Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
2 - 0
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, January 6th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,798
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ian Redford (72)
Paul Sturrock (84)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Tony Fitzpatrick
Steve Clarke
Neale Cooper
Ian Ferguson
Brian Hamilton
Frank McGarvey
Paul Chalmers
Ian Cameron

Bench
Gary McGinnis
Kevin Gallacher
Gardner Spiers
Paul Lambert

Substitutions
Kevin Gallacher for Dave Bowman (56)
Gardner Spiers for Ian Ferguson (59)
Paul Lambert for Ian Cameron (77)

Cautions
Dave Bowman (56)
Ian Redford (68)
Tommy Wilson (23)
Frank McGarvey (52)
Neale Cooper (72)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

G Cummings (Carluke) (Referee)


Match Report


The first outing of 1987 brought two points but it was hardly a vintage performance. Curiously it bore a striking similarity to the earlier meeting of the two sides. An indifferent display for over an hour, culminating in two superb strikes at goal. To be honest Saints had the better chances in the first half with Billy Thomson making at least three excellent saves. At the other end Campbell Moneys only call into action came when he tipped a curling shot from Billy Kirkwood round the post after only three minutes.

Goalmouth action at either end was singularly lacking in the second period. A header by Eamonn Bannon from a Paul Sturrock cross in the 65th minute, being the earliest threat of the half. Seven minutes later Eamonn's sortie on goal was halted by Neil Cooper on the edge of the box and Ian Redford's in swinging free kick beat Money as it entered the top right-hand corner This settled the side and several more chances 'were created until Paul Sturrock fired in our second with a shot from 25 yards which gave Money no chance.



Squad Statistics (as at January 6th, 1987)


1986-87 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 37 - 90 -
Dave Narey30 27 - 62936
John Holt30 11 - 37723
Maurice Malpas24 33 - 2678
Billy Kirkwood28 1 - 38069
Jim McInally22 241241
Eamonn Bannon28 346376100
Dave Bowman22 24 - 24 -
Ian Redford26 3387618
Paul Sturrock30 296524163
Iain Ferguson24 25162516
Kevin Gallacher (sub)20 306549






League Table (as at January 6th, 1987)


No league table has been added for this season.