Dundee 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, January 16th, 1988, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 13,644
Referee: Bobby Valentine (Dundee)
Dundee Dundee Utd

None. Mixu Paatelainen (22)
Eamonn Bannon (51)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Stuart Forsyth
Tosh McKinlay
Rab Shannon
Jim Smith
Bobby Glennie
Graham Harvey
Stuart Rafferty
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Ian Angus
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Dave McFarlane
Alan Lawrence
John Clark
Iain Ferguson

Dave McFarlane fro Rab Shannon (65)
Alan Lawrence for Graham Harvey (79)
Iain Ferguson for Kevin Gallacher (84)
John Clark for Mixu Paatelainen (87)

Tommy Coyne (88) Dave Narey (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 151 apps -
Paul Hegarty 636 apps80 goals
Maurice Malpas 328 apps10 goals
Dave Narey 688 apps36 goals
Ian Redford 122 apps24 goals
Eamonn Bannon 419 apps104 goals
Jim McInally 75 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 69 apps -
Mixu Paatelainen 11 apps4 goals
Hamish French 10 apps1 goal
Kevin Gallacher 102 apps21 goals
John Clark (sub) 122 apps19 goals
Iain Ferguson (sub) 85 apps40 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mixu Paatelainen (20 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 183 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 198 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mixu Paatelainen (20 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 183 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 78 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A Derby fixture is crucial irrespective of League position but ths one carried even greater importance for us, as a victory would throw us a life-line towards fifth spot currently occupied by Dundee. The dark blues opened forcefully and had the ball in the net after only four minutes, but foot up by Graeme Harvey on BilIy Thomson cancelled out the score. Eamonn Bannon and Ian Redford both back in the ranks after long absences made an early impact. Eamonn had a shot blocked and lain hit a first time effort. Eamonn then swung over a cross but Kevin Gallacher's diving header was straight at Geddes in the 13th minute. Nine minutes later we took the lead. Dave Bowman sent Kevin Gallacher scampering up the right. He carried the ball to the bye-line before putting in an early cross which Mixu Paatelainen, 12 yards out, swept past Geddes, who was completely wrong footed. Towards the interval Dundee came more into the game most notably when Wright headed fractionally over and when BilIy Thomson tipped a fiercely driven Forsyth 25 yarder over the bar.

After the re-start it was our turn to put on the pressure. In the 47th minute Hamish French, clean through, saw Geddes block his shot with his legs. Four minutes later Kevin Gallacher's cut back was dummied by Jim McInally and the ball fell to Eamonn Bannon, who cutely chipped the ball over Geddes outstretched arm into the top right hand corner. From then on it was almost all United. Kevin Gallacher hit a raging shot from 25 yards which must have shaved the post. Hamish French put through by Mixu saw his chip strike the top of the bar and Kevin Gallacher was next to hit the wood-work with a shot from outside the box. Overall this was one of the most pleasing displays of the season and not just because it meant another derby success.

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