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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Monday, May 11th, 1987
Tynecastle Park. Att. 6,779
7:30 PM Kick-off

John Robertson (pen.) (3) Billy Kirkwood (pen.) (20)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald & Sandy Jardine Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Derek Murray
George Cowie
Jimmy Sandison
Roddie McDonald
Neil Berry
Allan Moore
Scott Crabbe
Wayne Foster
Gary Mackay
John Robertson
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Gary McGinnis
Harry Curran
Brian Welsh
Billy Kirkwood
Dave Bowman
Gordon McLeod
John Clark
Paul Kinnaird
Kevin Gallacher

Walter Kidd
Andy Watson
Jimmy Page
Joe McLeod

Walter Kidd for Derek Murray (35)
Andy Watson for Walter Kidd (70)
Jimmy Page for Harry Curran (38)
Joe McLeod for Billy Kirkwood (69)

None. Billy Kirkwood
Harry Curran

Red Cards
Scott Crabbe None.

Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)

Match Report

The only outstanding Premier fixture of the season was of completely academic importance for both clubs, consequently both managers took the opportunity to blood several youngsters. In the tangerine ranks central defender Brian Welsh made the most of his chance with an impressive first team debut.

The action came think and fast in the first half. Only three minutes had gone when Gary Mackay was brought down due to the combined efforts of Brian Welsh and Gordon McLeod, the outcome a penalty which was hammered home by John Robertson. Skipper for the night Billy Kirkwood was operating to effect in a central stiking tole but it was a John Clark free-kick which first posed problems to Henry Smith. John's full blooded effort from a free-kick bounded off Henry Smith's chest. In the 20th minute Billy Kirkwood was on hand to pick up a misplaced pass back, but his run was ended in the box when he was updended by Henry Smith . Billy got up to beat Smith from the penalty spot.

The tempo continued to rise and in the 35th minute Harry Curran was booked following a high tackle on Murray which caused the Hearts full-back to be immediately carried off and the United defender substituted shortly afterwards. Following the break, the pace slackened a good deal and it was is rather than Hearts who threatened most. John Clark again from a free-kick and Joe McLeod both went close to grabbing a winner. Before that Billy Kirkwood fouled Crabbe who retaliated and was ordered off whilst the United skipper earned a yellow card.

Squad Statistics (as at May 11th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Scott Thomson (GK)20 3 - 3 -
Dave Beaumont23 40 - 852
Gary McGinnis23 25 - 521
Harry Curran20 3 - 3 -
Brian Welsh18 1 - 1 -
Billy Kirkwood28 17139670
Dave Bowman23 37 - 37 -
Gordon McLeod19 8 - 14 -
John Clark22 4569614
Paul Kinnaird20 11 - 11 -
Kevin Gallacher20 55167919
Jimmy Page (sub)22 81141
Joe McLeod (sub)19 2 - 2 -

League Table (as at May 11th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.