Dundee Utd 3 - 0 St Mirren

League - Premier Division
Saturday, August 30th, 1986, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,168
Referee: Jim McGilvray (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  St Mirren

Kevin Gallacher (69)
Eamonn Bannon (81)
Iain Ferguson (83)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Campbell Money
Steve Clarke
Derek Hamilton
Brian Hamilton
Peter Godfrey
Neale Cooper
Paul Lambert
Dougie Bell
Frank McGarvey
Billy Abercromby
Brian Gallacher

Dave Bowman
Ralph Milne
Jim Rooney
Ian Cameron

Dave Bowman for Maurice Malpas (58)
Ralph Milne for Kevin Gallacher (87)
Ian Cameron for Brian Gallacher (80)
Jim Rooney for Derek Hamilton (87)

Ian Redford (74)
Steve Clarke (15)
Neale Cooper (57)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 60 apps -
Maurice Malpas 241 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 570 apps75 goals
Gary McGinnis 29 apps1 goal
Dave Beaumont 50 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 609 apps36 goals
Eamonn Bannon 349 apps95 goals
Ian Redford 50 apps12 goals
Paul Sturrock 501 apps157 goals
Iain Ferguson 3 apps3 goals
Kevin Gallacher 29 apps8 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 6 apps -
Ralph Milne (sub) 268 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 285 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 44 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 106 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 285 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 44 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 337 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Dave Beaumont played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.
Ian Redford played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

A three goal salvo in the last twenty minutes shot us to the top of the League, but it took a long time for the United forwards to pierce a strong Saints defence, in truth, although we had dominated proceedings in the early stages, a goal-less draw looked on the cards, until that late scoring surge. The best scoring chance of the first half fell to Kevin Gallacher. Released by Eamonn Bannon the youngster's effort was blocked by Campbell Money.

Our best move of the match brought the so welcome breakthrough. Paul Sturrock's cross field pass found Dave Beaumont on the right. Dave made good progress down the right before releasing a cross, which Kevin Gallacher met perfectly to head stylishly past Money. Gathering confidence from this strike, the play throughout the side began to flow and a further goal followed when Ian Redford switched the play to Gary McGinnis on the left and his feed to Eamonn Bannon, opened the way for Eamonn to beat Money from around the twelve yard mark. Within a minute, Money was again retrieving the ball from the back of the net, when Kevin Gallacher picked out Iain Ferguson on the edge of the box and the newcomer wheeled to score with a low angled drive. That completed a fine victory from a match apparently heading towards stalemate.


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