Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 5th, 1988, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 14,882
Referee: Bob Valentine (Dundee)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Raphael Meade (11)
Mixu Paatelainen (31)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Dave Smith

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Miodrag Krivokapić
Allan Preston
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Raphael Meade
Bobby Geddes
Rab Shannon
Tosh McKinlay
Gordon Chisholm
Jim Smith
Wes Saunders
Stuart Rafferty
Graham Harvey
Keith Wright
Tommy Coyne
Stephen Frail

Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher
Steve Campbell
Vince Mennie

Dave Bowman for Billy McKinlay (86)
Steve Campbell for Stuart Rafferty (67)

Dave Beaumont (22)
Tosh McKinlay (43)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 184 apps -
Miodrag Krivokapić 9 apps -
Allan Preston 9 apps -
Maurice Malpas 371 apps11 goals
Dave Beaumont 109 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 672 apps81 goals
Jim McInally 109 apps4 goals
John Clark 155 apps22 goals
Billy McKinlay 34 apps1 goal
Mixu Paatelainen 45 apps21 goals
Raphael Meade 14 apps6 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 110 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Allan Preston (19 years 86 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 194 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Allan Preston (19 years 86 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 70 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Our first home win since August was achieved perhaps more easily than the scoreline suggests. Star of the show was Miodrag Krivokapic in midfield with Raphael Meade and Mixu Paatelainen making telling contributions upfront, so this victory had more than a touch of the continental about it.

After five minutes Miodrag Knvokapic sent in a low shot which Geddes saved. A minute later Dundee had one of their few chances, Coyne knocking a Wright cross just wide of the near post. Miodrag Krivokapic made a run down the right, beat Coyne and sent over a cross which, a touch from Raphael Meade's diving header deflected the ball into the net via the far post.

In a half dominated by us, we got a second in the 32nd minute. Dave Beaumont's long ball upfield was chased by Mixu Paatelainen, who advanced on Geddes and chipped the ball over the Dundee keeper's diving body.

The second half followed a similar pattern of tangerine dominance. Billy McKinlay shot over and Mixu knocked a Preston cross inches wide of the far post. Dave Beaumont mopped up the one moment of danger posed by Dundee after the interval as we coasted to victory.


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