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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 7th, 1989
Dens Park. Att. 16,332
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Hamish French (44)

Team Managers
Dave Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Rab Shannon
John Holt
Gordon Chisholm
Stuart Forsyth
Wes Saunders
Steven Frail
Stuart Rafferty
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Joe McBride
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Billy Kirkwood
Steve Campbell
Alex Cleland
Paul Sturrock

None. Paul Sturrock for Billy McKinlay (83)

Keith Wright (10)
Rab Shannon (14)
Billy McKinlay (8)
Dave Bowman (34)
Dave Beaumont (63)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Match Report

We emerged from the third derby of the season with a 100% record in tact after the closest of the three encounters so far. After getting off to a good start in the early stages, Dundee counter-attacked taking full advantage of both slope and wind, however they failed to really test Billy Thomson.

A minute before half-time we grabbed the all important goal. Mixu Paatelainen robbed John Holt midway inside their half and laid on the perfect through ball to Hamish French who astutely slid the ball past Geddes.

After the interval few goalmouth incidents occurred at either end though and for the most part we held on to our lead, all be it narrow, with relative ease. With seven minutes remaining there was the pleasing sight of Paul Sturrock returning to action for his first appearance of the season.

Squad Statistics (as at January 7th, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Billy McKinlay54 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock (sub)67 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at January 7th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.