Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Tuesday, March 10th, 1987, 7:30 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 11,615
Referee: David Syme (Rutherglen)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
John Brown (42) Kevin Gallacher (67)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
George McGeachie
Tosh McKinlay
Stuart Rafferty
Jim Smith
Jim Duffy
Stewart Forsyth
John Brown
Graham Harvey
Tommy Coyne
Ross Jack
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson

Bench
Keith Wright
Steve Campbell
John Holt
Paul Kinnaird

Substitutions
Keith Wright for George McGeachie (87) John Holt for Ian Redford (46)

Bookings
Tosh McKinlay (50)
Stuart Rafferty (57)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 101 apps -
Paul Hegarty 585 apps78 goals
Dave Narey 640 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 278 apps8 goals
Ian Redford 87 apps18 goals
Jim McInally 35 apps2 goals
John Clark 81 apps11 goals
Eamonn Bannon 385 apps102 goals
Paul Sturrock 532 apps163 goals
Kevin Gallacher 65 apps18 goals
Iain Ferguson 36 apps20 goals
John Holt (sub) 382 apps23 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 261 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 183 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

This turned out to be one of the most pulsating derby matches for a long time. Many thought Dundee, with only the Cup to play for, would perhaps take it easy in view of their weekend quarter-final tie at Kilbowie, but derby matches never produce such a luxury. Puting our own poor performance behind us, we started off well, controlling the first 25 minutes but without threatening Geddes as often as our pressure deserved. Midway through the half Dundee fought their way back into the match, notably when Tommy Coyne created a fine opening with his final shot going narrowly wide At the other end Paul Sturrock appeared to be brought down in the box and Dundee broke quickly and John Brown beat Billy Thomson from 25 yards.

From the moment the second half started we piled on the pressure. Paul Sturrock, in particular, was unlucky to see a shot evade the far post Paul was, however, the instigator of our equaliser He trapped a punt by Billy Thomson, before setting Kevin Gallacher away and Kevin beat the advancing Geddes from just inside the box. Dundee fleetingly came back into the picture but only acrobatics by Geddes prevented Eamonn Bannon and Iain Ferguson scoring. The match ended with an effort from Iain Ferguson which was narrowly wide of the far post.

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