Aberdeen 0
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


0 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 21st, 1992
Pittodrie. Att. 10,350
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Victor Ferreyra (45)
Jim McInally (83)

Team Managers
Willie Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Stewart McKimmie
Gary Smith
Brian Grant
Brian Irvine
Stephen Wright
Paul Mason
Jim Bett
Eoin Jess
Theo Ten Caat
Hans Gillhaus
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Mixu Paatelainen
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Victor Ferreyra
Darren Jackson

Paul Kane
Graeme Ferguson
John Clark
John O'Neil

Graeme Ferguson for Eoin Jess (56)
Paul Kane for Hans Gillhaus (83)
John O'Neil for Victor Ferreyra (80)

None. Freddy van der Hoorn (82)
Darren Jackson (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

Following the defeat at Airdrie, manager Jim McLean rested Dave Bowman to ensure that he would be fully fit for Scotland's friendly with Finland. Jim Mclnally replaced his former Coventry colleague and was endeavouring to maintain his remarkable scoring run against Aberdeen. The only other change was the inclusion of Darren Jackson from the start, replacing Ray McKinnon. Despite the fact that Aberdeen got off to a good start with Ten Caat shooting narrowly past in the eighth minute and then having the greater share of possession, the Dons had few chances to score apart from a couple of dangerous Irvine headers.
The whole course of the game changed completely as half time loomed large. Victor Ferreyra burst into the Dons box on a diagonal run and turned to shoot, but only half hit his effort. To everyone's surprise the ball bobbled through Snelders arms and into the far comer.

That goal saw us seize the initiative right from the start of the second half and Snelders atoned for that dreadful mistake when he made a superb diving save to keep out a Brian Welsh shot which was destined for the top comer. The Dutch keeper also saved a deflected shot from Victor Ferreyra and hoofed the ball clear from Darren Jackson after he got on the end of a misdirected pass-back. Aberdeen were now being hemmed back in their half for long periods and only overturned that pattern in the last quarter of an hour as we survived a goalmouth scramble and a penalty claim. However, that was only a temporary aberration and seven minutes left, Jim McInally once more performed his now seemingly customary act of scoring against Aberdeen when he dispossessed Ferguson on the edge of the box and drilled the ball into the far corner from ten yards to confirm victory. There can be no complaints at dropping only a single point and not conceding a single goal in four meetings against the Dons and you won't be surprised to learn that we have never bettered that since the Premier Division began.

Squad Statistics (as at March 21st, 1992)

1991-92 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 13 - 99 -
Brian Welsh23 81423
Alex Cleland21 273857
Maurice Malpas29 43353318
Freddy van der Hoorn28 4011275
Mixu Paatelainen25 35917347
Grant Johnson19 4 - 4 -
Jim McInally28 28325814
Darren Jackson25 271110637
Victor Ferreyra28 216216
Duncan Ferguson20 35124916
John O'Neil (sub)20 101402

League Table (as at March 21st, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.