Dundee 2 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - First Division
Saturday, September 30th, 1995, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 10,395
Referee: Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Jim Hamilton (pen.) (45)
Jim Hamilton (75)
Billy McKinlay (pen.) (8)
Billy McKinlay (63)
Billy McKinlay (73)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Michel Pageaud
Ray Farningham
Tommy McQueen
Roddy Manley
Andy Cargill
Neil Duffy
George Shaw
Morten Wieghorst
Paul Tosh
Jim Hamilton
Neil McCann
Ally Maxwell
Maurice Malpas
Rab Shannon
Christian Dailly
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
Jim Bett
Andy McLaren
Robbie Winters

Paul Mathers
Kevin Bain
Gerry Britton
Kelham O'Hanlon
Neil Caldwell
Ben Honeyman

Gerry Britton for Ray Farningham (76) None.

Roddy Manley (27)
Paul Tosh (82)
Andy McLaren (27)
Robbie Winters (62)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ally Maxwell (GK) 9 apps -
Maurice Malpas 672 apps22 goals
Rab Shannon 12 apps -
Christian Dailly 147 apps18 goals
Steven Pressley 11 apps1 goal
Mark Perry 52 apps2 goals
Billy McKinlay 284 apps31 goals
Grant Johnson 61 apps6 goals
Jim Bett 6 apps1 goal
Andy McLaren 91 apps4 goals
Robbie Winters 24 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (20 years 335 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Bett (35 years 318 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 166 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ben Honeyman (18 years 232 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Bett (35 years 318 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 340 days
Domestic Players:12 (85.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The first derby match of the season attracted the biggest gate in the First Division this season. Grant Johnson came in for the injured Paddy Connolly and that was the only change in the United line-up which lost to Airdrie the previous Saturday.

Although Paul Tosh sent a shot crashing a couple of feet over after 15 seconds - it was United who made the more assured start and grabbed the lead after 8 minutes. Andy McLaren ran all the length of the park and stumbled in the box following a challenge by former United defender Duffy. The referee immediately pointed to the spot and Billy McKinlay sent Michel Pageaud the wrong way from the spot.

Dundee launched into attack alter that reversal and went close to equalising twice in as many minutes. Ally Maxwell blocked a Neil Duffy header and Shaw failed to capitalise as the ball ran loose. Two minutes later Jim Bett headed a Tosh header as United weathered that storm and might have grabbed a second after Rab Shannon played a long ball out of defence which found Andy McLaren in the clear, but Pageaud blocked his shot after he had run in on goal.

The Dundee keeper then clawed away a Robbie Winters shot in the 31st minute, but when a goal did eventually come it was at the other end. Tosh hammered in a ball which appeared to strike Maurice Malpas rather than the player handled it, but the penalty was given and Jim Hamilton levelled matters from the spot.

The rather tranquil opening to the second period belied the excitement that was to follow. In 63 minutes, out-of-the-blue, Billy McKinlay sent a dipping volley from 25 yards past Michel Pageaud to make it 2-1 and ten minutes later, United's international mid-fielder knocked in his third and his hat-trick after Andy McLaren laid the ball in his path.

But, within two minutes Dundee had reduced the arrears when Jim Hamilton steered the ball in at the far post to score his second after Shaw flicked on a Wieghorst cross. The drama continued and five minutes from time Neil Duffy knocked the ball past an unguarded net after Maxwell parried a shot and that miss ensured United's victory in a derby which burst into life in the last half hour.

CLUB COMMENT - "I'm delighted with the result and it was a really exciting game for the neutrals - but once again we gave away a couple of stupid goals." - BILLY KIRKWOOD, MANAGER.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 7 6 0 1 14 4 10 18
2. UNITED 7 4 1 2 10 10 0 13
3. Morton 7 3 2 2 14 9 5 11
4. Airdrie 7 3 2 2 9 8 1 11
5. Dundee 7 2 4 1 14 9 5 10
6. Clydebank 7 2 3 2 10 9 1 9
7. St Johnstone 7 2 2 3 10 9 1 8
8. St Mirren 7 1 3 3 6 11 -5 6
9. Dumbarton 7 2 0 5 7 18 -11 6
10. Hamilton 7 0 3 4 4 11 -7 3
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