Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Dundee

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 28th, 1987, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 12,220
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Dundee Utd  Dundee

Bobby Glennie (o.g.) (83)
Stuart Rafferty (40)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
Alan Main
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
Bobby Geddes
Stewart Forsyth
Tosh McKinlay
Stuart Rafferty
Bobby Glennie
Jim Duffy
Rab Shannon
John Brown
Ross Jack
Tommy Coyne
Keith Wright

Dave Bowman
John Clark
George McGeachie
Alan Lawrence

John Clark for Ian Redford (70)
Dave Bowman for Kevin Gallacher (73)
George McGeachie for John Brown (65)
Alan Lawrence for Keith Wright (81)

Ian Redford (22)
Jim Duffy (13)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 2 apps -
Maurice Malpas 283 apps9 goals
Paul Hegarty 590 apps78 goals
John Holt 386 apps24 goals
Dave Narey 645 apps36 goals
Eamonn Bannon 388 apps102 goals
Ian Redford 92 apps18 goals
Jim McInally 40 apps2 goals
Kevin Gallacher 70 apps18 goals
Iain Ferguson 41 apps23 goals
Paul Sturrock 536 apps163 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 26 apps -
John Clark (sub) 86 apps12 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alan Main (19 years 118 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 254 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 214 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Main (19 years 118 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 254 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 1 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This dress rehearsal for the Scottish Cup semi-final did little to provide clues as to the likely winners. What it did do was to prove both sides are well adept at missing chances. Clearly the greater share of these fell to us, especially the second half when we had advantage of the very strong wind. Actually we probably played better against the wind and Kevin Gallacher blazed over from close range and Dave Narey miskicked in front of goal. At the other end Tommy Coyne shot over when clean through. Five minutes from half-time, Stuart Rafferty found a gap in the defence and drove the ball past Alan Main.

Given the advantage of the elements, it was no surprise that Dundee were pinned back for most of the second half. No matter how hard we tried nor how many chances we created, a goal just didn't appear on the cards. A golden opportunity from the spot was scorned when Iain Ferguson's kick was brilliantly saved by Geddes. Iain Ferguson, Paul Sturrock, John Holt, and John Clark all came close to equalising and as both points appeared to be drifting away fortune smiled on us. Jim McInally pumped a speculative high ball into the box and Bobby Glennie only under pressure from one of his colleagues turned the ball wide of his keeper to save a point for us.


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