Dundee Utd 2
Dunfermline 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 26th, 1989
Tannadice Park. Att. 9,158
3:00 PM Kick-off

Freddy van der Hoorn (7)
Michael O'Neill (35)
Ross Jack (30)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Miodrag Krivokapić
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
John Clark
Michael O'Neill
Hamish French
Peter Hinds
Ian Westwater
Jimmy Nicholl
Doug Rougvie
Norrie McCathie
Grant Tierney
Billy Abercromby
Paul Smith
Stuart Rafferty
Ross Jack
George O'Boyle
Davie Irons

Mixu Paatelainen
Darren Jackson
Ray Sharp
Eddie Gallacher

Mixu Paatelainen for Michael O'Neill (75)
Ray Sharp for Jimmy Nicholl (29)

Miodrag Krivokapić (36)
Doug Rougvie (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

G Evans (Bishopbriggs) (Referee)

Match Report

Newcomer Peter Hinds made his Premier debut in this match and although his name doesn't appear on the scoresheet, he was very impressive and had a big hand in our winning goal. We started off like a train and created numerous chances before taking tho lead after only seven minutes. Freddy van der Hoorn collected a loose ball some thirty yards out and powered in a low drive which beat Westwater and went via the inside of the far post. It might have been two nine minutes later when Westwater appeared to drop a cross and Peter Hinds knocked the ball into an empty net, but the referee ruled that Westwater had been fouled. There was a rude awakening for us in the 33rd minute when Sharp crossed for Ross Jack to head in strongly. Five minutes later we were back in front. Freddy Van Der Hoorn's cross from the right was headed down but blocked by Westwater, but Michael O'Neill was following up and had the simple of task of netting.

Newly promoted Dunfermline fought tooth and nail in the second half in a match which looked more like a cup-tie than a League encounter. Ross Jack broke clear on two occasions but his finishing let him down, but a header in the final minute looked to have secured a point, until Billy Thomson launched himself to his left to tip Jack's header to safety and ensure our first League win of the season.

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 1989)

1989-90 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 2 - 215 -
Maurice Malpas27 5140513
Freddy van der Hoorn25 5151
Dave Narey33 5 - 76136
Miodrag Krivokapić29 2 - 331
Michael O'Neill20 4343
Jim McInally25 5 - 1425
Dave Bowman25 3 - 1333
John Clark24 5 - 17222
Hamish French25 31548
Peter Hinds27 2121
Mixu Paatelainen (sub)22 517629

League Table (as at August 26th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.