Partick Thistle 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Wednesday, August 5th, 1992, 7:30 PM at Firhill
Attendance: 5,128
Referee: Ian Taylor (Edinburgh)
Partick Thistle Dundee Utd

None. Paddy Connolly (72)

Team Managers
John Lambie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Robert Law
Don McVicar
Gordon Chisholm
Grant Tierney
Martin Clark
Mark McWalter
Gary Peebles
Colin McGlashan
Davie Irons
Ian Cameron
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Gary Bollan
Alex Cleland
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
John O'Neil
Grant Johnson
Duncan Ferguson

Gerry Britton
Ray Farningham
Jim McInally
Paddy Connolly

Gerry Britton for Mark McWalter (52)
Ray Farningham for Gary Peebles (69)
Jim McInally for Gary Bollan (46)
Paddy Connolly for Billy McKinlay (70)

Grant Tierney (43) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 107 apps -
Dave Narey 831 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 541 apps19 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 135 apps5 goals
Gary Bollan 17 apps1 goal
Alex Cleland 93 apps8 goals
Billy McKinlay 152 apps5 goals
John Clark 271 apps32 goals
John O'Neil 46 apps2 goals
Grant Johnson 12 apps1 goal
Duncan Ferguson 57 apps21 goals
Jim McInally (sub) 265 apps15 goals
Paddy Connolly (sub) 47 apps11 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary Bollan (19 years 139 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 63 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 334 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary Bollan (19 years 139 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 63 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 356 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Manager Jim McLean stuck by the same starting eleven for our second successive away fixture, though it was to be the man whom he brought on as a substitute who was to ultimately decide the issue. For long periods the flowing football which was the trademark of our early season form had Thistle bemused. All that was lacking was the end product Goals!

The introduction of Paddy Connolly twenty minutes from time was, however, to prove decisive. Within a couple of minutes of his introduction, Paddy picked up a Grant Johnson pass just outside the penalty area and brilliantly jinked his way into the box, leaving two Jags defenders in his wake before stabbing the ball past Nelson from 8 yards out. It was a goal worthy of winning more important matches than this, but four points from two awkward opening fixtures was the start all Tannadice fans wanted

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