Dundee Utd 3
Airdrie 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
3 - 0
Airdrie 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 17th, 1993
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,200
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Christian Dailly (2)
Gary Bollan (28)
Paddy Connolly (67)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Gary Bollan
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe
John Martin
Jimmy Boyle
Sandy Stewart
Jimmy Sandison
Gus Caesar
Kenny Black
Paul Jack
Chris Honor
Justin Fashanu
Alan Lawrence
Owen Coyle

Bench
David Hannah
Andy McLaren
Andy Smith
John Watson

Substitutions
David Hannah for Dave Bowman (80)
John Watson for Mark Lawrence (69)

Cautions
None. Kenny Black (40)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Bonkle) (Referee)



Match Report


As we tried to make amends for the dismal showing against Hibs, the Tannadice rearguard was completely reshaped, but it is in attack where we have so often found Airdrie such a tough nut to crack. On this occasion and in front of Tannadice's lowest crowd of the season, however, our task was greatly helped by going in front after only a couple of minutes play. Christian Dailly started and finished the move. He made a penetrating run in from the left before cutting the ball back to Paddy Connolly. He sent a shot crashing off the underside of the bar and Christian Dailly knocked the ball home after it had run loose. Airdrie scorned a great chance to get back into the match when Jack hit the outside of the post from a penalty given for Gary Bollan's trip on Lawrence. They paid a heavy price for that miss when Gary Bollan rose and bulleted a header past Martin from a Scott Crabbe corner ten minutes later. Fashanu then clipped a shot over when it seemed easier to score and although the visitors did have the bulk of possession,they were never as dangerous in the second half.

United, by contrast, were far more menacing and forged further ahead when Christian Dailly caught Sandison in possession and laid the ball inside to Paddy Connolly who had bags of time and space to pick his spot as he beat Martin. Before the end Paddy Connolly stabbed the ball against a post and Martin tipped over a Brian Welsh header, but we had to be satisfied with a three goal winning margin - remarkably our biggest home win of the season. More importantly, with Hearts losing to Aberdeen, the Tangerines edged above the Tynecastle side into fourth.



Squad Statistics (as at April 17th, 1993)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)25 44 - 149 -
Mark Perry22 191191
Freddy van der Hoorn29 32 - 1655
Brian Welsh24 142595
Gary Bollan20 132283
Christian Dailly19 111458
Alex Cleland22 24 - 1158
Dave Bowman29 21 - 2589
Billy McKinlay23 3531858
Paddy Connolly22 43168826
Scott Crabbe24 254254
David Hannah (sub)19 5 - 5 -






League Table (as at April 17th, 1993)


No league table has been added for this season.