St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Tuesday, January 25th, 1994, 7:30 PM at McDiarmid Park
Attendance: 5,758
Referee: Willie Young (Clarkston)
St Johnstone Dundee Utd

Gunni Torfason (90) Craig Brewster (5)

Team Managers
Paul Sturrock Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Andy Rhodes
Kevin McGowne
Sean McAuley
Paul Ramsey
Paul Deas
Paul Cherry
Phil Scott
Tommy Turner
Ian Ferguson
Billy Dodds
Harry Curran
Guido van de Kamp
Gordan Petrić
Alex Cleland
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Scott Crabbe
Craig Brewster
Paddy Connolly

John Donegan
Grant McMartin
Gunni Torfason
Paul Shepard
Christian Dailly
Jerren Nixon

Gunni Torfason for Phil Scott (68)
Grant McMartin for Paul Cherry (78)
Christian Dailly for Paddy Connolly (57)
Jerren Nixon for Scott Crabbe (86)

Paul Cherry (38)
Tommy Turner (77)
Maurice Malpas

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Guido van de Kamp (GK) 42 apps -
Maurice Malpas 604 apps19 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 201 apps5 goals
Gordan Petrić 11 apps -
Alex Cleland 141 apps8 goals
Billy McKinlay 219 apps17 goals
Jim McInally 320 apps20 goals
Dave Bowman 290 apps11 goals
Craig Brewster 19 apps9 goals
Paddy Connolly 114 apps34 goals
Scott Crabbe 50 apps7 goals
Christian Dailly (sub) 80 apps13 goals
Jerren Nixon (sub) 4 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (23 years 52 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (31 years 183 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 109 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Shepard (17 years 215 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (31 years 183 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 228 days
Domestic Players:9 (64.29 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Scott Crabbe played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

Billy McKinlay for Brian Welsh was the only change in personnel as Paul Sturrock pitted his wits against his former club for the first time and he soon found his new charges trailing, Jim Mclnally's hopeful lob appeared to carry threat, but Craig Brewster resisted McGowne's challenge to chip the ball over the head of the advancing Rhodes.

For most of the first half, United indulged in some neat possession play, but rarely troubling the Saints defence. The exception to that was self inflicted as far as Saints were concerned when Andy Rhodes dropped a Billy McKinlay corner at the feet of Paddy Connolly, but he failed to connect properly and sent the ball wide of the target.

The game had fallen a bit flat, but sprung into life eight minutes into the second period when McGowne swept a shot from Sean McAuley's cross off the bar. United immediately retaliated with Scott Crabbe running on to Guido Van de Kamp's kick, but dragging his shot wide of goal.

With Christian Dailly on for Paddy Connolly, United were beginning to find gaps in the Saints defence as they pushed toward in search of an equaliser. Craig Brewster burst through the middle, but shot over after 63 minutes and three minutes later Christian Dailly curled a shot inches wide after a penetrating run.

Seventeen minutes from the end, Alex Cleland's persistence set up a chance to tie up the points. He eventually played the ball in to Scott Crabbe, but McGowne nicked the ball away from the United striker, but only as far as Dave Bowman who powered in a first time drive which rebounded from Rhodes, Craig Brewster blazed the ball over the top when it fell to him.

But, United paid for those misses in the very final minute when Guido van de Kamp spread himself to keep out a fierce drive by Ramsey, only for McGowne to head the ball back across the face of the goal for Gunni Torfason to force the ball over the line and salvage a point.

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