St Mirren 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 3rd Round
Tuesday, August 24th, 1993, 7:30 PM at Love Street
Attendance: 4,415
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
St Mirren Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Billy McKinlay (77)

Team Managers
Jimmy Bone Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Paul McIntyre
Martin Baker
Norrie McWhirter
Jamie Fullarton
Neil Orr
Eddie Gallacher
Jim Dick
Barry Lavety
John Hewitt
Dave Elliot
Alan Main
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Dave Narey
Gary Bollan
Jim McInally
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Chris Myers
Paddy Connolly

Bench
Derek Watson
Ken Gillies
Ricky Gillies
Guido van de Kamp
Freddy van der Hoorn
Andy McLaren

Substitutions
Ken Gillies for John Hewitt (46)
Ricky Gillies for Jim Dick (72)
Freddy van der Hoorn for Dave Narey (46)
Andy McLaren for Chris Myers (71)

Bookings
John Hewitt (22)
Eddie Gallacher (30)
Martin Baker (60)
Dave Narey (44)
Dave Bowman (48)
Freddy van der Hoorn (69)
John Clark (70)
Billy McKinlay (77)
Jim McInally (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 158 apps -
Brian Welsh 67 apps5 goals
Christian Dailly 54 apps13 goals
Dave Narey 865 apps36 goals
Gary Bollan 36 apps4 goals
Jim McInally 304 apps20 goals
John Clark 313 apps34 goals
Dave Bowman 267 apps9 goals
Billy McKinlay 194 apps11 goals
Chris Myers 4 apps -
Paddy Connolly 97 apps30 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn (sub) 173 apps5 goals
Andy McLaren (sub) 26 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 310 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 82 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 55 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 310 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 82 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 87 days
Domestic Players:11 (78.57 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Jim Mclnally, starting his first game of the season for Andy McLaren, was the only change in United's starting line-up for this tricky tie at Love St. The first half set the trend of this hard fought and at times tough encounter. Hewitt was booked midway through the opening period after a flare up with Billy Mckinlay. It wasn't until the 33rd minute that either side posed a threat to either keeper, Barry Lavety cutting in from the left and rifling in a shot from an acute angle which Alan Main beat down. The minute before the interval saw both sides go close. First McWhirter headed narrowly past and United broke to the other end where Paddy Connolly was thwarted by the advancing Money as he bore in on goal.

Saints enthusiastic youngsters were certainly giving us a run for our money, we survived a penalty claim after Lavety went down in a tackle from John Clark and at this stage United were finding it difficult to stamp any authority on the game. Indeed, it took a tremendous one handed save by Alan Main to keep out a Lavety 25 yard volley in the 58th minute. Billy McKinlay carved out the best chance of the game so far eleven minutes later when he laid the ball into Paddy Connolly's path, but he failed to beat Money in a one-on-one situation with the keeper. The compliment was returned thirteen minutes from the end as Paddy Connolly left three defenders trailing in his wake before laying the ball back to Billy McKinlay who struck a near post shot from 12 yards into the net via the inside of the post. There weren't too many anxious moments for United supporters as United safely negotiated the final minutes to secure a place in the last eight.

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