St Mirren 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 9th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Love Street
Attendance: 4,617
Referee: Eddie Pringle (Edinburgh)
St Mirren Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Doug Somner (42) Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (31)
Paul Sturrock (35)

Team Managers
Rikki McFarlane Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Tommy Wilson
Steve Clarke
Tony Fitzpatrick
Mark Fulton
John McCormack
Alan Logan
Lex Richardson
Doug Somner
Frank McAvennie
Billy Abercromby
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
John McEachran
Barrie Wardrobe
Derek Murray
John Reilly

Substitutions
John McEachran for Lex Richardson (61) None.

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 574 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 98 apps11 goals
John Holt 229 apps19 goals
Maurice Malpas 71 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 446 apps33 goals
Paul Hegarty 399 apps57 goals
Ralph Milne 152 apps45 goals
Billy Kirkwood 266 apps54 goals
Eamonn Bannon 184 apps48 goals
Davie Dodds 225 apps91 goals
Paul Sturrock 369 apps117 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 254 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 217 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 254 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 87 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 364 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

By completing the quadruple over Saints, United retained contact with Celtic and Aberdeen.

All the goals came in the first period. Eamonn Bannon (pen) and Paul Sturrock with a header put United two up but Doug Somner pulled one back for Saints.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 31 22 5 4 77 30 47 49
2. UNITED 31 19 8 4 73 32 41 46
3. Aberdeen 30 20 4 6 60 24 36 44
4. Rangers 31 10 12 9 41 34 7 32
5. St Mirren 31 8 11 12 37 44 -7 27
6. Dundee 31 8 10 13 38 46 -8 26
7. Hibernian 30 6 13 11 33 42 -9 25
8. Motherwell 31 10 4 17 36 61 -25 24
9. Morton 31 6 8 17 30 63 -33 20
10. Kilmarnock 31 3 9 19 25 74 -49 15
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