Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarđar 1 - 3 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Tuesday, September 18th, 1990, 7:30 PM at Kaplakriki
Attendance: 263
Referee: Patrick Kelly (Republic of Ireland)
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarđar Dundee Utd

Björn Jónsson (2) Darren Jackson (32)
Alex Cleland (77)
Björn Jónsson (o.g.) (89)

Team Managers
Ólafur Jóhannesson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Halldór Halldórsson
Birgir Skúlason
Björn Jónsson
Guđmundur Hilmarsson
Kristján Gíslason
Ólafur Kristjánsson
Ţórhallur Víkingsson
Magnús Pálsson
Guđmundur Sigurđsson
Andri Marteinsson
Hörđur Magnússon
Billy Thomson
Allan Preston
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Alex Cleland
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Ray McKinnon
Mixu Paatelainen
Darren Jackson

Pálmi Jónsson
Jonas Hjartarson
Hallsteinn Arnarsson
Leifur Garđarsson
Kristján Hilmarsson
Alan Main
Dave Bowman
Scott Kopel
Hamish French
Paddy Connolly

Pálmi Jónsson for Kristján Gíslason (53) Paddy Connolly for Darren Jackson (53)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 230 apps -
Allan Preston 27 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 448 apps14 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 50 apps3 goals
Brian Welsh 16 apps2 goals
Alex Cleland 38 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 191 apps10 goals
Billy McKinlay 86 apps2 goals
Ray McKinnon 16 apps1 goal
Mixu Paatelainen 118 apps37 goals
Darren Jackson 41 apps15 goals
Paddy Connolly (sub) 26 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (19 years 287 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Thomson (32 years 228 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 71 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (19 years 287 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Thomson (32 years 228 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 341 days
Domestic Players:13 (81.25 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Freddy van der Hoorn played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

FH may have been making their debut in Europe, but only 263 hardy souls paid to watch them do so and little wonder in view of the icy wind which swept across the stadium. On the morning of the match the pitch had several pools of water on it, so the wind, though so cold, did have the effect of drying out the playing surface.

European debuts were not confined to the entire ranks of the lcelandic side because Raymond McKinnon, Brian Welsh were making their European debuts and neither Paddy Connolly nor Scott Kopel, both on the bench, had played in a European tie before.

The match had barely got into its stride when we lost a goal which was as bizarre as the condition and circumstances of this tie, in one of Europe's most northerly outposts. Hilmarsson's free-kick into the wind held up so much that it deceived Brian Welsh and Freddy Van Der Hoorn and allowed Bjorn Jonsson, a librarian, in to studiously hook the ball home to give FH a shock lead.

Almost immediately we retaliated and Alex Cleland hit the post and Brian Welsh scooped a shot over. Darren Jackson then shot narrowly past as we continued to battle back well. The pressure around the home goal intensified and we were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Darren Jackson was sent tumbling in the box by Skulason. After 32 minutes Billy McKinlay hit a shot which scraped past the post. Two minutes later, however, Billy Thomson had to look lively to block Sigurdsson's shot in a rare FH break.

We then raced to the other end and Raymond McKinnon hit the post and Darren Jackson was on hand to net the rebound to open his European scoring account. Just to emphasise how cold it was three of the lcelanders appeared with gloves in the second half. We continued to turn the heat on the lcelanders and might well have had a penalty in the 63rd minute when the ball struck a defender's arm, but our appeals were rejected. However, we finally took a deserved lead when a cross from Allan Preston on the left evaded everyone until it fell to Alex Cleland who cooly drilled the ball into the far corner.

Five minutes from time Halldorsson brilliantly tipped over a first time strike from Billy McKinlay after a cross from Mixu Paatelainen fell into his path. Right on time, however, we did get a third when Allan Preston, who had such a fine match, sent over a cross which Bjorn Jonsson diverted past his own keeper to give him the dubious distinction of having scored at both ends.

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