Motherwell 1
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, May 9th, 1987
Fir Park. Att. 2,340
3:00 PM Kick-off

Dave Beaumont (o.g) (14) None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ally Maxwell
Fraser Wishart
Alex Kennedy
Brian Wright
Tom McAdam
Tom Boyd
Andy Walker
Ray Farningham
Paul Smith
Gary Fraser
Gordon Mair
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
John Holt
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Jim McInally
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson

John Philliben
Stevie Kirk
Eamonn Bannon
Gordon McLeod

Stevie Kirk for Gordon Mair (38)
John Philliben for Gary Fraser (82)
Eamonn Bannon for Billy Kirkwood (46)
Gordon McLeod for Ian Redford (61)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

In the wake of losing in Gothenburg, an injury depleted Tannadice eleven fell behind to an early freakish own goal from which they never recovered.

With two major Cup Finals looming, third place secured and a European place already guaranteed it was not entirely surprising that genuine goal efforts from the men in tangerine were few and far between. Indeed, a John Holt volley, which went narrowly past only two minutes into the match, was the closest we came to scoring. Gordon Mair on the left for Motherwell was proving a handful, and he engineered their winner. He beat Billy Kirkwood near the bye-line and his low cut-back was deflected by Dave Beaumont and left Scott Thomson helpless.

The second half was relatively quiet. Scott Thomson did bring off a fine save from a Smith header, and towards the end there was a surge forward by us in the closing stages but it was too little too late to prevent Motherwell recording their first victory of the season over us.

Squad Statistics (as at May 9th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Scott Thomson (GK)20 2 - 2 -
Dave Narey30 52 - 65436
Dave Beaumont23 39 - 842
John Holt30 29139524
Dave Bowman23 36 - 36 -
Jim McInally23 492492
Billy Kirkwood28 16 - 39569
John Clark22 4469514
Ian Redford27 571110021
Paul Sturrock30 486543163
Iain Ferguson24 49284928
Eamonn Bannon (sub)29 569398103
Gordon McLeod (sub)19 7 - 13 -

League Table (as at May 9th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.