Dundee Utd 0
Falkirk 2
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
0 - 2
Falkirk 

League (SPL)
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,798
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Alan Gow (14)
Danny McBreen (39)

Team Managers
Craig Brewster
John Hughes

Starting Eleven
17. Craig Samson
6. Charlie Mulgrew
23. Paul Ritchie
28. Ross Gardiner
12. Stuart Duff
3. David McCracken
29. Stuart Abbot
5. Alan Archibald
7. Mark Kerr
25. David Robertson
21. Collin Samuel
Mark Howard
Jack Ross
Tiago Jonas Rodrigues
Karl Dodd
Kenny Milne
Vitor Lima
Patrick Cregg
Stephen O'Donnell
Tam Scobbie
Alan Gow
Danny McBreen

Bench
31. Euan McLean
30. Willie Easton
18. Garry Kenneth
4. Derek McInnes
26. Greg Cameron
10. Jim McIntyre
36. David Goodwillie
Allan Ferguson
Andy Lawrie
Liam Craig
Neil Scally
Craig McPherson
Graeme Churchill
Pedro Moutinho

Substitutions
Garry Kenneth for Paul Ritchie (45)
Jim McIntyre for David Robertson (45)
David Goodwillie for Ross Gardiner (74)
Liam Craig for Alan Gow (83)
Neil Scally for Stephen O'Donnell (85)
Pedro Moutinho for Danny McBreen (87)

Cautions
Mark Kerr
Stephen O'Donnell (81)
Vitor Lima (78)

Red Cards
None. Patrick Cregg (81)
Match Officials

Craig MacKay (Referee)


Match Report


After an uneventful opening, Allan Gow grabbed the opener for the Bairns in 13 minutes after Paul Ritchie failed to make proper contact on a through ball. As a result Gow was left with an easy chance to place the ball into the corner from 6 yards. The lead was doubled in 38 minutes when Daniel McBreen was left all alone to bundle a Lima corner over the line, with the United defence posted missing. In between times David Robertson had tried his luck from range and Charlie Mulgrew attempted to curl in a free kick but neither player was close to restoring hope for in what was for the United faithful a poor first half. On the stroke of half time Falkirk keeper Mark Howard did well to palm away a Mulgrew corner which had deceived him at the near post.

Jim McIntyre and Garry Kenneth were sent on at half time in an attempt to change United’s fortunes at either end of the field, however it was still Falkirk who continued to look the more likely to score. Midway through the half Alan Archibald gifted McBreen a clear sight of goal after an attempted clearance, but the striker was not able to direct a shot on target much to the relief of the United defender. McBreen did better moments later when he stooped low to meet a Gow cross, however the effort still failed to test Craig Samson. Mulgrew attempted to find United a route back into the game with another set piece effort but again failed to find the target. As the game drew to a close, tempers boiled over as the players became involved in a mass brawl in the middle of the park following an incident between United sub David Goodwillie and Falkirk’s Patrick Cregg. Cregg was subsequently sent off after referee Mackay had spotted his stamp down the back of Goodwillie’s calf. At this stage it was too late for United to capitalise and things almost got worse in injury time as Falkirk sub Neil Scally struck a long range shot off the bar.



Squad Statistics (as at April 29th, 2006)


2005-06 All Time
Age
Craig Samson (GK)22 6 - 6 -
Stuart Abbot19 2 - 2 -
Paul Ritchie30 23 - 54 -
David McCracken24 3521657
Charlie Mulgrew20 122122
Ross Gardiner19 2 - 2 -
Stuart Duff24 31 - 1303
Alan Archibald28 3711257
David Robertson19 101101
Mark Kerr24 3821105
Collin Samuel24 367899
Garry Kenneth (sub)18 141281
Jim McIntyre (sub)33 27116243
David Goodwillie (sub)17 9191


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at April 29th, 2006)


No league table has been added for this season.