Motherwell 4
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


4 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 16th, 1988
Fir Park. Att. 3,622
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steve Cowan (43)
Steve Kirk (48)
Hamish French o.g. (50)
Steve Kirk (89)
Joe McLeod (34)
John Clark (49)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Cammy Duncan
Fraser Wishart
John Philliben
Craig Paterson
Tom McAdam
Tom Boyd
Paul Kinnaird
Bobby Russell
Steve Cowan
Steve Kirk
Gordon Mair
Alan Main
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Joe McLeod
J Alan Irvine
Ian McPhee
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Hamish French
Iain Ferguson

Ray Farningham
Paul Smith
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally

Ray Farningham for Gordon Mair (74)
Paul Smith for Paul Kinnaird (85)
Jim McInally for Billy McKinlay (63)
Eamonn Bannon for Ian McPhee (74)

None. Dave Beaumont (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

With injury and suspension causing so many call-offs, our team resembled something of a shadow squad. However, we started well enough and Ian McPhee almost put us ahead after 21 minutes with a 25 yarder which skimmed the bar. Thirteen minutes later we took the lead. Iain Ferguson laid the ball into Joe McLeod path and the youngster's shot from an acute angle went in via the far post. Two minutes form half-time 'Well equalised. We falled to clear our lines and Kirk's cross into.the box was picked up by Steve Cowan who wheeled and smashed a tremendous shot into the top left hand corner.

Three minutes into the second half 'Well went ahead when Steve Kirk followed up to finish a rebound off the crossbar after a Mair cross took a deflection off Gary McGinnis. Within a minute we were level, Ian McPhee curling in a free kick which John Clark rose high to head past Duncan from close-in. The burst of scoring continued, however, and Hamish French put through his own goal a minute later following a Mair corner. The closest we came to an equaliser was a Jim McInally shot which went inches wide and Motherwell struck again in the final minute when Steve Kirk won the ball and ran on to beat Alan Main.

Squad Statistics (as at April 16th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Alan Main (GK)20 10 - 13 -
Maurice Malpas25 53234411
Dave Beaumont24 121973
Gary McGinnis24 17 - 691
Joe McLeod20 132152
Ian McPhee27 152152
J Alan Irvine29 174174
John Clark23 37513520
Billy McKinlay18 91141
Iain Ferguson25 48149942
Hamish French24 244244
Jim McInally (sub)24 411923
Eamonn Bannon (sub)29 365436108

League Table (as at April 16th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.