Dundee Utd 1
St Mirren 1
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
1 - 1
St Mirren 

League (SPL)
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,037
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Seán Dillon (69)
Andy Dorman (88)

Team Managers
Craig Levein
Gus MacPherson

Starting Eleven
1. Lukasz Załuska
5. Darren Dods
4. Lee Wilkie
2. Seán Dillon
8. Danny Grainger
7. Mark Kerr
23. Danny Swanson
16. Morgaro Gomis
6. Willo Flood
10. Noel Hunt
22. Mark de Vries
Mark Howard
David van Zanten
Will Haining
John Potter
Ian Maxwell
Mark Corcoran
Gary Mason
Andy Dorman
David Barron
Billy Mehmet
Craig Dargo

Bench
13. Euan McLean
18. Garry Kenneth
20. Prince Buaben
12. David Robertson
11. Jim O'Brien
15. Craig Conway
25. Eric Odhiambo
Chris Smith
Hugh Murray
Stewart Kean
Jim Hamilton
Franco Miranda
Ryan McCay
Stephen McGinn

Substitutions
Jim O'Brien for Danny Swanson (60)
Jim Hamilton for Craig Dargo (78)
Stewart Kean for Gary Mason (88)

Cautions
Lee Wilkie (43)
Craig Dargo (73)
Mark Corcoran (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Iain Brines (Referee)


Match Report


An unlucky Dundee United side was held to a 1-1 draw at home to St Mirren after a late goal denied the home side a deserved victory.

Andy Dorman’s goal three minutes from full time cancelled out Sean Dillon’s opener.

It took 69 minutes for the home side to break the deadlock, and it was no more than they deserved after dominating the game.

Dillon looked to be the unlikely hero for the Tangerines after scoring only his second goal for the club.

A cross from the impressive Danny Grainger found Dillon at the back post and he volleyed past Howard in the St Mirren goal to put United in front, and it seemed as if there would only be one winner.

However, United were denied late on when a hopeful cross from the left broke to Dorman, who slammed home the equaliser from close range to earn the Buddies a lucky point.

After a quiet start, United came close to taking the lead midway through the first half when they broke from a St Mirren corner. Danny Swanson laid the ball off to Flood, whose 25-yarder rattled the crossbar.

United then had the best chance of the half on 34 minutes when Danny Grainger’s cross found de Vries on his own in front of goal, only for the Dutchman to miscue his header wide of the target.

In the second half, United piled on the pressure and on 69 minutes, they finally took the lead when Grainger’s right-footed cross was met by Dillon, who volleyed home at the far post.

The Terrors thought they had gone 2-0 on 81 minutes when Hunt headed home, but the celebrations were cut short when the linesman flagged for offside.

Then in the closing stages, Dorman snatched a draw for Gus MacPherson’s men, leaving Craig Levein disappointed after seeing his side drop another two points at home.



Squad Statistics (as at February 27th, 2008)


2007-08 All Time
Age
Lukasz Załuska (GK)25 8 - 8 -
Darren Dods32 332332
Seán Dillon24 342502
Lee Wilkie27 293443
Danny Grainger21 9 - 9 -
Willo Flood22 331331
Morgaro Gomis22 341461
Danny Swanson21 9 - 9 -
Mark Kerr25 27 - 1775
Noel Hunt25 33156425
Mark de Vries32 8 - 8 -
Jim O'Brien (sub)20 3 - 3 -






League Table (as at February 27th, 2008)


No league table has been added for this season.