Airdrie 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, March 17th, 1992
Broomfield. Att. 2,533
7:30 PM Kick-off

Davie Kirkwood (20) None.
Maurice Malpas (missed pen.) (2)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Walter Kidd
Sandy Stewart
Paul Jack
Gus Caesar
Tom Black
Jimmy Boyle
Evan Balfour
Owen Coyle
Sammy Conn
Davie Kirkwood
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Grant Johnson
Mixu Paatelainen
Ray McKinnon
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra

Alan Lawrence
Mark Abercromby
John Clark
Darren Jackson

Alan Lawrence for Davie Kirkwood (75) John Clark for Grant Johnson (46)
Darren Jackson for Ray McKinnon (73)

John Martin (2)
Owen Coyle (80)
Duncan Ferguson (57)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The only change from the side which defeated Hibs for the re-arranged trip to Broomfield was on the substitute bench where Darren Jackson replaced Paddy Connolly. The match couldn't have got off to a more explosive or sensational start as Martin dropped a hopeful lob from Victor Ferreyra at the feet of Ray McKinnon and then up-ended the Tannadice youngster as he was on the point of scoring! Unlike the previous Saturday, when Burridge had been sent off, Martin was only booked and promptly redeemed himself by saving the inevitable penalty kick taken by Maurice Malpas. The game was played at a frantic pace with Airdrie desperate to get at least a point to maintain their cushion over relegation threatened St. Mirren. There was a narrow squeak for us in the 13th minute when Airdrie indulged in their own version of head tennis, but only succeeded in heading the ball over. Almost immediately Duncan Ferguson sent in a thumping 20 yarder which Martin could only turn round the post. The 20th minute was to prove crucial in this fiercely contested affair. Black's free-kick was punched clear by Alan Main, but only to Davie Kirkwood whose drive from the edge of the box went through a ruck of players and under Alan Main's body. Airdrie's hustling style was causing us problems and Kirkwood twice more went close to scoring. Before the interval, Ray McKinnon sent a dipping volley just over to sound a warning to the home side.

For the second half when we had wind advantage, John Clark replaced Grant Johnson and soon after the re-start, Airdrie somehow survived an incredible goalmouth scramble which ended with striking the top of the bar when it looked certain we would score on about three occasions! Shortly afterwards, Mixu Paatelainen did net, but was ruled off-side. Substitute Darren Jackson had a shot deflected just over, but in the end, Airdrie put an end to our hat-trick of successive wins.

Squad Statistics (as at March 17th, 1992)

1991-92 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 12 - 98 -
Alex Cleland21 263847
Brian Welsh23 71413
Freddy van der Hoorn28 3911265
Maurice Malpas29 42353218
Dave Bowman28 4122328
Grant Johnson19 3 - 3 -
Mixu Paatelainen25 34917247
Ray McKinnon21 234597
Duncan Ferguson20 34124816
Victor Ferreyra28 205205
John Clark (sub)27 36226632
Darren Jackson (sub)25 261110537

League Table (as at March 17th, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.