Dundee Utd 2 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

League - Premier Division
Saturday, August 26th, 1989, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 9,158
Referee: G Evans (Bishopbriggs)
Dundee Utd  Dunfermline Athletic

Freddy van der Hoorn (7)
Michael O'Neill (35)
Ross Jack (30)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Michael O'Neill
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
John Clark
Hamish French
Peter Hinds
Ian Westwater
Jimmy Nicholl
Doug Rougvie
Norrie McCathie
Grant Tierney
Billy Abercromby
Paul Smith
Stuart Rafferty
Ross Jack
George O'Boyle
Davie Irons

Mixu Paatelainen
Darren Jackson
Ray Sharp
Eddie Gallacher

Mixu Paatelainen for Michael O'Neill (75)
Ray Sharp for Jimmy Nicholl (29)

Miodrag Krivokapić (36)
Doug Rougvie (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 215 apps -
Dave Narey 761 apps36 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 33 apps1 goal
Freddy van der Hoorn 5 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 405 apps13 goals
Michael O'Neill 4 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 133 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 142 apps5 goals
John Clark 172 apps22 goals
Hamish French 54 apps8 goals
Peter Hinds 2 apps1 goal
Mixu Paatelainen (sub) 76 apps29 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Michael O'Neill (20 years 37 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 83 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 352 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Michael O'Neill (20 years 37 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 83 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 121 days
Domestic Players:8 (61.54 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Freddy van der Hoorn scored his first goal for the Club.

Newcomer Peter Hinds made his Premier debut in this match and although his name doesn't appear on the scoresheet, he was very impressive and had a big hand in our winning goal. We started off like a train and created numerous chances before taking tho lead after only seven minutes. Freddy van der Hoorn collected a loose ball some thirty yards out and powered in a low drive which beat Westwater and went via the inside of the far post. It might have been two nine minutes later when Westwater appeared to drop a cross and Peter Hinds knocked the ball into an empty net, but the referee ruled that Westwater had been fouled. There was a rude awakening for us in the 33rd minute when Sharp crossed for Ross Jack to head in strongly. Five minutes later we were back in front. Freddy Van Der Hoorn's cross from the right was headed down but blocked by Westwater, but Michael O'Neill was following up and had the simple of task of netting.

Newly promoted Dunfermline fought tooth and nail in the second half in a match which looked more like a cup-tie than a League encounter. Ross Jack broke clear on two occasions but his finishing let him down, but a header in the final minute looked to have secured a point, until Billy Thomson launched himself to his left to tip Jack's header to safety and ensure our first League win of the season.


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