Dundee Utd 2 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 23rd, 1988, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,234
Referee: Louis Thow (Ayr)
Dundee Utd  Dunfermline Athletic

Iain Ferguson (3)
Jim McInally (6)
Mark Smith (29)
Ross Jack (76)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Joe McLeod
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Dave McKeIlar
B Robertson
Bobby Smith
John Holt
Gary Riddell
David Irons
Mark Smith
Steve Morrison
Willie Callaghan
Craig Robertson
Stuart Beedie

Billy McKinlay
J Alan Irvine
Norrie McCathie
Ross Jack

J Alan Irvine for Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay for Jim McInally (13)
Ross Jack for Willie Callaghan (70)

None. Gary Riddell (62)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 160 apps -
Dave Narey 706 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 654 apps81 goals
Maurice Malpas 346 apps11 goals
Dave Bowman 86 apps1 goal
Joe McLeod 16 apps2 goals
Ian Redford 140 apps29 goals
Eamonn Bannon 438 apps108 goals
Jim McInally 94 apps4 goals
Iain Ferguson 101 apps44 goals
Kevin Gallacher 117 apps24 goals
J Alan Irvine (sub) 18 apps4 goals
Billy McKinlay (sub) 15 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (20 years 120 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 317 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (19 years 6 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 281 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 179 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The Fifers may have been officially consigned to the First Division, but they went down fighting after a whirlwind start by us. lan Redford headed the ball down to Joe McLeod. Joe's shot was blocked and broke to Eamonn Bannon. Eamonn turned the ball back into the middle and Iain Ferguson, lurking at the back post, hammered the ball past McKellar - time only three minutes. Our second goal came three minutes later. Some neat interplay between Kevin Gallacher and Joe McLeod saw Joe go on to beat Riddell and Jim McInally scored with a diving header. When Jim Mclnally limped off in the 13th minute we lost a lot of our impetus and the Pars gradually clawed their way back into the game. In the 29th minute Mark Smith won the ball on the half way line and ran on to beat Billy Thomson.

Dunfermline fought hard again in the second hall and equalised in the 76th minute. The ball broke to substitute Ross Jack on the edge of the box and his parting shot went high into the net. As full time beckoned, we almost got a winner. Kevin Gallacher got the break of the ball on the half way line and ran on but McKellar blocked his shot. The ball broke to Alan Irvine, who crossed the ball into the middle and Joe McLeod's header stuck the bar!


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