Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 14th, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,588
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alex Cleland (17)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Grant Johnson
Mixu Paatelainen
Ray McKinnon
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra
John Burridge
Willie Miller
Graham Mitchell
Gordon Hunter
Tommy McIntyre
Murdo Macleod
Neil Orr
Brian Hamilton
Keith Wright
Gareth Evans
Joe Tortolano

John Clark
Paddy Connolly
David Farrell
Mark McGraw

Paddy Connolly for Grant Johnson (72)
John Clark for Victor Ferreyra (75)
David Farrell for Murdo Macleod (80)

None. Joe Tortolano (44)
Keith Wright (49)
Murdo Macleod (73)
Tommy McIntyre (88)

Red Cards
None. John Burridge (24)
Match Officials

Douglas Yeats (Perth) (Referee)

Match Report

Tannadice was cold and very windy for the visit of Hibs and it was the Easter Road men who had the advantage of the elements in the first half. The eleven who had finished the match at East End the previous week were entrusted with the task of trying to register our first win of the season over Hibs which would allow us to leap-frog them into fourth position. With only four minutes gone Hamilton elected to have a go for goal but his wind assisted shot was well held by Alan Main. That was, however, one of few Hibs attacks in the first half as they failed to capitalise on the strong wind at their back. We had the bulk of the play even against the elements and this bore fruit in the 16th minute when Grant Johnson, making his home debut, released Victor Ferreyra. The Argentinian made a bee-line for the touchline before cutting the ball back. Dave Bowman failed to connect, but Alex Cleland, coming on behind him, didn't and drilled the ball low past Burridge from ten yards. As Hibs struggled to make any kind of impression in attack and were very lucky not to go further behind in the 24th minute. Youngster Grant Johnson was once more the man who opened up the Hibs rearguard as his long ball found Victor Ferreyra who was unceremoniously brought down by Hibs goalkeeper Burridge well outside of his area. He was promptly sent off and Mitchell took over in goal. Despite their double disadvantage Hibs actually enjoyed their best spell of the game immediately after Burridge's dismissal.

Victor Ferreyra was causing the Hibs defence all kinds of problems, but Mitchell was largely untroubled as the Easter Road defence gathered en masse in front of the deputy goalie. Mitchell's first save of note was in his more orthodox full back style as he booted the ball clear from Victor Ferreyra. Almost immediately on the re-start, Mixu Paatelainen beat Mitchell, but his shot from a Duncan Ferguson cut back struck the bar! Victor Ferreyra continued to be heavily involved and Mitchell blocked a shot from the Argentinian with his foot and then palmed away a chip from influential Victor. Surprisingly, Hibs were looking more dangerous in the second period, despite their numerical disadvantage, but unlike recent games we didn't relinquish our, albeit, slender lead. Seven minutes from the end somehow Hibs survived a frantic goalmouth scramble but we had to be satisfied with a one goal victory and so we weren't able to add to that Alex Cleland goal, which gave us our third consecutive victory and pushed us into fourth spot in the table.

Squad Statistics (as at March 14th, 1992)

1991-92 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 11 - 97 -
Alex Cleland21 253837
Brian Welsh23 61403
Freddy van der Hoorn28 3811255
Maurice Malpas29 41353118
Dave Bowman28 4022318
Grant Johnson19 2 - 2 -
Mixu Paatelainen25 33917147
Ray McKinnon21 224587
Duncan Ferguson20 33124716
Victor Ferreyra28 195195
John Clark (sub)27 35226532
Paddy Connolly (sub)21 6 - 4510

League Table (as at March 14th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.