Raith Rovers 0
Dundee Utd 2
Friendly


Raith Rovers 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd


Friendly
Saturday, January 2nd, 1982
Starks Park. Att. 1,006
7:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Eamonn Bannon 
Ralph Milne 

Team Managers
Gordon Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Donaldson
Craig Robertson
McDonogh
Ford
Houston
Thomson
Russell
Urquhart
Gibson
Carroll
Mitchell
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
John Holt
Iain Phillip
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Ballantyne
Irvine
Derek Murray
John Reilly

Substitutions
Ballantyne for Gibson (70)
Irvine for Ford (80)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials





Match Report


United's New Years day fixture fell victim to the weather with Tannadice more suitable for ice hockey than football! But at least United fans were able to see their team in action for the first time since defeating Winterslag on 9th December.

It took time for a rusty United side to subdue their First Division opponents in this hastily arranged friendly. The opening goal came from the penalty spot after 59 minutes. Craig Robertson, making his debut for the Fifers held Eamonn Bannon in the area and the United midfielder scored from the spot. And with only three minutes left, Ralph Milne was left unmarked at the far post to head in an Eamonn Bannon cross for United's second. The winning margin would have been greater had Paul Sturrock not passed up a couple of golden opportunities near the end.



Squad Statistics (as at January 2nd, 1982)


1981-82 All Time
Age


League Table (as at January 2nd, 1982)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 15 11 3 1 +19 25
2. DUNDEE UTD 14 7 4 3 +14 18
3. St Mirren 15 7 4 4 +5 18
4. Aberdeen 15 7 4 4 +5 18
5. Rangers 15 6 6 3 +4 18
6. Hibernian 17 5 6 6 +4 16
7. Morton 15 5 3 7 -9 13
8. Dundee 18 5 1 12 -12 11
9. Airdrie 16 3 5 8 -17 11
10. Partick Th 16 2 4 10 -13 8

League results since United's last match
12th December 1981
Dundee3-1Airdrie
19th December 1981
Hibernian3-0Partick Th
Rangers2-1Dundee
2nd January 1982
Hibernian2-1Dundee