Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 13th, 1988, 3:00 PM at East End Park
Attendance: 7,159
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Dunfermline Athletic Dundee Utd

None. Kevin Gallacher (3)
Kevin Gallacher (23)
Kevin Gallacher (87)

Team Managers
Jim Leishman Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dave McKeIlar
Billy Kirkwood
Bobby Smith
John Holt
Gary Riddell
Norrie McCathie
Mark Smith
Ross Jack
Trevor Smith
Craig Robertson
Stuart Beedie
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Vetle Andersen
Eric Ferguson
Dave Beaumont
Paul Kinnaird

Vetle Andersen for Mark Smith (71)
Eric Ferguson for Trevor Smith (75)

Billy Kirkwood (40) Maurice Malpas (65)
Kevin Gallacher (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 5 apps -
Dave Narey 692 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 640 apps80 goals
Maurice Malpas 332 apps11 goals
Dave Bowman 73 apps -
Jim McInally 79 apps3 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 15 apps5 goals
Ian Redford 126 apps28 goals
Eamonn Bannon 423 apps105 goals
Hamish French 14 apps2 goals
Kevin Gallacher 105 apps24 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alan Main (20 years 75 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 266 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Main (20 years 75 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 211 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 97 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Our unbeaten run in the New Year extended to 7 matches with this convincing win over Dunfermline. Hero of this victory was Kevin Gallacher, who bagged all three goals. Only three minutes were on the clock when Kevin struck for the first time the ball was played in to Kevin Gallacher on the edge of the box and his curling shot left McKellar in the Pars goal helpless.

Kevin Gallacher and Hamish French both had shots which weren't far off target before we scored a second in the 23rd minute. Hamish French embarked on a run before threading a pass through the Pars defence to allow Kevin Gallacher to shoot past McKellar at the near post. Eamonn Bannon hooked a volley just wide and Jim Mclnally was pulled down by Billy Kirkwood after being put in the clear. Dunfermline's only first half threat to Alan Main was a curling Beedie cross which the 'keeper punched away in fine style.

The second half was less dominated by us, but Dunfermline found it hard to make any impression on the Tannadice rearguard. With three minutes left Mixu Paatelainen chipped the ball through the middle and Kevin Gallacher ran on before coolly slotting the ball past McKellar to complete his hat-trick. In the final minute Hamish French burst clear but his delayed cut-back found no takers when a fourth goal looked inevitable.

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