The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
After the disappointment of Wednesday, this was a heartening performance which brought two thoroughly deserved points. Right from te off we exerted a grip of midfield and in the fourth minute Jim McInally battled to win possession out on the left. His early cross was headed out by Hamilton to Dave Bowman whose first time shot was parried and then held by Money. One of Saints few threats on Billy Thomson came three minutes later with an Ian Cameron shot which had pace but not the direction to beat the United 'keeper. In twenty minutes, Hamish French making a welcome return to action, saw Money block his shot into Iain Ferguson's path but the Paisley keeper saved his follow up effort at the second attempt. The best move of the match brought us our winner in 38 mmutes. Iain Ferguson found Jim McInally who in turn slipped the ball out to Kevin Gallacher whose early cross was turned past Money by Godfrey under pressure from Hamish French. Four minutes from the interval came Saints best goal effort. Wilson's cross into the box was met by Conroy whose diving header was brilliantly touched round the post by Billy Thomson. Just before half-time a low cross by Jim Mclnally found no takers as it flew across the face of the goal. Our domination of play in the second half meant Saints rarely got near Billy Thomson whilst at the other end Money had to look lively to keep out a cute chip by Iain Ferguson and smother a drive by Hamish French after a fine run from the half-way line. Overall it was a highly satisfactory display and hopefully the launching pad for an about turn in our fortunes.