Motherwell 1
Dundee Utd 2
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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, March 14th, 1989
Fir Park. Att. 3,545
3:00 PM Kick-off

Colin O'Neill (pen) (62) Kevin Gallacher (36)
Miodrag Krivokapić (80)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ally Maxwell
Fraser Wishart
Chris McCart
Craig Paterson
Tom McAdam
Colin O'Neill
Martin McBride
Bobby Russell
Dougie Arnott
Steve Kirk
Gordon Mair
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Harry Curran
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher

Tom Boyd
Steve Bryce
John O'Neil
Paul Sturrock

Tom Boyd for Steve Kirk (40)
Steve Bryce for Dougie Arnott (74)

Dougie Arnott (72)
Bobby Russell (73)
Maurice Malpas (46)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

We got back on the rails following Saturday's set back against Motherwell, who have shown greatly improved form since the turn of the year. In the first half particularly, we made most of the running on a heavy Fir Park surface.

After a series of raids which failed to make inroads to Maxwell, Harry Curran played the ball through to Jimmy McInally, but the Motherwell 'keeper dived to block Jimmy's shot. Motherwell's first scoring chance came after 31 minutes when Arnott headed a corner narrowly past. Five minutes later we took the lead when Kevin Gallacher's pace took him clear of the 'Well defence and though Maxwell blocked his first effort, the ball broke back to Kevin who slid the ball into the vacant net.

We were unlucky not to go two up three minutes after the interval when a shot from Mixu Paatelainen was blocked on the line by Paterson and our appeals for hand-ball were rejected. A minute later Kevin Gallacher shot past. Motherwell began to look dangerous and in the 62nd minute got back on level terms when Dave Bowman was ruled to have brought down McBride in the box and Colin O'Neill did the needful from the penalty spot. Maxwell did well to save a free-kick from Billy McKinlay and Billy Thomson did likewise from Mair four minutes later. Ten minutes from the end Billy McKinlay found Miodrag Krivokapic on the left and the Yugoslav cut in and his left foot shot went under the diving Maxwell and went in at the far post. Four minutes later only McCart's late intervention prevented Mixu Paatelainen from reaching Kevin Gallacher's cross to the far post.

Squad Statistics (as at March 14th, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 39 - 203 -
Miodrag Krivokapić29 261261
Harry Curran22 2 - 11 -
Maurice Malpas26 40139012
Gary McGinnis25 9 - 781
Paul Hegarty34 31 - 68981
Jim McInally25 3111285
Billy McKinlay19 311502
Mixu Paatelainen22 37156326
Dave Bowman25 3621263
Kevin Gallacher22 351015536

League Table (as at March 14th, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.