Hamilton Academical 0 - 5 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, January 14th, 1989, 3:00 PM at Douglas Park
Attendance: 3,792
Referee: D Miller (Glasgow)
Hamilton Academical Dundee Utd

None. Mixu Paatelainen (5)
Kevin Gallacher (13)
Kevin Gallacher (17)
Kevin Gallacher (60)
Jim McInally (77)

Team Managers
Jim Dempsey Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Rough
Kevin McKee
Craig Napier
Willie Jamieson
Paul Martin
Colin Miller
Jamie Fairlie
Jim Weir
Stuart Gordon
Dave Roseburgh
Paul MacDonald
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Hamish French

Sandy Fraser
Martin Neilson
Dave Beaumont
Paul Sturrock

Sandy Fraser for Jamie Fairlie (45)
Martin Neilson for Colin Miller (72)
Paul Sturrock for Mixu Paatelainen (67)

Craig Napier (55)
Willie Jamieson (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 195 apps -
Dave Narey 739 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 681 apps81 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 18 apps -
Maurice Malpas 382 apps11 goals
Billy McKinlay 45 apps2 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 55 apps23 goals
Dave Bowman 121 apps2 goals
Jim McInally 120 apps5 goals
Kevin Gallacher 148 apps35 goals
Hamish French 47 apps7 goals
Paul Sturrock (sub) 562 apps170 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (19 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 182 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 216 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (19 years 272 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 182 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 334 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


It is almost thirty years since we lost a competitive match to Hamilton and after seventeen minutes there was little danger of Hamilton ending that record. By then we were three goals ahead and coasting. The rout started in the fifth minute. Dave Bowman and Kevin Gallacher combined on the right and Mixu Paatelainen fairly hammered the ball in at the near post. Mixu supplied the ammunition for our second in the 13th minute. He released Kevin Gallacher who cut in from the left before chipping the ball over Alan Rough from the edge of the box. Four minutes later and we went three up. Billy McKinlay swung over a cross from the left to the far post and Kevin Gallacher nodded the ball down past Rough.

Early in the second period Hamilton had a let off when Kevin Gallacher, Hamish French and Mixu Paatelainen all had efforts blocked by a combination of defenders and the woodwork. However, further goals were inevitable and Kevin Gallacher completed his hat-trick in the 60th minute when he netted the rebound after Hamish French''s shot had struck the bar. Goal number five came thirteen minutes from the end when a cross from Kevin Gallacher was sweetly volleyed by Jim McInally past Rough for his first goal of the season.

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