St Mirren 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)

St Mirren 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 4th, 1987
Love Street. Att. 2,538
3:00 PM Kick-off

Neale Cooper (78)
Ian Cameron (pen)(81)
Ian Redford (36)

Team Managers
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Billy Abercromby
Brian Hamilton
Neale Cooper
Frank McGarvey
Ian Ferguson
Kenny McDowall
Paul Lambert
Paul Chalmers
Alan Main
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
John Clark
Billy Kirkwood
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher

Ian Cameron
Norrie McWhirter
Dave Beaumont
Iain Ferguson

Norrie McWhirter for Paul Chalmers (46)
Ian Cameron for Tommy Wilson (74)
Dave Beaumont for Billy Kirkwood (1)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Giffnock) (Referee)

Match Report

With three of our four midweek internationalists out through injury our line-up had a somewhat unfamiliar look. However despite that up until the last quarter of an hour we appeared to be doing rather well. Backed by a biting Easterly wind in the first period Saints were penned in their own half. Kevin Gallacher had the ball in the net but was ruled offside after 18 minutes. The same player then shot wide after a superb ball by Eamonn Bannon had split the home defence John Clark hit an overhead shot just over and Money then had to make good saves from Kevin Gallacher and Billy McKinlay. The inevitable was only staved off for a minute or so. A low cross from Kevin Gallacher was pushed into Ian Redford's path by Eamonn Bannon and Ian turned to shoot low past Money from just inside the box.

Even against the elements after the turnaround, we looked to be in control though Alan Main did bring off a tremendous reflex save from a point blank McDowell header. The complexion of the match changed seven minutes later when a Cameron corner was headed in by Neale Cooper. A few minutes later Kenny McDowell went down In the box in a tussle with Maurice Malpas and Ian Cameron slotted in the penalty award. Although it wasn't known at the time this was a Cup Final dress rehearsal and a repeat result would be highly unwelcome on May 16.

Squad Statistics (as at April 4th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Alan Main (GK)19 3 - 3 -
Paul Hegarty32 28459178
John Holt30 21138724
Maurice Malpas24 5012849
Eamonn Bannon28 478389102
Billy Kirkwood28 10 - 38969
Ian Redford26 5099319
Billy McKinlay17 4 - 4 -
John Clark22 3648712
Dave Bowman23 27 - 27 -
Kevin Gallacher20 47157118
Dave Beaumont (sub)23 35 - 802

League Table (as at April 4th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.