Dundee 1 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 21st, 1992, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 11,116
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Billy Dodds (35) Gary Bollan (28)
Paddy Connolly (66)
John Clark (78)

Team Managers
Simon Stainrod Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Paul Mathers
Alan Dinnie
Stevie Campbell
Jim Duffy
Jamie McGowan
John McQuillan
Ivo Den Bieman
Garry Patterson
Simon Stainrod
Billy Dodds
Paul Ritchie
Alan Main
Miodrag Krivokapić
Gary Bollan
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Freddy van der Hoorn
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
John O'Neil
Paddy Connolly

Ian Gilzean
Stuart Beedie
Christian Dailly
Michael O'Neill

Ian Gilzean for Garry Patterson (70)
Stuart Beedie for Simon Stainrod (78)
Christian Dailly for John O'Neil (84)
Michael O'Neill for Paddy Connolly (86)

Simon Stainrod (30)
Garry Patterson (58)
Gary Bollan (12)
Freddy van der Hoorn (17)

Red Cards
None. Gary Bollan (67)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 126 apps -
Miodrag Krivokapić 102 apps1 goal
Gary Bollan 21 apps2 goals
Brian Welsh 49 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 560 apps19 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 154 apps5 goals
Jim McInally 284 apps17 goals
John Clark 290 apps33 goals
Billy McKinlay 163 apps6 goals
John O'Neil 60 apps4 goals
Paddy Connolly 66 apps18 goals
Christian Dailly (sub) 38 apps7 goals
Michael O'Neill (sub) 57 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary Bollan (19 years 247 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (33 years 85 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 348 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 34 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (33 years 85 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 82 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


After the fighting draw with Celtic, team changes were limited to Brian Welsh and John O'Neil replacing Dave Narey and Michael O'Neill. This meant John Clark continued in his striking role. If the first derby match of the season had been something of a let down, then this second encounter had more than sufficient action and drama to satisfy the most demanding of fans. The catalogue of incident began after only nine minutes when Den Bieman headed a McQuillan cross against the face of the bar. For Gary Bollan this was to be an afternoon of completely contrasting fortunes. First he was booked for "feigning injury" after being body-checked by Jim Duffy. Not too long after that he rose to head in the game's opening goal. Dundee equalised ten minutes before the break when Billy Dodds hooked a Campbell corner over the line. Dundee did threaten twice more before the interval, but the second half saw the game change direction.

From the moment John Clark headed against the bar, you felt there was only going to be one winner and that it would be United. That conviction was further endorsed when Billy McKinlay's lob allowed Paddy Connolly to breach the heart of the Dundee defence. Our prospects of victory almost immediately received a setback with the dismissal of Gary Bollan even although, he appeared to have won the ball first in a challenge with Alan Dinnie. The drama continued as we scored a third goal after a state of chaos reigned in the Dundee penalty area following a pass-back to Mathers. The end result was an involuntary header from a prostrate John Clark as the ball hit him on the head as he lay on the ground. Even reduced to ten men we might have added a fourth but substitute Michael O'Neill's shot hit the post. This was a gutsy performance by the Tangerines and, surprisingly, it was our first derby success in six league outings against our city rivals.

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