Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, May 6th, 1989, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 8,613
Referee: Hugh Williamson (Renfrew)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

None. None.

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Alan McLaren
Tosh McKinlay
Dave McPherson
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colqhoun
Iain Ferguson
Mike Galloway
Kenny Black
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Miodrag Krivokapić
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Mixu Paatelainen
Paddy Connolly
Kevin Gallacher

Jimmy Sandison
Alan Moore
John Clark
Paul Sturrock

Alan Moore for Mike Galloway (61) Paul Sturrock for Paddy Connolly (60)
John Clark for Miodrag Krivokapić (85)

None. Kevin Gallacher (88)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 212 apps -
Maurice Malpas 399 apps12 goals
Dave Narey 755 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 698 apps82 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 30 apps1 goal
Dave Bowman 130 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 136 apps5 goals
Billy McKinlay 59 apps2 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 70 apps28 goals
Paddy Connolly 1 app (debut) -
Kevin Gallacher 164 apps38 goals
John Clark (sub) 166 apps22 goals
Paul Sturrock (sub) 574 apps171 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Paddy Connolly (18 years 320 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 294 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 116 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paddy Connolly (18 years 320 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (34 years 294 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 245 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Paddy Connolly(Signed June 30th, 1986)


Who would have believed that it was possible for two sides to produce five consecutive goalless draws. Even a late penalty award for Hearts failed to breach the stalemate of these recent encounters.

Actually the way we started didn't give the impression that we were about to get involved in another blankety-blank affair. Billy McKinlay volleyed just over; Paddy Connolly shot wide; as did Mixu Paatelainen, and the same applied to a quick shot on the turn from Kevin Gallacher. But the first shot to actually test Smith came from debutant Paddy Connolly, but the Hearts' keeper was right behind it.

Apart from a brief flurry before the interval, Hearts were rarely in the picture and only won their first corner six minutes into the second half. The second period was more evenly con-tested, and the seemingly inevitable goalless draw appeared to have been averted when Maurice Malpas was adjudged to have fouled Iain Ferguson, but Kenny Black's spot kick was well saved by Billy Thomson to maintain a sequence which must be unique at almost any level.

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