Dundee Utd 2
Dunfermline 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 23rd, 1988
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,234
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (3)
Jim McInally (6)
Mark Smith (29)
Ross Jack (76)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Joe McLeod
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Dave McKeIlar
B Robertson
Bobby Smith
John Holt
Gary Riddell
David Irons
Mark Smith
Steve Morrison
Willie Callaghan
Craig Robertson
Stuart Beedie

J Alan Irvine
Billy McKinlay
Norrie McCathie
Ross Jack

J Alan Irvine for Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay for Jim McInally (13)
Ross Jack for Willie Callaghan (70)

None. Gary Riddell (62)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)

Match Report

The Fifers may have been officially consigned to the First Division, but they went down fighting after a whirlwind start by us. lan Redford headed the ball down to Joe McLeod. Joe's shot was blocked and broke to Eamonn Bannon. Eamonn turned the ball back into the middle and Iain Ferguson, lurking at the back post, hammered the ball past McKellar - time only three minutes. Our second goal came three minutes later. Some neat interplay between Kevin Gallacher and Joe McLeod saw Joe go on to beat Riddell and Jim McInally scored with a diving header. When Jim Mclnally limped off in the 13th minute we lost a lot of our impetus and the Pars gradually clawed their way back into the game. In the 29th minute Mark Smith won the ball on the half way line and ran on to beat Billy Thomson.

Dunfermline fought hard again in the second hall and equalised in the 76th minute. The ball broke to substitute Ross Jack on the edge of the box and his parting shot went high into the net. As full time beckoned, we almost got a winner. Kevin Gallacher got the break of the ball on the half way line and ran on but McKellar blocked his shot. The ball broke to Alan Irvine, who crossed the ball into the middle and Joe McLeod's header stuck the bar!

Squad Statistics (as at April 23rd, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 46 - 160 -
Paul Hegarty33 53265481
Dave Narey31 50 - 70636
Maurice Malpas25 55234611
Jim McInally24 432944
Eamonn Bannon30 385438108
Joe McLeod20 142162
Dave Bowman24 481861
Ian Redford28 38814029
Kevin Gallacher21 36511724
Iain Ferguson25 501610144
Billy McKinlay (sub)19 101151
J Alan Irvine (sub)29 184184

League Table (as at April 23rd, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.