Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 11th, 1993, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 10,283
Referee: Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Andy McLaren (35)

Team Managers
Ivan Golac
Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Gary Bollan
Brian Welsh
Mark Perry
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Andy McLaren
Scott Crabbe
Paul Mathers
Steve Frail
Steve Pittman
Ray Farningham
Jim Duffy
Garry Paterson
Jamie McGowan
Dusan Vrto
Paul Tosh
Billy Dodds
Gary McKeown

Guido van de Kamp
Grant Johnson
Craig Brewster
Barry Thompson
John McQuillan
Dariusz Adamczuk

Grant Johnson for Scott Crabbe (82)
Dariusz Adamczuk for Jamie McGowan (67)

Dave Bowman (58)
Christian Dailly (64)
Steve Pittman (28)
Gary McKeown (50)

Red Cards
Dave Bowman (58)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 162 apps -
Gary Bollan 40 apps4 goals
Brian Welsh 71 apps5 goals
Mark Perry 21 apps1 goal
Christian Dailly 58 apps13 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 177 apps5 goals
Billy McKinlay 197 apps12 goals
John Clark 317 apps36 goals
Dave Bowman 271 apps9 goals
Andy McLaren 30 apps2 goals
Scott Crabbe 33 apps4 goals
Grant Johnson (sub) 32 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 328 days)
Oldest Player:Freddy van der Hoorn (29 years 342 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 252 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 328 days)
Oldest Player:Freddy van der Hoorn (29 years 342 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 350 days
Domestic Players:12 (85.71 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Scott Crabbe and Mark Perry, who was making his first appearance of the season were the two changes made by Ivan Golac as he left out Jim Mclnally and Chris Myers from the side which drew at Raith Rovers.

Early on Dundee had the greater share of possession, but it didn't prevent United from taking the lead in the 33rd minute. Good work by Christian Dailly on the right allowed him to tee up Gary Bollan who sent a cross over to the far post where Mark Perry headed the ball back into the middle and Andy McLaren rose between Pittman and Mathers to nod the ball home.

The goal had a settling effect on the tangerines who proceeded to enjoy their best spell of the match in the run up to the interval. The second half opened in dramatic style. First Alan Main saved from Billy Dodds and then Andy McLaren cut through the Dundee defence on the right before Mathers blocked his shot and Dave Bowman fired the rebound over.

With a little over half an hour to go, Dave Bowman became the first United player to be sent off this season after being booked for shoving Vrto and then being shown a yellow and a red card for over protesting his case!

Dundee didn't really translate their numencal strength into chances, though Alan Main was happy to see a Paul Tosh cross graze the top of the bar after the ball had slipped out of his hands.

The nearest Dundee came to an equaliser was when Farningham's diving header from a Frail cross was tipped over by Alan Main. In fact United could easily have wrapped up this ill-tempered derby when Christian Dailly was clean through, but Mathers came to the visitors rescue. United hang on though to record the first home win of the season.

Last Saturday we maintained our unbeaten record against Raith Rovers, but it was probably the poorest of our performances since I arrived at the Club. Put bluntly, it was simply not good enough and we were most unprofessional in losing a goal so late in the game. Yet, we got off to the perfect start with Billy McKinlay's great goal, but we failed to build upon that and paid the price. To be fair to Raith, they got what they deserved after pressurising us in the last twenty minutes. Our players were far too sluggish. It certainly was a warm day, and it was hot even watching, and perhaps that and the exertions of extra-time against Falkirk in the League Cup, also took its toll of the players, but we have no excuses. The weekend did bring its plus factors with Maurice Malpas returning to action in the reserves and with him, along with Dave Narey, John O'Neil and Paddy Connolly coming back from injury soon, it will provide me with several more options. One thing which does concern me is that at the moment we have been dependent upon Billy McKinlay, Christian Dailly, Andy McLaren and Paddy Connolly to score out goals and I really would like to see goals coming from elsewhere in the side.

Today I get my first experience of a Dundee derby, but as far as I am concerned all games should be treated the same way. It may have a special appeal for the supporters, but I am as anxious to win this game as any other. I am well versed in the atmosphere a derby match can generate, having played for and managed Partizan Belgrade in meetings with Red Star Belgrade where crowds of 100,000 at their ground and 70,000 in Partizan's Stadium were the norm. All I will ask of the players this afternoon is that they concentrate on continuing our good run, though we will have to show improvement in a few'departments from the way we played last week, if we are to do so.

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