Dundee Utd 2
Airdrie 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 11th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,056
3:00 PM Kick-off

Victor Ferreyra (82)
Darren Jackson (88)
Davie Kirkwood (84)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Guido van de Kamp
Alex Cleland
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
Ray McKinnon
Darren Jackson
Duncan Ferguson
John Martin
Walter Kidd
Sandy Stewart
Jimmy Sandison
Chris Honor
Tom Black
Jimmy Boyle
Evan Balfour
Andy Smith
Davie Kirkwood
Owen Coyle

Paddy Connolly
Victor Ferreyra
John Watson
Paul Jack

Victor Ferreyra for Ray McKinnon (64)
Paul Jack for Andy Smith (86)

None. Evan Balfour (34)
Tom Black (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The same eleven who had earned both points at Brockville were entrusted with the task of trying to breakdown an Airdrie defence which hadn't conceded a goal in their last three outings. That proud record was almost dented in the fifth minute when Dave Bowman got in behind the Diamonds defence and cut the ball back from the bye-line, but Duncan Ferguson shot over the bar. Airdrie replied in the twelfth minute when Boyle controlled a Kirkwood cross and hit an angled shot across the face of the goal and past the far post. Such goalmouth action wasn't to set the trend of a match which was for the most part, a story of near complete territorially ascendancy by United against a defiant and resolute Airdrie defence.

Even on the rare occasions that we did manage to pierce the visitors rearguard, we found 'keeper John Martin in equally defiant mood. In the 59th minute he tipped a Maurice Malpas shot from just outside the box over the bar. The Airdrie goalie then dealt comfortably with a Freddy Van der Hoorn shot from a short free-kick, but was at full stretch to tip over a fierce first time volley from Victor Ferreyra who had replaced Ray McKinnon in the 64th minute. With ten minutes left, John Clark curled a free-kick fractionally over the top as we stepped up our efforts. Two minutes later came the deserved breakthrough. Alex Cleland flighted over a ball from the right which Mixu Paatelainen flicked on to Duncan Ferguson whose hooked shot was going wide of the far post until Victor Ferreyra stole in to guide the ball past Martin into the far corner from an acute angle. Having taken so long to prise open their defence it was disconcerting to find ourselves pegged back to equality within a couple of minutes when Davie Kirkwood struck a thunderous volley which raged into the far comer after the ball had been knocked out to him.

Fortunately, the drama wasn't over and with only two minutes remaining Darren Jackson controlled a long ball out of defence and engineered himself precious space before curling in a great shot from just outside the box which Martin managed to get a hand to, but couldn't prevent the ball going over the line to give us a victory which our domination of the play alone warranted.

Squad Statistics (as at January 11th, 1992)

1991-92 All Time
Guido van de Kamp (GK)27 24 - 24 -
Alex Cleland21 171755
Freddy van der Hoorn28 2911165
Maurice Malpas29 32252217
Dave Bowman27 3122228
Jim McInally27 22125212
John Clark27 28225832
Mixu Paatelainen24 25616344
Ray McKinnon21 153516
Darren Jackson25 19119837
Duncan Ferguson20 2583912
Victor Ferreyra (sub)27 124124

League Table (as at January 11th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.