Tromsø 0
Dundee Utd 1
Friendly (E-Cup)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

Friendly (E-Cup)
Thursday, July 23rd, 1987
Att. 1,152
7:00 PM Kick-off

None. Hamish French (19)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Gordon McLeod
Ian Redford
Gerry Ronald
Iain Ferguson
Hamish French

None. Scott Thomson
John Clark
J Alan Irvine
Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher

None. John Clark for Gordon McLeod (68)
Kevin Gallacher for John Holt (69)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Tromso was the destination for the second fixture and from temperatures in the eighties experienced in Oslo, it was a cool fifty in the northern Norwegian fishing port. This was a fixture that all United supporters would have wished carried a "Cup Winners' Cup" label but, as luck would have It, of course, St Mirren were their opponents after defeating the Tannadlce men at Hampden In May.

From the start United dominated play. As early as the second minute a great solo run by Hamish French allowed him to into a shooting position but his effort was deflected for a corner. Shortly afterwards an lan Redfard header was deflected, but the 'keeper managed to keep the ball out. Gary McGinnis was next to go close, but his header was a shade too high. Tromso's first real threat came after 14 minutes when an effort from Johansen went tantinisingly across the face of tha goal. The decisive goal came six minutes later when great combination play between lain Ferguson and Hamish French set the newcomer free and he ran on to evade the 'keeper before knocking the ball goalwards. Any doubt as to whether It would go In was removed by one of their defends in pursuit, assisting the ball ovar the line. Tromso's best chance of the match came a minute before the interval when Billy Thomson had to dive full length to parry Olsen's shot.

Tromso also started well In the second half, most notably when a drive by Johansen was only just diverted far a corner. lain Ferguson and Ian Redford both went close midway through second period as United re-established their Influence but Tromso came closest to scorlng when Olsen was only inches away from equalising is the 77th minute, but that was the last real scoring chance.

Squad Statistics (as at July 23rd, 1987)

1987-88 All Time

League Table (as at July 23rd, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.