan Ferguson (86)

Alex Taylor (7)
Paul Smith (57)
John Hughes (67)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Herald (Newton Mearns) (Referee)

Match Report

Our 4-0 win at Brockville was not only our biggest win of this season, but the first time we have won a Premier Division encounter by four goals since we defeated Hamilton Accies 5-0 at Douglas Park in January 1989. Obviously, it is also our best return from an away fixture since then and, indeed, is our first success on opponent's territory since a l-0 victory at Love Street last March. Falkirk had four ex-United men in their line-up and as early as the eighth minute one of them Alex Taylor, was yellow-carded for a deliberate body-check on Victor Ferreyra. The opening goal came after 14 minutes when Dave Bowman's persistancy carried him past two Falkirk defenders on the right before sending over an inch perfect cross for Duncan Ferguson to head home his fifth goal of the season at the near post. Former United players in the home ranks continued to figure prominently. First Alex Taylor was injured in a clash with Dave Bowman and had to hobble off with a hip injury shortly afterwards. Then Guido Van De Kamp slipped as he came out for a Neil Duffy cross and Eddie May was literally on hand to palm the ball over the line, though it appeared he could just have easily headed the ball home! The "goal" was instantly chalked off by the referee. Before half-time Victor Ferreyra curled a free-kick past the defensive wall which Westwater only just managed to keep out.

Paul Smith, the fourth ex-Tannadice man in the Bairns ranks became the second Falkirk player to be booked for a trip on John O'Neil in the 57th minute. The killer blow for the home side came in the 68th minute when John Clark's free was headed on by Duncan Ferguson and Victor Ferreyra smashed the ball past Westwater with an angled volley to open his scoring account for the club. With quarter of an hour left Victor Ferreyra won a race for the ball with Hughes and deftly chipped the ball into the far corner for his second. Victor retired from the play with the minutes left to rapturous applause from the sizable United support in the 5,000 plus crowd and Mixu Paatelainen, his replacement, was to grab our fourth and final goal. John O'Neil slung over a cross from the left and the Finn headed the ball through Westwater's arms to complete an emphatic and deserved victory.

Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1991)

1991-92 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)27 5 - 5 -
Dave Narey35 9 - 81236
Freddy van der Hoorn27 101975
Maurice Malpas29 13150316
Billy McKinlay22 1311385
Dave Bowman27 1312047
Jim McInally27 4 - 23411
John Clark27 11124131
John O'Neil20 3 - 331
Duncan Ferguson19 85229
Victor Ferreyra27 2222
Gary Bollan (sub)18 81101
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)24 13315141

League Table (as at October 5th, 1991)

No league table has been added for this season.