Dundee Utd 3
St Mirren 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 30th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,168
3:00 PM Kick-off

Kevin Gallacher (69)
Eamonn Bannon (81)
Iain Ferguson (83)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Campbell Money
Steve Clarke
Derek Hamilton
Brian Hamilton
Peter Godfrey
Neale Cooper
Paul Lambert
Dougie Bell
Frank McGarvey
Billy Abercromby
Brian Gallacher

Dave Bowman
Ralph Milne
Jim Rooney
Ian Cameron

Dave Bowman for Maurice Malpas (58)
Ralph Milne for Kevin Gallacher (87)
Ian Cameron for Brian Gallacher (80)
Jim Rooney for Derek Hamilton (87)

Ian Redford (74)
Steve Clarke (15)
Neale Cooper (57)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

A three goal salvo in the last twenty minutes shot us to the top of the League, but it took a long time for the United forwards to pierce a strong Saints defence, in truth, although we had dominated proceedings in the early stages, a goal-less draw looked on the cards, until that late scoring surge. The best scoring chance of the first half fell to Kevin Gallacher. Released by Eamonn Bannon the youngster's effort was blocked by Campbell Money.

Our best move of the match brought the so welcome breakthrough. Paul Sturrock's cross field pass found Dave Beaumont on the right. Dave made good progress down the right before releasing a cross, which Kevin Gallacher met perfectly to head stylishly past Money. Gathering confidence from this strike, the play throughout the side began to flow and a further goal followed when Ian Redford switched the play to Gary McGinnis on the left and his feed to Eamonn Bannon, opened the way for Eamonn to beat Money from around the twelve yard mark. Within a minute, Money was again retrieving the ball from the back of the net, when Kevin Gallacher picked out Iain Ferguson on the edge of the box and the newcomer wheeled to score with a low angled drive. That completed a fine victory from a match apparently heading towards stalemate.

Squad Statistics (as at August 30th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 7 - 60 -
Maurice Malpas24 7 - 2418
Dave Narey30 7 - 60936
Paul Hegarty32 7157075
Gary McGinnis22 2 - 291
Dave Beaumont22 5 - 502
Ian Redford26 725012
Eamonn Bannon28 7134995
Iain Ferguson24 3333
Paul Sturrock29 6 - 501157
Kevin Gallacher19 55298
Dave Bowman (sub)22 6 - 6 -
Ralph Milne (sub)25 4 - 26973

League Table (as at August 30th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.