Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 3
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 3
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 31st, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,607
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (7)
Mixu Paatelainen (45)
Ian Ferguson (24)
Keith Walker (53)
Ian Ferguson (61)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Robert Dawson
Tony Fitzpatrick
Peter Godfrey
Neil Cooper
Billy Davies
Ian Ferguson
Brian Hamilton
Kenny McDowell
Keith Walker

Paul Kinnaird
Dave Bowman
Ian Cameron
Paul Lambert

Paul Kinnaird for Hamish French (45)
Dave Bowman for Paul Hegarty (51)
Ian Cameron for Campbell Money (45)
Paul Lambert for Billy Davies (64)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie Yeats (Perth) (Referee)

Match Report

The St. Mirren bogey struck again, but for a long time, the luck appeared to be heading our way after 'keeper Campbell Money had to be replaced. He was one of two Saints carried off but the Buddies came from behind to grab a victory. Things looked good when we took an early lead. John Clark played a long searching ball up the left. It struck Finnish striker Mixu on the back, but he retained control and sent in a cross from the left which Iain Ferguson headed past Money from six yards - time 7 minutes. In 24 minutes Saints Ian Ferguson was put through by Davies and he drew Billy Thomson before sliding the ball in from a narrowing angle. Shortly afterwards Campbell Money was injured in cutting out a cross from Hamish French. He carried on but had to go off eventually, Kenny McDowell taking over in goal. It was a mistake by the deputy goalie which brought us our second goal. John Clark fed Jim McInally on the left and his cross was dropped by McDowell at the feet of our new Finnish striker Mixu Paatelainen shot home in the 48th minute of the first half.

The second half was a distinct disappointment. Keith Walker strode through the defence to ram home the equaliser after 53 minutes and eight minutes later, Ian Ferguson went past Dave Narey before stroking the ball into the far post from the edge of the box. We failed to exploit the substitute goalkeeper who only had a header from Eamonn Bannon to seriously test him though Eamonn was unlucky to see an earlier shot from a Jim McInally cross sneak past the post. Later it was revealed that Dave Narey played with a back injury, and that and the end result completed an unhappy afternoon.

Squad Statistics (as at October 31st, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 22 - 136 -
Paul Hegarty33 22162380
Dave Narey31 22 - 67836
Maurice Malpas25 22131310
Billy McKinlay18 2171
John Clark23 11210917
Mixu Paatelainen20 1111
Jim McInally23 91603
Eamonn Bannon29 15 - 415103
Iain Ferguson25 1987036
Hamish French23 5 - 5 -
Dave Bowman (sub)23 17 - 55 -
Paul Kinnaird (sub)20 9 - 20 -

League Table (as at October 31st, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.