Dundee Utd 2
Partick Th 1
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Partick Th 

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, December 1st, 1992
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,241
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim McInally (44)
John O'Neil (66)
Gerry Britton (58)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Miodrag Krivokapić
Gary Bollan
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Michael O'Neill
Jim McInally
John O'Neil
Duncan Ferguson
Paddy Connolly
Andy Murdoch
Ray Farningham
Don McVicar
Paul McLaughlin
Willie Jamieson
Ian Cameron
Tommy Smith
Sammy Johnston
Gerry Britton
Davie Irons
Isaac English

Bench
John Clark
Scott Crabbe
Paul Kinnaird
Martin Clark

Substitutions
None. Paul Kinnaird for Isaac English (72)

Cautions
Duncan Ferguson (82)
Willie Jamieson (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike Pocock (Aberdeen) (Referee)


Match Report


Following the disappointing performance against Airdrie, changes were rife in the Tangerines line-up. The most notable ones being the temporary return of Gary Bollan from suspension and Jim McInally and Duncan Ferguson, both fit again. Thistle arrived at Tannadice in the wake of two heavy defeats by Aberdeen and Rangers and soon found themselves under virtual siege conditions. John O'Neil hit a post after ten minutes and Murdoch redeemed himself after giving the ball away from a back-pass to Paddy Connolly by diving at his feet.

And it was the new pass-back rule which was instrumental in us going ahead a minute before the interval. Jamieson pushed the ball back to Murdoch, but John O'Neil nipped in to dispossess the Jags' keeper and went to the bye-line before cutting the ball back for Jim McInally to scramble home.

Although it continued to be even greater one way traffic from there on, a shock was in store for us in the 58th minute when Alan Main's clearance from a back-pass went straight to Gerry Britton who promptly ran in, rounded Alan and slotted the ball into an empty net. Thistle were soon back on the rack and it took a Farningham goal-line clearance from John O'Neil's shot to keep the visitors on level terms. Respite was only temporary, however. When the corner came over John O'Neil slipped the ball home from close range after a Gary Bollan effort had first been blocked. Remarkably, in Thistle's only other attack of the second half Britton ought to have equalised but skied the ball over. In the last ten minutes, we had three golden chances to complete a much more emphatic victory which would have been a more proper reflection of United's superiority throughout the match.



Squad Statistics (as at December 1st, 1992)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)24 23 - 128 -
Miodrag Krivokapić33 5 - 1041
Freddy van der Hoorn29 23 - 1565
Maurice Malpas30 23 - 56219
Gary Bollan19 71222
Brian Welsh23 6 - 513
Michael O'Neill23 6 - 5912
Jim McInally28 21328518
John O'Neil21 183625
Duncan Ferguson20 1797229
Paddy Connolly22 2386818






League Table (as at December 1st, 1992)


No league table has been added for this season.