Morton 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 21st, 1987
Cappielow. Att. 2,623
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Iain Ferguson (65)

Team Managers
Allan McGraw Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
David Wylie
Alex O'Hara
Jimmy Holmes
Jim Hunter
Roddie MacDonald
Ian Clinging
Jim Boag
Tommy Turner
Rowan Alexander
Derek Collins
Jimmy Robertson
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Gordon McLeod
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Martin Doak
Jim Arthur
Dave Beaumont
J Alan Irvine

Martin Doak for Ian Clinging (60)
Jim Arthur for Rowan Alexander (69)
Dave Beaumont for Billy McKinlay (88)

None. Jim McInally (66)
Paul Sturrock (86)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

We gained our third away victory of the season thanks to a superb move which was finished off in equally fine fashion by lain Ferguson. There was rarely any danger of us losing this match against a side which had only scored one goal in its last seven games. Morton started well enough and Billy Thomson had to look lively to collect an awkwardly bouncing ball from Alexander. Wylie at the opposite end then did well to block both lain Ferguson and then Jim McInally. As pressure mounted on the home goal Wylie made saves from Iain Ferguson and Dave Bowman. In Morton's best raid of the half Boag shot just wide. Wylie again came to the rescue when he charged out of the box to deny both Paul Sturrock and John Clark.

Although we controlled the game as the second half progressed we found it difficult to carve open the home defence, until the 65th minute. Jim McInally broke down the right and his first time cross into the middle was hooked over Wylie's head by Iain Ferguson. Later John Clark appeared to be fouled in the box, but the referee waved play on. Apart from a late surge by Morton which forced Billy Thomson to save at Turner's feet, we ran out more comfortable winners than the score suggests.

Squad Statistics (as at November 21st, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Gordon McLeod56 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Billy McKinlay54 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont (sub)60 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at November 21st, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.