Dundee Utd 2
Morton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 6th, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,392
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Redford (pen.) (19)
Ian Redford (25)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Allan McGraw

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
David Wylie
Alex O'Hara
Jimmy Holmes
Derek Collins
Roddie MacDonald
Carsten Margaard
Jimmy Robertson
Lars Christiansen
Rowan Alexander
Jim Hunter
Doug Robertson

J Alan Irvine
Iain Ferguson
Archie McGeachie
Martin Doak

J Alan Irvine for Mixu Paatelainen (66)
Iain Ferguson for Kevin Gallacher (82)
Archie McGeachie for Doug Robertson (64)
Martin Doak for Lars Christiansen (73)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

Our unbeaten run extended to six matches after our third victory of the season against hapless Morton. Facing an icy wind, the first real chance fell to us. Mixu Paatelainen controlled the ball on the edge of the box before getting in a shot which Wylie pushed round the post. Tragedy struck Morton defender Roddy MacDonald in the 19th minute. He used an arm to control and awkward bouncing ball and Ian Redford did the needful from the spot kick award.

The same player was on target six minutes later. Eamonn Bannon's high through ball allowed Ian Redford to beat the visitor's offside trap and his neat lob evaded the advancing Wylie and the ball sailed on and bounced into the empty net.

Now completely in control, we created a succession of chances. Eamonn Bannon's snap shot went inches wide and shortly afterwards Eamonn's 20 yarder was well saved by Wylie. Just before half-time Morton were unlucky when a Robertson shot was cleared off the line by Jim McInally. Backed by the strong wind more goals looked certain in the second half, but Morton packed their defence and with Wylie in outstanding form, we just couldn't add to our total. Eamonn Bannon went close on a couple of occasions, but lan Redford went closest to scoring, Wylie denying him his hat-trick with a brilliant save in the last minute.

Squad Statistics (as at February 6th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Alan Main (GK)56 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
J Alan Irvine (sub)65 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 6th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.