Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, December 30th, 1989, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 12,805
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Gordon Chisholm (85) Darren Jackson (51)

Team Managers
Gordon Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Tom Carson
Alan Dinnie
Rab Shannon
Gordon Chisholm
Stewart Forsyth
Mark Craib
Duncan Campbell
Stuart Beedie
Keith Wright
Billy Dodds
Gordon McLeod
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
John O'Neil
Darren Jackson
Kevin Gallacher

Albert Craig
Joe McBride
Brian Welsh
Michael O'Neill

Albert Craig for Rab Shannon (82)
Joe McBride for Duncan Campbell (82)

Stuart Forsyth (26) Dave Bowman (27)
Jim McInally (47)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 25 apps -
Miodrag Krivokapić 46 apps1 goal
Freddy van der Hoorn 24 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 426 apps14 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 92 apps34 goals
Dave Bowman 152 apps4 goals
John Clark 189 apps24 goals
Jim McInally 162 apps8 goals
John O'Neil 3 apps -
Darren Jackson 12 apps2 goals
Kevin Gallacher 185 apps40 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John O'Neil (18 years 182 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (30 years 123 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 234 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John O'Neil (18 years 182 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (30 years 123 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 10 days
Domestic Players:9 (69.23 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The third derby of the season proved to be the most one-sided, but despite all our pressure, we were unable to record our first win of the season over our city rivals. There was a late set back to our plans for the match when Dave Narey had to be sent home because he was suffering from flu and Dave Bowman returned lo the side after injury. The first half produced one way traffic towards Tom Carson in Dundee's goal and not for the first time the Dens Park 'keeper turned in a defiant performance. He produced three magnificent saves from John Clark in that opening forty-five minutes. The first came as early as the second minute when Kevin Gallacher's jinxing run was halted by Chisholm just outside the box and John Clark's powerfully struck free-kick was palmed round the post by Carson. Nine minutes later Carson was again in action, tipping a looping John Clark header over the bar. Apart from a couple of dangerous crosses our goal was threatened and twelve minutes before half-time, Carson was once more denying John Clark. Another free-kick award after Mixu Paatelainen had been up-ended on the edge of the box was the source of this further act of defiance. John Clark stepped up and fired in a ferocious free-kick, but Carson somehow managed to turn it round the post. There was a minor scare a few minutes from the interval when Alan Main couldn't hold a Campbell free-kick, but the ball was eventually scrambled to safety.

The second halt was only six minutes old when Carson was finally forced to admit defeat and there was very little he could do to prevent us going ahead. Mixu Paatelainen made a run down the right and when his cross came over, Darren Jackson met it first time to rifle the ball low past Carson. Midway through the half we almost tied up the points. Kevin Gallacher's pass found Darren Jackson, but Carson pulled off yet another superb save by turning the ball round the post. We paid for our misses six minutes from time when Gordon Chisholm headed in a corner to equalise with what was about Dundee's only direct effort on goal of the match.

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