Dundee Utd 3
Hamilton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, November 19th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 4,280
7:30 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (51)
Iain Ferguson (78)
John Clark (83)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Chris Sulley
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
David McKellar
Robert Barr
John Millar
Graham Mitchell
Gerry Collins
Ally Brazil
Alex Taylor
Derek Walker
John Mailer
Albert Craig
Jerry Phillips

Dave Beaumont
Tommy Coyne
Kevin McKee
John McVeigh

Dave Beaumont for Dave Bowman (66)
Tommy Coyne for Kevin Gallacher (75)
Kevin McKee for Derek Walker (82)
John McVeigh for Jerry Phillips (82)

None. Gerry Collins (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

We maintained our quite excellent record over the Accies, but another clear-cut victory looked far from certain at the end of the first 45 minutes. Although Accies keeper Dave McKellar pulled off a fine save from Iain Ferguson in the 10th minute, we didn't dominate the match as expected, in fact, Billy Thomson had to look lively on more than one occasion. As the interval approached some fluency returned in our play and Kevin Gallacher shot just over and Eamonn Bannon was foiled by a tremendous McKellar save.

The second half opened with a tremendous John Clark free-kick which McKellar brilliantly tipped round the post. The breakthrough was only temporarily delayed, Ian Redford slung over a corner which Eamonn Bannon nodded on and Iain Ferguson's looping header was deflected on to the bar by Walker and Paul Sturrock steadied himself before firing a volley past the defenders on the line. Although we dominated the game, ex-United 'keeper Dave McKellar wasn't overworked. A cross from the left by Paul Sturrock was intercepted by Eamonn Bannon whose chip to the far post was squeezed home by Iain Ferguson. Dave McKellar somehow managed to tip over another thunderbolt of a free-kick taken by John Clark but John did get on the score-sheet from the resultant corner. The corner from the right fell to Iain Ferguson whose return cross was nodded in at the far post by John Clark to seal a victory in which the goal took a long time to come.

Squad Statistics (as at November 19th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Chris Sulley64 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont (sub)60 0 - 0 -
Tommy Coyne (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at November 19th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.