Dundee Utd 1
Hibernian 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 31st, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,955
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim McInally (81)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Freddy van der Hoorn
Jim McInally
Andy McLaren
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Michael O'Neill
Victor Ferreyra
Duncan Ferguson
John Burridge
Willie Miller
Joe Tortolano
Graham Mitchell
Tommy McIntyre
Murdo MacLeod
Micky Weir
Brian Hamilton
Keith Wright
Gareth Evans
Pat McGinlay

Alex Cleland
Paddy Connolly
Danny Lennon
David Farrell

Paddy Connolly for Victor Ferreyra (87)
Danny Lennon for Murdo MacLeod (87)

Dave Bowman (63)
John Burridge (45)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

The United line up for this game raised a few eyebrows. Out went Billy McKinlay, Alex Cleland, Gary Bollan and Paddy Connolly from the side which had drawn at Brockville. The two replacements to cause most surprise were Victor Ferreyra, back after a five match absence and Northern Ireland Internationalist Michael O'Neill who'd only recently signed a short term contract and hadn't figured in the first team for over a year. In the build up to this game Manager Jim McLean had called for a battling approach and this call was answered by the players, though not before we had survived a series of near things in front of Alan Main's goal, particularly in the first half. Evans and Wright were the main sinners In one instance, Dave Narey cleared off the line from Keith Wright when the former Dundee striker had the goal at his mercy. However, as the interval beckoned Duncan Ferguson served notice that we weren't out of contention when he headed against the post.

The second half opened with a bizarre booking for Burridge for illegally marking the pitch. In complete contrast to the first half and with John Clark and Freddy van der Hoorn having swapped roles, Hibs hardly had an attack of note after the break and now it was our turn to carve out chances. Burridge made an outstanding one-handed save from Victor Ferreyra who was in fine form. The Hibs keeper did likewise to keep out an Andy McLaren effort as the United attacks gained momentum and our efforts paid off nine minutes from time when Maurice Malpas swung over a cross from the left. Victor Ferreyra chested it down and Jim McInally was first to react as he stole in to nick the ball past Burridge for his second goal in successive matches. So, a game in which we could easily have been counted out by the interval ended with two points and continued Hibs wretched record at Tannadice.

Squad Statistics (as at October 31st, 1992)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)24 18 - 123 -
Maurice Malpas30 18 - 55719
Freddy van der Hoorn29 18 - 1515
Dave Narey36 12 - 84136
Michael O'Neill23 1 - 5412
John Clark28 18 - 28732
Andy McLaren19 3 - 19 -
Dave Bowman28 9 - 2469
Jim McInally28 17228117
Duncan Ferguson20 1697129
Victor Ferreyra28 82338
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 1876317

League Table (as at October 31st, 1992)

No league table has been added for this season.