Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Hamilton Academical

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 26th, 1988, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,375
Referee: Jim McCluskey (Stewarton)
Dundee Utd  Hamilton Academical

Dave Bowman (58)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Dempsey

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Allan Preston
Maurice Malpas
Mixu Paatelainen
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher
Alan Ferguson
Kevin McKee
Craig Napier
Willie Jamieson
Paul Martin
Dave Roseburgh
Colin Harris
Jim Weir
Stuart Gordon
Martin Nelson
Eddie Gallagher

Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
Chic Charnley
Paul MacDonald

Dave Bowman for Billy McKinlay (46)
Dave Beaumont for Mixu Paatelainen (82)
Paul MacDonald for Craig Napier (66)
Chic Charnley for Stuart Gordon (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 188 apps -
Dave Narey 732 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 676 apps81 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 12 apps -
Allan Preston 13 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 375 apps11 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 48 apps21 goals
Jim McInally 113 apps4 goals
Billy McKinlay 38 apps1 goal
Hamish French 40 apps4 goals
Kevin Gallacher 141 apps30 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 113 apps4 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 114 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Allan Preston (19 years 107 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 352 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Allan Preston (19 years 107 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 133 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 289 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Hamilton who had become something of the whipping boys of the Premier Division employed tactics right from the start to ensure there would be no such embarrassment on this occasion.

We made a bright enough start against the Accies massed defence with a first minute chance for Mixu Paatelainen and a Hamish French shot shortly afterwards. Allan Ferguson, a star in the visitor's goal that fumbled a 40 yard drive by Dave Narey but the ball squirmed past for a corner. Hamilton's tactics almost paid off in the dying minutes of the first half. Colin Harris made tracks up the right and his cross was headed past by Gallacher at the far post.

The second half started with Dave Bowman on for Billy McKinlay and this was to prove significant in the 58th minute. Maurice Malpas squared the ball to Dave Bowman, whose powerful and dipping shot deceived Ferguson as it popped out of his grasp and over the line.

That was the only chink we found in Accies defensive armour. As if to endorse their qualities, didn't Accies pick up a point at Pittodrie the following week, putting a proper perspective on our result.


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