Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 17th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,281
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ian Porterfield

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Paul Kinnaird
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Willie Falconer
Brian Grant
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Jim Bett
Joe Miller
Keith Edwards
Charlie Nicholas
John Hewitt

John Clark
Alan Irvine
Brian Irvine
Ian Porteous

Alan Irvine for Hamish French (46)
John Clark for Jim McInally (78)

Gary McGinnis (29)
Willie Falconer (15)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Like last week's match with Rangers, this was another hard fought midfield battle. Certainly there was a great deal more by way of chances in the first half, but the second provided less in the way of goalmouth highlights. Part of the reason for that was the loss of Hamish French at half-time. The former Highland League star returned to the side for the first time since the opening day of the season, and looked to have picked up where he had left off, contributing to our best spell of the match in the opening twenty minutes. Leighton, however, wasn't seriously troubled until midway through the half when he pulled off a flying save from Gary McGinnis' 30 yard first time drive. Aberdeen gradually forced their way into the match and Billy Thomson was at full stretch to tip a Falconer header over and do likewise when John Hewitt cracked in a rasping 25 yarder. Billy then came to our rescue when he brilliantly denied Joe Miller who had taken advantage of a misplaced pass-back. At the other end Paul Hegarty's powerful header went narrowly past the far post.

The second half was a great deal more subdued with the best chance falling to us after John Clark had replaced Jim McInally. Leighton was penalised for carrying the ball outside the box. Dave Bowman rolled the free-kick to John Clark whose fierce low drive struck the inside of the post and rebounded to safety.

Squad Statistics (as at October 17th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 18 - 132 -
Dave Narey31 18 - 67436
Maurice Malpas25 18130910
Gary McGinnis23 7 - 591
Paul Hegarty33 18161980
Eamonn Bannon29 11 - 411103
Dave Bowman23 14 - 52 -
Jim McInally23 61573
Paul Kinnaird20 5 - 16 -
Hamish French23 2 - 2 -
Iain Ferguson25 1556633
John Clark (sub)23 7110516
Alan Irvine (sub)24 6 - 6 -

League Table (as at October 17th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.