Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Hibernian

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 22nd, 1986, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,862
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
Dundee Utd  Hibernian

Eamonn Bannon (44)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy Craig

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Ralph Milne
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
Alan Rough
Billy Kirkwood
Bobby Smith
Micky Weir
Gordon Rae
Gordon Hunter
Mark Caughey
Eddie May
Paul Kane
John Collins
Joe McBride

Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher
Calum Milne
Mark Fulton

Kevin Gallacher for Iain Ferguson (87)
Ian Redford for Billy McKinlay (88)

Billy McKinlay (44)
Gordon Rae

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 81 apps -
Dave Beaumont 68 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 262 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 620 apps36 goals
Ralph Milne 282 apps75 goals
Billy McKinlay 1 app (debut) -
Jim McInally 15 apps -
John Clark 66 apps10 goals
Eamonn Bannon 370 apps98 goals
Iain Ferguson 18 apps14 goals
Paul Sturrock 518 apps161 goals
Ian Redford (sub) 68 apps15 goals
Kevin Gallacher (sub) 48 apps9 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (17 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (30 years 170 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 90 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Billy McKinlay (17 years 218 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (30 years 170 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 348 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Billy McKinlay(Signed June 21st, 1985)


Our stranglehold over Hibs continued with this narrow but deserved victory. The manager-less Easter Road side. as expected, proved a tough nut to crack and only a goal just before half time gave us the points. We started well but Irishman Mark Caughey should have put Hibs ahead in the 18th minute when he met a cross at the near post and somehow managed to shoot past the far post. From then until the interval we were on top and finally got our reward when Paul Sturrock's corner from the left was headed strongly downwards past Alan Rough by Eamonn Bannon.

Fewer chances came our way in the second half in which debutant Billy McKinlav was unfortunate to see Alan Rough brilliantly tip his volley over the bar and Iain Ferguson also saw the Hibs 'keeper save his effort after it had taken a deflection. The closest Hibs came to taking a point was right at the beginning of the half when Maurice Malpas cleared a Caughey shot off the line.


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