Clydebank 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - First Division
Saturday, September 16th, 1995, 3:00 PM at Kilbowie Park
Attendance: 1,949
Referee: Martin Clark (Edinburgh)
Clydebank Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
James Grady (39) Jim Bett (26)
Billy McKinlay (pen.) (90)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman Billy Kirkwood

Starting Eleven
Garry Matthews
Craig Tomlinson
Colin Sutherland
Scott Murdoch
Tom Currie
David Nicholls
Joe Robertson
Graeme Connell
Ken Eadie
James Grady
Gary Bowman
Kelham O'Hanlon
Maurice Malpas
Christian Dailly
Rab Shannon
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Billy McKinlay
Jim Bett
Andy McLaren
Paddy Connolly
Robbie Winters

Bench
Paul Lovering
Gary Agnew
Craig Flannigan
Ally Maxwell
Brian Welsh
Grant Johnson

Substitutions
Gary Agnew for Craig Tomlinson (58)
Craig Flannigan for Joe Robertson (65)
Paul Lovering for Scott Murdoch (90)
Brian Welsh for Andy McLaren (58)
Grant Johnson for Mark Perry (81)

Bookings
Colin Sutherland (86)
Ken Eadie (90)
David Nicholls (90)
Rab Shannon (59)
Steven Pressley (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK) 35 apps -
Maurice Malpas 669 apps22 goals
Christian Dailly 144 apps18 goals
Rab Shannon 9 apps -
Steven Pressley 9 apps1 goal
Mark Perry 49 apps1 goal
Billy McKinlay 282 apps28 goals
Jim Bett 4 apps1 goal
Andy McLaren 89 apps4 goals
Paddy Connolly 143 apps40 goals
Robbie Winters 22 apps3 goals
Brian Welsh (sub) 153 apps12 goals
Grant Johnson (sub) 59 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (20 years 321 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Bett (35 years 304 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 301 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (20 years 321 days)
Oldest Player:Jim Bett (35 years 304 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 307 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jim Bett scored his first goal for the Club.

Deep into injury time Billy McKinlay was flattened in the box and got up to slot home our first penalty award of the season which earned us our fourth consecutive victory. It was no more than we deserved, but given the chances that were missed earlier we shouldn't really have had to rely on such a last gasp decision for three precious points.

For most of the first half, United's play was stamped with an authority which had been previously lacking this season. It came as no surprise, therefore that we went ahead after 26 minutes. Andy McLaren, as he did repeatedly in the first half went past his marker on the left to cut the ball back. It took a deflection off a Bankies defender and Jim Bett strode in to plant a shot high into the top corner from just inside the box.

It really ought to have been two eleven minutes from the interval when Robbie Winters miss hit shot fell obligingly for Paddy Connolly, but Matthews blocked his shot. We paid for that miss when Bankies drew level with what was only their first serious assault on goal. Grady drilled in a dangerous cross which Christian Dailly headed away from directly under his own crossbar. From the resultant corner James Grady head-flicked home from six yards.

Up to that point United had looked well in command and quickly regained the initiative in the second half with Robbie Winters curling a shot just wide three minutes after the resumption. Unlike the first half, the Bankies looked more dangerous in their rare forays up field and Sutherland went close with a header from Robertson's free-kick in the 52nd minute. Paddy Connolly then dragged a shot from a Robbie Winters pass wide of the target and the striker almost regained the lead when he took a pass from Christian Dailly, but Matthews, as he had done in the first half, blocked his shot.

Hopes of victory were fading fast as the game stretched into a 97th minute as Maurice Malpas floated the ball to the edge of the box where Billy McKinlay was bundled over by Connell. The referee immediately pointed to the spot and Billy McKinlay hit the ball low to the keeper's right from the penalty to register our first away win of the season.

"You need a bit of luck with these things and though the winner came late, I believe we deserved it over the piece" - BILLY KIRKWOOD, MANAGER

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Dunfermline 5 5 0 0 12 1 11 15
2. UNITED 5 3 1 1 6 6 0 10
3. St Johnstone 5 2 1 2 7 5 2 7
4. Dundee 5 1 4 0 7 5 2 7
5. Airdrie 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7
6. Dumbarton 5 2 0 3 5 11 -6 6
7. Morton 5 1 2 2 8 8 0 5
8. Clydebank 5 1 2 2 6 6 0 5
9. St Mirren 5 1 2 2 3 5 -2 5
10. Hamilton 5 0 1 4 2 9 -7 1
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