The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
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.