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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, February 3rd, 1988
Tynecastle Park. Att. 13,710
7:30 PM Kick-off

Gary Mackay (78) Ian Redford (pen.) (55)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald & Sandy Jardine Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Hugh Burns
Brian Whittaker
Neil Berry
Mike Galloway
Dave McPherson
Gary Mackay
Kenny Black
John Robertson
John Colquhoun
Wayne Foster
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Ian Jardine
Sandy Clark
John Clark
J Alan Irvine

Sandy Clark for Wayne Foster (67)
Ian Jardine for Hugh Burns (73)
John Clark for Mixu Paatelainen (85)

Gary Mackay (73) Eamonn Bannon (53)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dougie Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

After being on the receiving end in the two earlier meetings, it is pleasant to report that this was a thoroughly deserved draw and indeed onIy a goal for the home side preserved their long standing unbeaten home run. If the first half proved disappointing, with neither 'keeper called into any serious action, the second period was full of action and opened in explosive fashion. Neil Foster smashed a volley off the outside post a minute after the restart, then in a sweeping move downfield involving Maurice Malpas and Hamish French, Hamish crossed to the far post where Kevin Gallacher's powerful header was miracuously kept out by Henry Smith.

In the 55th minute Maurice Malpas' chip over the Hearts defensive wall found Kevin Gallacher in the clear. Kevin homed in on goal and was brought down by Henry Smith. Ian Redford stepped up and though Smith got a touch he couldn't prevent lan's penalty from going in. Hearts reply was a spell of hectic pressure as they chased an equaliser. Eventually it came in the 78th minute. Substitute lan jardine's chip into the box was nodded down by Colquhoun to Gary Mackay to shoot low past Billy Thomson. Hearts' efforts to equaliser seemed to have drained them and before the end Jim McInally with a 20 yard volley and Eamonn Bannon both came close to snatching a winner.

Squad Statistics (as at February 3rd, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 3rd, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.