Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - First Division
Saturday, August 26th, 1995, 3:00 PM at East End Park
Attendance: 7,933
Referee: Ian Taylor (Edinburgh)
Dunfermline Athletic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Stewart Petrie (71)
Greg Shaw (80)
Allan Moore (82)
None.

Team Managers
Bert Paton Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Guido van de Kamp
Jackie McNamara
Ivo den Bieman
Marc Millar
Norrie McCathie
Andy Tod
Paul Smith
Allan Moore
Greg Shaw
Stewart Petrie
Paul Kinnaird
Ally Maxwell
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Rab Shannon
Brian Welsh
Dave Bowman
Neil Caldwell
Andy McLaren
Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Robbie Winters

Bench
Neale Cooper
Mark McCulloch
Derek Fleming
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Craig Brewster

Substitutions
Mark McCulloch for Paul Smith (41)
Derek Fleming for Allan Moore (85)
Craig Brewster for Neil Caldwell (46)
Christian Dailly for Robbie Winters (76)

Bookings
Paul Kinnaird (75) Andy McLaren (45)

Red Cards
Paul Kinnaird (80) Dave Bowman (72)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ally Maxwell (GK) 4 apps -
Steven Pressley 4 apps -
Mark Perry 46 apps1 goal
Rab Shannon 4 apps -
Brian Welsh 150 apps12 goals
Dave Bowman 350 apps12 goals
Neil Caldwell 4 apps1 goal
Andy McLaren 85 apps4 goals
Billy McKinlay 278 apps27 goals
Paddy Connolly 138 apps37 goals
Robbie Winters 17 apps2 goals
Christian Dailly (sub) 139 apps18 goals
Craig Brewster (sub) 79 apps30 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Neil Caldwell (19 years 340 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Bowman (31 years 176 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 130 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Neil Caldwell (19 years 340 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (33 years 110 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 333 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

"It's a funny old game" is a cliche as old as the game itself. Dunfermline clearly enjoyed the better of the first half, yet so easily could have gone in trailing. Although Dunfermline did dominate the first half, they didn't really create too many clear cut chances. The best undoubtedly was after 25 minutes play when Smith found Petrie in the clear on the left. His run in on goal was unhindered, but Ally Maxwell came to the rescue with a fine save from Petrie's shot from just inside the penalty area. Only the late intervention of Steven Pressley's head prevented Greg Shaw from converting a Moore cross as Dunfermline continued to make all the running. Yet two minutes from half-time, United really should have stolen the lead. Brian Welsh met a corner to powerfully head in on goal. McCathie blocked it on the line and the ball careered up in the air, only for Robbie Winters to head wide when it looked easier to score!

With Craig Brewster on for Nell Caldwell at the start of the second half, it was United who now dictated play. Twice Paddy Connoliy went close before Guido van de Kamp saved from Mark Perry (at the second attempt) and at full stretch from Paddy Connolly. It, therefore, was all the more galling when Dunfermline went ahead 19 minutes from the end. Stewart Petrie rammed the ball into the roof of the net from close range after Ally Maxwell and Mark Perry had combined to keep out his first effort.

Within a minute United were a goal down and a man down as Dave Bowman was sent off after a foul on Petrie. Cock-ahoop Dunfermline turned the screw on United's depleted side and twice Ally Maxwell brilliantly denied Greg Shaw before having to admit defeat to his diving header from Moore's cross from the right.

The sides - if not the scores were evened up when Paul Kinnaird was red-carded after leaving Andy McLaren rolling on the ground clutching his ankle. United immediately pushed forward, but were caught cold when Dunfermline broke upfield and Allan Moore hammered in their third with an angular drive from 12 yards to leave United well beaten at the end of game which was full of twists and turns. None of which unfortunately went in our favour!

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 2 2 0 0 4 0 4 6
2. Dumbarton 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 6
3. Dundee 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 4
4. St Mirren 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
5. Clydebank 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6. Morton 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
7. Airdrie 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
8. St Johnstone 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1
9. UNITED 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
10. Hamilton 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
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