Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 2nd, 1988, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 13,876
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Hamish French (52)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Joe McLeod
J Alan Irvine
Hamish French
Bobby Geddes
Billy Kirkwood
Steve Campbell
Rab Shannon
Stuart Forsyth
Wes Saunders
Alan Lawrence
Stuart Rafferty
Graham Harvey
Tommy Coyne
Vince Mennie

John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Steven Frail
Keith Wright

Iain Ferguson for J Alan Irvine (69)
John Clark for Joe McLeod (88)
Keith Wright for Vince Mennie (72)

J Alan Irvine (55)
Wes Saunders (28)
Alan Lawrence (44)
Rab Shannon (63)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 12 apps -
Maurice Malpas 341 apps11 goals
Paul Hegarty 650 apps81 goals
Dave Narey 702 apps36 goals
Ian Redford 136 apps29 goals
Eamonn Bannon 433 apps108 goals
Dave Bowman 83 apps1 goal
Jim McInally 89 apps3 goals
Joe McLeod 12 apps1 goal
J Alan Irvine 16 apps4 goals
Hamish French 22 apps4 goals
John Clark (sub) 132 apps19 goals
Iain Ferguson (sub) 96 apps42 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (20 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 260 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 197 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (20 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 260 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 89 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The second Derby of the week brought us our second victory, though this time by a reduced margin, but it did open up a three point gap over our City rivals in the chase for a UEFA Cup spot. Familiarity brought an air of stalemate in the first Half with few shots on goal.

The second half opened with a succession of United raids around Geddes' goal. Then in 52 minutes came the decisive moment of the match. Eamonn Bannon's pass found Joe McLeod out on the left and his curling cross was headed powerfully by Hamish French, Bobby, Geddes appeared to have saved his header, but allowed the ball to slip from his grasp and over the line. We continued to dominate and late on a great run by Hamish French almost brought a second goal, but his parting shot skimmed the top of the bar, Dundee's final effort was a header from Harvey which Alan Main saved well.


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