Dundee Utd 0
Aberdeen 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Aberdeen 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, December 6th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 10,242
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ian Porterfield

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Jimmy Page
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Ralph Milne
Jim McInally
John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
David Robertson
Brian Grant
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Peter Weir
Jim Bett
Davie Dodds
Bobby Connor
John Hewitt

Bench
Gary McGinnis
Tommy Coyne
Joe Miller
Neil Simpson

Substitutions
Gary McGinnis for John Clark (52)
Tommy Coyne for Iain Ferguson (84)
None.

Cautions
Dave Beaumont (24)
John Clark (45)
John Hewitt (45)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)


Match Report


In normal circumstances, dropping a point at home would be regarded as a point lost. Circumstances however were far from normal. How could they be as we faced up to an Aberdeen side, almost back to full strength, without Maurice Malpas, Paul Hegarty, Eamonn Bannon and Paul Sturrock. The outcome of a goal-less draw belied what was an excellent match. Both sides had chances with Billy Thomson defying Bett's long range effort with a tremendous save, the post coming to Billy's rescue when a Davie Dodds flick beat him and earlier John Hewitt should have scored when he took advantage of John Clark's misplaced pass back.

At the other end there were strong appeals for a penalty when Jim Mclnally was apparently brought down in the box and the same player jinked his way into a shooting position in the second half only to see his shot hit the side netting. The point maintained our improved set of results at home to the Dons, extending it to five games without defeat.



Squad Statistics (as at December 6th, 1986)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 32 - 85 -
John Holt30 6 - 37223
Dave Narey30 22 - 62436
Jimmy Page22 3191
Dave Beaumont22 27 - 722
Jim McInally22 191191
Ralph Milne25 20228475
John Clark22 1836911
Ian Redford26 2977217
Kevin Gallacher20 276519
Iain Ferguson24 21142114
Gary McGinnis (sub)23 18 - 451
Tommy Coyne (sub)24 1427714






League Table (as at December 6th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.