Dundee Utd 0
Falkirk 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

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

None. Iain Ferguson (missed pen.) (17)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Dave Clarke

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

J Alan Irvine
Gordon McLeod
Ken Eadie
Sam McGivern

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)

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
Billy Thomson (GK)29 36 - 150 -
Dave Narey31 31 - 68736
Paul Hegarty33 34163580
Maurice Malpas25 36132710
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.