Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 3rd, 1987, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 11,497
Referee: Jim Duncan (Gorebridge)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Tommy Coyne (30) Iain Ferguson (8)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
George McGeachie
Tosh McKinlay
Bobby Glennie
Jim Smith
Gordon Chisholm
Rab Shannon
John Brown
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Alan Lawrence
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Dave Beaumont
J Alan Irvine
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Gordon McLeod
Iain Ferguson
Alan Irvine

Bench
Ian Angus
Graham Harvey
Ian Redford
Joe McLeod

Substitutions
Ian Angus for Tosh McKinlay (24)
Graham Harvey for George McGeachie (38)
Ian Redford for Dave Beaumont (46)
Joe McLeod for Alan Irvine (81)

Bookings
John Brown (41)
Alan Lawrence (78)
Gordon McLeod (29)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 129 apps -
Maurice Malpas 306 apps10 goals
Dave Narey 671 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 616 apps80 goals
Dave Beaumont 90 apps3 goals
J Alan Irvine 8 apps -
Dave Bowman 49 apps -
John Clark 103 apps16 goals
Gordon McLeod 17 apps1 goal
Iain Ferguson 63 apps32 goals
Alan Irvine 5 apps -
Ian Redford (sub) 117 apps24 goals
Joe McLeod (sub) 3 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (20 years 36 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 107 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (19 years 282 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 78 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 323 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

As in the recent Skol Cup tie we made the best possible start with an early goal. If we failed to hit the same level of performance of that League Cup tie, we at least had the satisfaction of taking a point from what was not one of the derby matches that will live too long in the memory. The opener was as a result of a long clearance by Billy Thomson. George McGeachie was short with a back header, and Iain Ferguson nipped in to push the ball post the advancing Geddes after 8 minutes. Our lead lasted only 22 minutes. Lawrence played a seemingly innocuous ball into the box and Tommy Coyne cleverly flighted the ball over Billy Thomson into the net.

Both trainers were heavily involved in the first half action. Dundee had to replace both McGeachie and McKinlay, whilst Bobby Glennie had to go off for stitches for a little over ten minutes and Billy Thomson also had to receive treatment following a clash of heads with Glennie. The second period brought little or no goalmouth activity, though we looked the likelier side to grab a victory.

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