After last season's near upset against Second Division East Fife in the third round, we didn't take long to ensure there would be no repeat against financially beleagured Berwick Rangers. For the tie, manager Jim McLean brought in John O'Neil for his first outing since October 8th. Jim McInally stepped back to right back to fill in for the suspended Alex Cleland. Darren Jackson dropped back into midfield with Victor Ferreyra and Duncan Ferguson starting the match. Only two minutes elapsed before
Goals from Barry Robson and Craig Conway gave United a convincing victory at Rugby Park this afternoon despite a late strike from Gary Wales for the home side.In swirling rain, Robson put United a goal up after 30 minutes with a rare right-foot finish. He then turned provider midway through the second half when his cross was headed into an empty net by Conway. With eight minutes to go, ex-United man David Fernandez played in Wales and he shot low into the net from the centre of the area
United performed their now seemingly habitual late, late show to salvage a draw against a fighting Saints side. Having fallen behind to a Darren McGregor header seven minutes before the interval, substitute David Robertson popped up with a deserved late leveller two minutes from time. Early threat came from United and Craig Conway in particular after two minutes, his cross from the right fell to David Goodwillie, but his progress was halted with a Saints defender clearing off Goodie and
East Fife certainly have a great Cup fighting tradition and they fully lived up to that reputation to come within a whisker of causing us our greatest Cup embarrassment of all time. It was only thanks to Paddy Connolly's injury-time equaliser that this didn't come about. East Fife fought and harried for almost the entire game to deny us space in the tight confines of Bayview. However, we might well have gone ahead when John Clark sent in a powerful 20 yarder, but the 13th minute was to prove unl
United welcomed Ross County to Tannadice for the day’s only SPL fixture, United aware that a home win would push the Terrors into the top six. Peter Houston made one change to the side that lost heavily at Parkhead in midweek, Stuart Armstrong returning to the starting line-up at Mark Millar’s expense. County were looking to increase an eleven point gap between them and bottom club Dundee, and manager Derek Adams kept faith in the same side that won convincingly in Paisley the previous week.
Having missed out on the weekends Scottish Cup Third Round ties whilst awaiting the outcome of the Inverness Caledonian v Brechin City Second round match to find out who their opponents would be, United quickly arranged a friendly against First Division side St Johnstone at Muirton Park in an attempt to keep their first team squad match fit during an horrendous month ruined by the weather.United led by just an Eamonn Bannon penalty awarded in the 40t