St Mirren 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 31st, 1988
Love Street. Att. 7,768
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kevin Gallacher (34)

Team Managers
Tony Fitzpatrick Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Tommy Wilson
David Winnie
Brian Hamilton
Peter Godfrey
Brian Martin
Ian Cameron
Paul Chalmers
Mark McWalter
Billy Davies
Peter Weir
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Paul Lambert
Steve Galloway
Harry Curran
Dave Bowman

Paul Lambert for Ian Cameron (85)
Steve Galloway for Mark McWalter (85)
Dave Bowman for Paul Hegarty (64)

None. Paul Hegarty (60)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

This Hogmanay outing produced not only our fifth straight League win but our fourth consecutive win at Love Street. For most of the first half Saints were penned back with Kevin Gallacher and Maurice Malpas coming close to scoring, though Saints with McWalter prominent threatened on occasions.

The goal which earned the points came in the 34th minute when Billy McKinlay's chip out to the left found Mixu Paatelainen. His cross to the near post was picked up by Hamish French whose shot hit the far post, but Kevin Gallacher was on hand to knock the rebound high into the net. Before the interval both Mixu Paatelainen and Kevin Gallacher might have extended that lead.

The second half started with sustained pressure by Saints. Billy Thomson made three great saves within the first five minutes, but Fridge had to react quickly to block a shot by Mixu Paatelainen. We ended the match in command again and Fridge turned away a Hamish French effort and two minutes from the end only just managed to finger-tip a Mixu Paatelainen header round the post

Squad Statistics (as at December 31st, 1988)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)30 28 - 192 -
Maurice Malpas26 29 - 37911
Paul Hegarty34 22 - 68081
Dave Beaumont25 2021175
Miodrag Krivokapić29 16 - 16 -
Dave Narey32 26 - 73636
Mixu Paatelainen21 26115222
Jim McInally24 20 - 1174
Billy McKinlay19 231422
Kevin Gallacher22 25614532
Hamish French24 181445
Dave Bowman (sub)24 2811182

League Table (as at December 31st, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.