Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Hearts 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 13th, 1993
Tynecastle Park. Att. 7,087
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Baird (19) None.

Team Managers
Joe Jordan Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Alan McLaren
Glynn Snodin
Craig Levein
Graeme Hogg
George Wright
John Robertson
Derek Ferguson
Ian Baird
John Millar
Ian Ferguson
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Michael O'Neill
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Ally Mauchlen
Eamonn Bannon
Christian Dailly
Jim McInally

Substitutions
Eamonn Bannon for Ian Ferguson (76)
Ally Mauchlen for George Wright (82)
Christian Dailly for Scott Crabbe (60)
Jim McInally for Dave Bowman (82)

Cautions
Graeme Hogg (69) Dave Bowman (57)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Pocock (Aberdeen) (Referee)



Match Report


At the time this was very much a European four pointer, but unfortunately, it followed the all too familiar pattern of our past visits to the Gorgie area of the Capital as Hearts extended their unbeaten record against us to eight years - easily our worst at any of the Premier grounds. Yet, on the balance of play, as in most of our meetings with the Jam Tarts, a draw was the least we deserved. After we had made most of the attacking noises, Hearts went ahead immediately following one of the few direct shots Alan Main had to deal with. The United keeper tipped over a Snodin free-kick, but when the corner came over, Snodin's kick escaped through Alan Main's hands and although Robertson failed to apply the killer touch, Ian Baird, lurking at the far post, didn't and squeezed the ball home. Paddy Connolly was only denied by the legs of Walker just before half-time and the catalogue of Tangerine misses continued into the second half.

Christian Dailly had only been on the field for a couple of minutes when he out paced the home defence to run on to Duncan Ferguson's through ball, but scooped his final shot over Walker and fractionally wide of the far post! Twice before the end Paddy Connolly had opportunities to ensure we didn't leave empty-handed, but though beaten, we were certainly not down-hearted at the team's showing. The story of the match can be summed up with home keeper Nicky Walker being named Man of the Match. However, defeat meant Hearts led us by two points with the bonus of a game in hand,but as it proved, Europe was not to be a lost cause.



Squad Statistics (as at March 13th, 1993)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)25 40 - 145 -
Mark Perry22 161161
Dave Narey36 24 - 85336
Maurice Malpas30 38 - 57719
Michael O'Neill23 17 - 7012
John Clark28 35230434
Dave Bowman29 20 - 2579
Billy McKinlay23 3131818
Paddy Connolly22 38128322
Scott Crabbe24 204204
Duncan Ferguson21 30148534
Christian Dailly (sub)19 8 - 427
Jim McInally (sub)29 31429519






League Table (as at March 13th, 1993)


No league table has been added for this season.