Partick Thistle 0 - 4 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 13th, 1993, 3:00 PM at Firhill
Attendance: 3,846
Referee: Les Mottram (Forth)
Partick Thistle Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Scott Crabbe (pen.) (1)
Paddy Connolly (65)
Paddy Connolly (73)
Duncan Ferguson (80)

Team Managers
John Lambie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Andy Murdoch
Gary Peebles
Don McVicar
Paul McLaughlin
Grant Tierney
Martin Clark
George Shaw
Albert Craig
Gerry Britton
Leigh Palin
Julian Broddle
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Michael O'Neill
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Paddy Connolly
Duncan Ferguson
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Ian Cameron
Colin McGlashan
David Hannah
Grant Johnson

Substitutions
Colin McGlashan for Leigh Palin (24)
Ian Cameron for Martin Clark (54)
David Hannah for Scott Crabbe (84)

Bookings
Martin Clark (1)
Paul McLaughlin (35)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 139 apps -
Dave Narey 848 apps36 goals
Mark Perry 10 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 571 apps19 goals
Michael O'Neill 64 apps12 goals
John Clark 298 apps33 goals
Billy McKinlay 175 apps8 goals
Dave Bowman 252 apps9 goals
Paddy Connolly 77 apps21 goals
Duncan Ferguson 79 apps32 goals
Scott Crabbe 14 apps4 goals
David Hannah (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Duncan Ferguson (21 years 54 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 53 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Hannah (19 years 198 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (36 years 255 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 85 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
David Hannah(Signed September 4th, 1991)

Milestones

Duncan Ferguson returned to the first team after a month's absence, but it was Paddy Connolly who stole the show. Paddy's influence on the game was immediate. He drifted past a couple of defenders into Partick's box where his path was blocked by dark who was booked for his trouble before Scott Crabbe netted what was to be our only penalty conversion of the entire season. Despite the one way traffic towards Murdoch in Thistle's goal, the score remained like that at half-time even though we did get the ball in the net. Unfortunately the referee didn't see it! John dark flicked on a Michael O'Neill corner. Duncan Ferguson powered in a header which Murdoch saved and the ball ran loose to Paddy Connolly who hammered the ball against the stanchion. To everyone's astonishment the referee waved play on and to add insult to injury dark had picked the ball up as it emerged from the net and handed it back to his keeper! Fortunately in the context of the match this omission had no bearing.

Justice was served by Paddy Connolly scoring twice within the space of eight minutes in the second half. Duncan Ferguson celebrated his return with the fourth goal as he headed the ball over the advancing Murdoch from Alan Main's long up field punt.



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