Dundee Utd 2
St Johnstone 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
St Johnstone 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 22nd, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,353
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paddy Connolly (13)
John O'Neil (44)
Gudmundur Torfason (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Totten

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Alex Cleland
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
John O'Neil
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Andy Rhodes
Sergei Baltacha
Sean McAuley
Gary McGinnis
John Inglis
John McCelland
Alan Moore
Tommy Turner
Paul Wright
Gudmundur Torfason
Harry Curran

Bench
Freddy van der Hoorn
Victor Ferreyra
Steve Maskrey
John Davies

Substitutions
Freddy van der Hoorn for Billy McKinlay (46)
Steve Maskrey for Sean McAuley (65)
John Davies for Tommy Turner (73)

Cautions
John Clark (37)
Jim McInally (61)
Brian Welsh (64)
Sergei Baltacha (22)
Alan Moore (54)
John Inglis (61)
Alan Moore (84)

Red Cards
Duncan Ferguson (61)
Alan Moore (84)
Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)


Match Report


United set about Saints at a terrific rate and Rhodes was in the thick of the action from the very outset of this Tayside derby. In the 13th minute he was beaten by a beautifully executed goal. John O'Neil's neat chip forward found Paddy Connolly and the youngster dragged the ball wide left before clipping the ball into the far corner from an acute angle. It proved to be a fast flowing game with Saints unlucky not to equalise in the 33rd minute when we survived a real goalmouth scramble when a goal appeared inevitable. Indeed Saints were having the better of proceedings as the interval approached, but suddenly found themselves even further behind. It started when Baltacha was caught in possession by Duncan Ferguson. The loose ball was picked up by Paddy Connolly, but his shot hit the inside of the post. The immediate danger looked over, but Grant Johnson pounced to whip the rebound across the face of the goal and John O'Neil was left with a simple tap in to give us the cushion of a two goal interval lead.

Saints almost pegged a goal back immediately after the break when Torfason hammered in a free-kick which Alan Main couldn't hold and the ball flew up and hit the bar before going over. The talking point of the second half came on the hour mark. Duncan Ferguson and John Inglis clashed on the ground which resulted in Inglis being booked and Duncan Ferguson ordered off. The numbers were soon evened up when Moore was also red carded for a second bookable offence. In a late flurry, Brian Welsh headed a net bound Paul Wright shot off the line and Harry Curran hit a post. However, Saints did get a consolation counter when Gunni Torfason headed in a Maskrey cross.



Squad Statistics (as at August 22nd, 1992)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 7 - 112 -
Alex Cleland21 7 - 988
Maurice Malpas30 7 - 54619
Brian Welsh23 1 - 463
John Clark27 7 - 27632
John O'Neil21 72514
Grant Johnson20 72173
Billy McKinlay23 611566
Jim McInally28 6 - 27015
Duncan Ferguson20 746224
Paddy Connolly22 745214
Freddy van der Hoorn (sub)28 7 - 1405






League Table (as at August 22nd, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.