Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


0 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 5th, 1988
Easter Road. Att. 8,401
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Alan Sneddon
Graham Mitchell
Neil Orr
Gordon Rae
Gordon Hunter
Micky Weir
Gareth Evans
Paul Kane
John Collins
Joe Tortolano
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Eddie May
George McCluskey
John Clark
Iain Ferguson

George McCluskey for Paul Kane (57) Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (74)
John Clark for Hamish French (82)

Gareth Evans (38) Paul Hegarty (14)
Ian Redford (37)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Glasgow) (Referee)

Match Report

Both sides maintained their unbeaten runs in a match of few chances played on a hard and bumpy Easter Road pitch. If there had been a winner on points then we could have expected the verdict to be in our favour as Andy Goram made two particularly fine and crucial saves early and late in the match. The first threatening move of the game brought the first of these after three minutes. Kevin Gallacher picked up the ball on the right and cut inside to the edge of the box and sent in a curling lob which Goram got a finger tip to just divert the ball on to the bar and to safety.

Few moments of anxiety were imposed on either 'keeper until late in the introduction of Iain Ferguson. The substitute collected the ball from Eamonn Bannon and turned quickly to send in an acutely angled shot which was well saved by Goram at his near post. In view of Hibs proximity in the race for fifth spot it was important not to lose ground to the Easter Road side and this result achieve just that.

Squad Statistics (as at March 5th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Alan Main (GK)20 4 - 7 -
Dave Narey31 39 - 69536
Maurice Malpas25 44233511
Paul Hegarty33 42264381
Mixu Paatelainen21 186186
Eamonn Bannon29 263426106
Ian Redford27 27712928
Jim McInally24 311823
Dave Bowman23 38 - 76 -
Hamish French24 172172
Kevin Gallacher21 27510824
John Clark (sub)23 28412619
Iain Ferguson (sub)25 38128940

League Table (as at March 5th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.