Dundee Utd 1
Kilmarnock 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
Kilmarnock 

League (SPL)
Saturday, May 7th, 2005
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,576
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim McIntyre (16)
Kris Boyd (53)

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
1. Tony Bullock
5. Alan Archibald
2. Mark Wilson
23. Paul Ritchie
39. Garry Kenneth
12. Stuart Duff
7. Mark Kerr
11. Barry Robson
8. Grant Brebner
19. Stevie Crawford
10. Jim McIntyre
Alan Combe
David Lilley
Gordon Greer
Freddy Dindeleux
James Fowler
Gary McDonald
Gary Locke
Peter Leven
Garry Hay
Colin Nish
Gary Wales

Bench
47. Nick Colgan
3. David McCracken
4. Derek McInnes
36. Greg Cameron
16. James Grady
9. Collin Samuel
14. Billy Dodds
Graeme Smith
Rhian Dodds
Jamie Hamill
Kris Boyd
Steven Naismith
Allan Johnston
Stevie Murray

Substitutions
Collin Samuel for Stuart Duff (70)
Kris Boyd for Colin Nish (45)
Steven Naismith for Gordon Greer (63)
Allan Johnston for Gary Wales (90)

Cautions
Mark Wilson (53)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike McCurry (Referee)
Stewart Shearer & Steven Craven (Assistants)


Match Report


United fielded the same 3-5-2 starting line up that saw them to victory in last week’s derby. Grant Brebner managed to overcome injury with the help of an intensive warm-up with club physio Jeff Clarke. The news on other injury doubt, “super-sub” Jason Scotland, was not so good and he failed to make the squad.

Stuart Duff has taken on a more attack-minded role of late, and he had United’s first real chance after a slow start two the match. McIntyre took a pass to feet at the heart of the Kilmarnock box and when the ball broke to Duff he mis-hit wide from 15 yards. United looked more threatening and Jim McIntyre was involved in creating a number of opportunities, linking well with Crawford. McIntyre’s deflected shot allowed Robson to get a header in on goal, and then McIntyre himself was denied a tap-in when Dindeleux cut out Duff’s low cross. But the ex-Killie man was not to be denied. Wilson’s 17th minute corner found Jim McIntyre unmarked just six yards from goal and he headed towards goal. Peter Leven, guarding the far-post, booted the ball clear but immediately linesman Steven Craven ran towards half-way to signal that the ball had crossed the line – though it took referee McCurry a good twenty seconds to spot him and award the goal!

With his second string strikers struggling, few would have been surprised by the half time appearance of Kris Boyd for a warm-up, and he duly replaced Nish before the second half commenced. Killie re-started in the ascendancy, a Gary Wales header being deflected wide, and United conceding a number of corners. The Terrors seemed to have survived the storm, but on 53 minutes the teams were level – and it was that man Boyd scoring his eighth of the season against the Tangerines. David Lilley’s header rebounded from the post leaving Kris Boyd with the easiest of tap-ins from about four yards. Despite some late pressure Kilmarnock left Tannadice with a draw, and overall there could be few real complaints about the result.



Squad Statistics (as at May 7th, 2005)


2004-05 All Time
Age
Tony Bullock (GK)33 29 - 35 -
Stuart Duff23 293963
Mark Wilson20 43711011
Alan Archibald27 444856
Paul Ritchie29 29 - 29 -
Garry Kenneth17 11 - 11 -
Grant Brebner27 372372
Barry Robson26 4277110
Mark Kerr23 342693
Jim McIntyre32 401613342
Stevie Crawford31 205205
Collin Samuel (sub)23 23 - 522


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at May 7th, 2005)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 36 27 6 3 52 87
2. Celtic 35 28 2 5 48 86
3. Hibernian 36 18 7 11 9 61
4. Aberdeen 35 16 7 12 4 55
5. Hearts 36 13 11 12 5 50
6. Motherwell 36 12 9 15 -1 45
7. Inverness CT 36 11 10 15 -5 43
8. Kilmarnock 36 13 4 19 -12 43
9. Livingston 36 9 7 20 -25 34
10. Dundee Utd 36 7 12 17 -18 33
11. Dunfermline 36 7 10 19 -23 31
12. Dundee 36 8 7 21 -34 31

* - Table split into two divisions of six.