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
John Holt
Dave Narey
Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Jim McInally
John Clark
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)57 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood65 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon (sub)65 0 - 0 -
Gordon McLeod (sub)56 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at May 9th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.