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Billy McKinlay (63)
Alex Cleland (70)
Guido van de Kamp
Freddy van der Hoorn
Schilder for Zoetebier (46)
De Freitas for Burleson (60)
De Leeuw for Peters (69)
Stuyt for Binken (72)
Ray McKinnon for John O'Neil (46)
Paddy Connolly for Hamish French (55)
Alex Cleland for Dave Bowman (68)
Mixu Paatelainen for Darren Jackson (81)
John Clark for Jochen Müller (84)
M V E Ende (Referee)
For the first match of their Dutch tour, Manager, Jim McLean fielded a strong team against a side who finished halfway in the Dutch Premier Division last term and who, on paper, are the strongest team to be met in our 4 match stint in Holland.
The Sport Park Volendam was bathed in sunshine as the teams kicked off and United, playing in their chance strip dominated the play in the early stages.
The first chance of the game fell to United after a move involving Michael O'Neill, Hamish French and Darren Jackson who couldn't keep his header down.
There was a shock for United in the nineteenth minute, however, when Volendam took the lead in what was only their second sortie upfield. Steur did the spade-work when he cut in from the right and squared the ball across the face of the box to John Clayton who teed the ball up before firing a low shot into the far comer.
The home side's goal survived in tact in the 35th minute when Maurice Malpas hit a long ball down the left which found Michael O'Neill who bore in on goal. Zoetebier parried his shot and Sier booted the ball to the safety of a corner.
Manager, Jim McLean, rang the changes early in the second half but our doininance not only contmued, but actually intensified and we deservedly got back on level terms in the 63rd minute when Billy McKinlay curled home a freekick from 25 yards out after Darren Jackson had been fouled.
With twenty minutes remaining we took the lead with a superbly worked goal. Maurice Malpas played the ball into the box. Darren Jackson fended off a challenge before releasing a cross to Alex Cleland who sent a side-foot shot raging past Schilder from ten yards. This was a thoroughly merited victory and our second half performance was outstanding.
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