Dundee Utd 1
Kilmarnock 0
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (SPL)
Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,815
3:00 PM Kick-off

Noel Hunt (71)

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
12. Stuart Duff
3. David McCracken
18. Garry Kenneth
5. Lee Mair
2. Christian Kalvenes
7. Mark Kerr
15. Craig Conway
25. David Robertson
11. Barry Robson
10. Noel Hunt
Graeme Smith
Grant Murray
Frazer Wright
Gordon Greer
Garry Hay
James Fowler
Danny Invincibile
Rhian Dodds
Peter Leven
Colin Nish
Steven Naismith

21. Euan McLean
6. Alan Archibald
27. Gregg Burnett
30. Grant Smith
17. Greg Cameron
20. Collin Samuel
26. David Goodwillie
Alan Combe
David Lilley
Simon Ford
Ryan O'Leary
Stephen Murray
Jamie Adams
Paul Di Giacomo

Collin Samuel for Craig Conway (54)
David Goodwillie for Noel Hunt (79)
Simon Ford for Rhian Dodds (70)
Paul Di Giacomo for Peter Leven (73)
Stephen Murray for Danny Invincibile (76)

Lee Mair (34)
Noel Hunt (72)
Grant Murray (44)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Willie Collum (Referee)

Match Report

Boss Craig Levein maintained a one hundred percent record after a stunning second half strike by Noel Hunt secured a deserved three points for the Tangerines. The result also lifted the side above Motherwell in the league and stretched the gap over bottom placed Dunfermline to five points.

Noel Hunt was a starter after missing the win over Rangers through suspension, with Collin Samuel dropping onto the bench. Also granted a starting berth was Stuart Duff, who replaced Greg Cameron. For the most part it was a nervy first half, with neither side able to develop any kind of fluency. As a result chances were extremely limited, with United’s best hope of an opening appearing most likely to come through lone striker Hunt. The Irishman did have a couple of half chances midway through the half, firstly a hooked effort which narrowly missed the top left corner, then he pounced on a Barry Robson lay off but visiting keeper Graeme Smith was able to gather his low shot comfortably. Later in the half Lee Mair was booked for a succession of fouls on Killie striker Steven Naismith. From one of these free kicks the Ayrshire men almost took the lead, however Derek Stillie made a fantastic save to deny Frazer Wright.

The second half was a far more entertaining affair for the home fans, as United started to dominate proceedings. The introduction of Samuel for Craig Conway shortly into the half was to prove pivotal, as it was his direct running at the Killie defence which eventually led to the all important goal in the seventy first minute. Not for the first time, the Trinidadian left Gary Hay in his tracks as he burst down the right flank before whipping in a lethal early cross. Hunt met the delivery perfectly and struck a wonderful right foot half volley high into the net with goalkeeper Smith left helpless. United had defended comfortably all afternoon, and there was to be no real scare for the rest of the match. In truth, the home side could have increased their lead further had a late Robson drive not narrowly missed the left post.

Squad Statistics (as at November 11th, 2006)

2006-07 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)32 15 - 49 -
Christian Kalvenes29 141141
Stuart Duff24 1211444
Garry Kenneth19 41342
Lee Mair25 71201
David McCracken25 14 - 1817
Craig Conway21 14 - 14 -
David Robertson20 61172
Barry Robson28 15412417
Mark Kerr24 16 - 1265
Noel Hunt23 144144
David Goodwillie (sub)17 5 - 151
Collin Samuel (sub)25 16110711

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at November 11th, 2006)

No league table has been added for this season.