Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - SPL
Saturday, April 21st, 2007, 3:00 PM at East End Park
Attendance: 5,131
Referee: Alan Freeland
Dunfermline Athletic Dundee Utd

Tam McManus (34) None.

Team Managers
Stephen Kenny Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
Dorus de Vries
Greg Shields
Scott Wilson
Jamie McCunnie
Souleymane Bamba
Stephen Glass
Gary Mason
Scott Muirhead
Jim McIntyre
Jim O'Brien
Tam McManus
Derek Stillie
David McCracken
Christian Kalvenes
Lee Wilkie
SeŠn Dillon
Morgaro Gomis
Greg Cameron
Barry Robson
Noel Hunt
Jon Daly
Collin Samuel

Roddy McKenzie
Scott Thomson
Greg Ross
Darren Young
Adam Hammill
Mark Burchill
Freddy Daquin
Euan McLean
Lee Mair
Stuart Duff
Willie Easton
Ryan McCord
David Robertson
David Goodwillie

Adam Hammill for Tam McManus (69)
Mark Burchill for Jim McIntyre (85)
Freddy Daquin for Jim O'Brien (88)
David Robertson for Collin Samuel
Willie Easton for Morgaro Gomis (63)
David Goodwillie for Noel Hunt (63)

None. Morgaro Gomis (43)
Lee Wilkie (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Derek Stillie (GK) 71 apps -
David McCracken 199 apps8 goals
SeŠn Dillon 12 apps -
Christian Kalvenes 29 apps1 goal
Lee Wilkie 12 apps -
Morgaro Gomis 9 apps -
Greg Cameron 31 apps2 goals
Barry Robson 142 apps25 goals
Noel Hunt 28 apps10 goals
Jon Daly 12 apps2 goals
Collin Samuel 128 apps15 goals
Willie Easton (sub) 6 apps -
David Robertson (sub) 37 apps5 goals
David Goodwillie (sub) 26 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Greg Cameron (19 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Derek Stillie (33 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 280 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Goodwillie (18 years 28 days)
Oldest Player:Derek Stillie (33 years 147 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 38 days
Domestic Players:12 (66.67 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Unitedís dismal run of results at East End Park continued. A first half strike from Tam McManus was enough to give the Pars all three points.

Despite the threat of a four game suspension, Craig Levein recalled his captain Barry Robson to the starting eleven. Also included was Morgaro Gomis who had been a major doubt due to injury. The hosts lined up with two former United players in their eleven, Jamie McCunnie and Jim McIntyre.

With the home side eager to narrow the gap to St Mirren they started the livlier and early on had headed efforts from McIntyre and Tam McManus.

With 22 minutes gone the Pars should have had the lead but McIntyre blasted over from six yards out with only Stillie to beat. United then almost broke the deadlock when Robson fired in a low free kick but his effort was inches wide. With 15 minutes of the half left Kalvenes won possession in his own half and ran the length of the pitch before exchanging passes with Jon Daly. The Norwegian fired in a shot that De Vries saved with his feet. The Pars went straight up the park and with Kalvenes out of position Shields crossed from the right and McManus volleyed home.

The second period was a less entertaining spectacle although the home side should have doubled their lead but unbelievably Stephen Glass missed an open
goal from 10 yards out. United created a few chances and towards the end Daly and McCracken both had chances to equalise but on both occasions they
headed over. The home sideís defence was solid all afternoon and much to their supportersí delight they held out to secure the win.

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