St Mirren 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 5th, 1985
Love Street. Att. 5,991
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Rooney (86) None.

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Jim Rooney
Peter Godfrey
Steve Clarke
Tony Fitzpatrick
Frank McAvennie
Brian Gallacher
Billy Abercromby
Gardner Spiers
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Clark
Stuart Beedie
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Kenny McDowall
Peter Mackie
Billy Kirkwood
Tommy Coyne

None. Billy Kirkwood for John Clark (61)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United slithered to defeat for the first time since mid October, and the conditions were almost entirely attributable to the slippery pitch.

For most of the first half, both sets of players tried to come to terms with the surface which was soft on top. but bone-hard underneath. The nearest United came to scoring followed a fine run by Stuart Beedie, but Money blocked his final effort.

Ironically, Saints' late winner was scored at a time when United were enjoying their best period. Gardiner Spiers was the architect of Saints' goal. His cross from left to right found Jim Rooney and his header, combined with the conditions, deceived Hamish McAlpine.

Squad Statistics (as at January 5th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie63 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood (sub)65 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at January 5th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.