Aberdeen 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 1st, 1989
Pittodrie. Att. 16,667
3:00 PM Kick-off

Charlie Nicholas (67) None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott & Alex Smith Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Stewart McKimmie
Paul Mason
Brian Grant
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Charlie Nicholas
Jim Bett
Willem Van der Ark
Robert Connor
John Hewitt
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
J Alan Irvine
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher

Brian Irvine
Davie Dodds
Gary McGinnis
Charlie Adam

Brian Irvine for Willem Van der Ark (57)
Davie Dodds for John Hewitt (85)
Gary McGinnis for Dave Bowman (68)
Charlie Adam for J Alan Irvine (75)

Jim Bett (81) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

The third hurdle of what had been a tough week brought about exactly the same end product — a single goal defeat. The unwelcome treble also virtually killed off any hopes we had of winning a trophy this season.

As per usual in a new firm derby there was little between the sides. Aberdeen did make the early running but only a Hewitt chip and wayward Bett shot offered any threat in the opening quarter of an hour. For the remainder of that opening half we controlled proceedings and Kevin Gallacher, Alex Cleland and Jim McInally all had chances with Snelders also saving a Kevin Gallacher shot from the edge of the box.

As the second period progressed yet another draw looked on the cards until Bett carved out a chance, which Charlie Nicholas tucked away in the 67th minute. Whilst Irvine and Mason had chances to add to that goal, debutant Charlie Adam almost snatched an equaliser when his header from a Maurice Malpas cross sneaked past the post with Snelders, for once, looking vulnerable.

Squad Statistics (as at April 1st, 1989)

1988-89 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)31 43 - 207 -
Maurice Malpas26 44139412
Paul Hegarty34 35 - 69381
Alex Cleland18 12 - 13 -
Dave Narey32 40 - 75036
Jim McInally25 3511325
Dave Bowman25 3921293
Billy McKinlay19 351542
J Alan Irvine30 5 - 244
Kevin Gallacher22 391115937
Paul Sturrock32 11 - 571170
Gary McGinnis (sub)25 13 - 821
Charlie Adam (sub)26 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at April 1st, 1989)

No league table has been added for this season.