Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Airdrieonians

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 17th, 1993, 7:45 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Bonkle)
Dundee Utd  Airdrieonians

Christian Dailly (2)
Gary Bollan (28)
Paddy Connolly (67)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Alex Cleland
Gary Bollan
Mark Perry
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Scott Crabbe
Paddy Connolly
John Martin
Jimmy Boyle
Sandy Stewart
Jimmy Sandison
Gus Caesar
Kenny Black
Paul Jack
Chris Honor
Justin Fashanu
Alan Lawrence
Owen Coyle

David Hannah
Andy McLaren
Andy Smith
John Watson

David Hannah for Dave Bowman (80)
John Watson for Mark Lawrence (69)

None. Kenny Black (40)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 149 apps -
Freddy van der Hoorn 165 apps5 goals
Alex Cleland 115 apps8 goals
Gary Bollan 28 apps3 goals
Mark Perry 19 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh 59 apps5 goals
Christian Dailly 45 apps8 goals
Dave Bowman 258 apps9 goals
Billy McKinlay 185 apps8 goals
Scott Crabbe 25 apps4 goals
Paddy Connolly 88 apps26 goals
David Hannah (sub) 5 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 181 days)
Oldest Player:Freddy van der Hoorn (29 years 195 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 361 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 181 days)
Oldest Player:Freddy van der Hoorn (29 years 195 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 126 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


As we tried to make amends for the dismal showing against Hibs, the Tannadice rearguard was completely reshaped, but it is in attack where we have so often found Airdrie such a tough nut to crack. On this occasion and in front of Tannadice's lowest crowd of the season, however, our task was greatly helped by going in front after only a couple of minutes play. Christian Dailly started and finished the move. He made a penetrating run in from the left before cutting the ball back to Paddy Connolly. He sent a shot crashing off the underside of the bar and Christian Dailly knocked the ball home after it had run loose. Airdrie scorned a great chance to get back into the match when Jack hit the outside of the post from a penalty given for Gary Bollan's trip on Lawrence. They paid a heavy price for that miss when Gary Bollan rose and bulleted a header past Martin from a Scott Crabbe corner ten minutes later. Fashanu then clipped a shot over when it seemed easier to score and although the visitors did have the bulk of possession,they were never as dangerous in the second half.

United, by contrast, were far more menacing and forged further ahead when Christian Dailly caught Sandison in possession and laid the ball inside to Paddy Connolly who had bags of time and space to pick his spot as he beat Martin. Before the end Paddy Connolly stabbed the ball against a post and Martin tipped over a Brian Welsh header, but we had to be satisfied with a three goal winning margin - remarkably our biggest home win of the season. More importantly, with Hearts losing to Aberdeen, the Tangerines edged above the Tynecastle side into fourth.


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