Dundee Utd 0
Falkirk 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Falkirk 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 9th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,617
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Dave Clarke

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Gordon Marshall
Ian MacLeod
Jim Dempsey
Stuart Romaines
Colin McNair
Roddie Manley
Lex Grant
Andy Nicol
Crawford Baptie
Sammy Conn
John Stewart

Bench
J Alan Irvine
Gordon McLeod
Ken Eadie
Sam McGivern

Substitutions
Gordon McLeod for John Clark (63)
J Alan Irvine for Iain Ferguson (72)
Sam McGivern for Lex Grant (88)
Ken Eadie for John Stewart (89)

Cautions
Kevin Gallacher (7)
Colin McNair (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

P Hanley (Coatbridge) (Referee)


Match Report


There was an early scare for us when Billy Thomson's clearance struck Baptie and spun viciously towards goal, but thankfully struck the wrong side of the post. Play was immediately swung to the other end and Marshall could only tip over a looping Paatelainen header. lain Ferguson then first timed a shot just over the bar, but eight minutes later in the 17th minute the striker had an even better chance. Kevin Gallacher pushed the ball through to Mixu, who went on to round the 'keeper who brought him down. Unfortunately, lain Ferguson's spot-kick was wide of the left-hand post. A little of the momentum went out of our play though only a McNair header off the line kept out a Mixu header.

After the break there was less pressure on the visitor's goal and Conn brought out a fine save from Billy Thomson when he palmed away his strong header. On the hour mark a Kevin Gallacher shot was well saved by Marshall, particularly as it was deflected. Marshall then saved well from a volley hit by Mixu. From then on a goalless draw always appeared the inevitable outcome of a disappointing game for the home support.



Squad Statistics (as at January 9th, 1988)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)29 36 - 150 -
Paul Hegarty33 34163580
Maurice Malpas25 36132710
Dave Narey31 31 - 68736
Mixu Paatelainen20 103103
Dave Bowman23 30 - 68 -
Jim McInally23 231743
John Clark23 23412119
Iain Ferguson25 33128440
Hamish French23 9191
Kevin Gallacher21 20210121
Gordon McLeod (sub)20 133273
J Alan Irvine (sub)29 11 - 11 -






League Table (as at January 9th, 1988)


No league table has been added for this season.