Dundee Utd 0
Dunfermline 0
League (SPL)

Dundee Utd
0 - 0

League (SPL)
Saturday, January 27th, 2007
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,295
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Stephen Kenny

Starting Eleven
1. Derek Stillie
4. Lee Wilkie
3. David McCracken
16. Seán Dillon
12. Stuart Duff
2. Christian Kalvenes
7. Mark Kerr
25. David Robertson
20. Collin Samuel
10. Noel Hunt
9. Jon Daly
Dorus de Vries
Greg Shields
Scott Wilson
Phil McGuire
Stephen Glass
Gary Mason
Stephen Simmons
Scott Muirhead
Jim Hamilton
Jim O'Brien
Stevie Crawford

21. Euan McLean
18. Garry Kenneth
36. Keith Watson
5. Lee Mair
29. Morgaro Gomis
15. Craig Conway
26. David Goodwillie
Roddy McKenzie
Jamie McCunnie
Souleymane Bamba
Greg Ross
Adam Hammill
Bobby Ryan
Jim McIntyre

Craig Conway for Collin Samuel (70)
Greg Ross for Greg Shields (12)
Adam Hammill for Scott Muirhead (43)
Jamie McCunnie for Stephen Simmons (81)

David Robertson (9)
Christian Kalvenes (61)
Jim Hamilton (37)
Phil McGuire (72)
Greg Ross (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Dougie McDonald (Referee)

Match Report

A hard-working performance from United failed to yield more than a point after a goalless draw with Dunfermline.

United carried on their 4-5-1 formation, with John Daly the lone striker. McCracken replaced Kenneth, and Duff and Hunt came into the line-up in place of Cameron and Conway. For Dunfermline, Muirhead and Simmons returned and Stephen Glass made his debut at left back.

United started brightly, and it was during the opening half hour that the best chances were created. Five minutes in, Collin Samuel found himself through on the goalkeeper, but his attempted nutmeg was deflected to safety by De Vries. The Dutch keeper was in action again two minutes later to block a powerful 25-yard volley from Stuart Duff. With quarter of an hour gone, Duff turned provider, his cross from the right falling nicely from Samuel – but once again De Vries was able to save.

It took a set piece from Stephen Glass to cause United their first defensive problems – a last gasp McCracken challenge preventing Simmons from converting at the back post. United remained the more likely to score, and they had the ball in the net on the half hour mark – but referee McDonald’s whistle had already blown for a foul on De Vries. United were beginning to run out of ideas though, and Dunfermline almost grabbed a surprise lead through Hamilton; a close range turn and shot not far over the bar. With the interval approaching, Hunt naerly set up Daly for his first goal in Tangerine, but under pressure from De Vries the big Irishman fired over from twelve yards.

United continued to press forward in the second half, but both goalkeepers were rarely troubled. On sixty-five minutes Daly headed over from eight yards, from a well-placed Stuart Duff free-kick. Conway replaced Samuel as United looked to find the killer final ball, which was badly lacking. With little more than ten minutes left, the switch almost paid dividends. A Conway free-kick found Robertson free in the box but his header dipped inches past the post with De Vries well beaten. With the seconds ticking away Kalvenes, Wilkie and Kerr all had efforts on goal, but a combination of good defending and poor finishing meant De Vries was not called into action again, and a stale-mate ensued.

Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 2007)

2006-07 All Time
Derek Stillie (GK)33 28 - 62 -
Stuart Duff25 2411564
David McCracken25 2311908
Seán Dillon23 3 - 3 -
Lee Wilkie26 3 - 3 -
Christian Kalvenes29 211211
Mark Kerr24 29 - 1395
David Robertson20 194305
Collin Samuel25 29512015
Noel Hunt24 208208
Jon Daly24 4 - 4 -
Craig Conway (sub)21 27 - 27 -

Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)

League Table (as at January 27th, 2007)

No league table has been added for this season.