Dundee Utd 4 - 1 Kilmarnock

League - SPL
Saturday, March 20th, 2004, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,757
Referee: Callum Murray
Dundee Utd  Kilmarnock

Goalscorers
Jim McIntyre (11)
Charlie Miller (21)
Jim McIntyre (26)
Jim McIntyre (34)
Danny Invincibile (61)

Team Managers
Ian McCall
Jim Jefferies

Starting Eleven
Paul Gallacher
Chris Innes
David McCracken
Alan Archibald
Mark Wilson
Derek McInnes
Andy McLaren
Barry Robson
Mark Kerr
Charlie Miller
Jim McIntyre
Colin Meldrum
David Lilley
Barry McLaughlin
Freddy Dindeleux
Garry Hay
James Fowler
Gary Locke
Eric Skora
Gary McDonald
Kris Boyd
Danny Invincibile

Substitutes
Paul Jarvie
Stuart Duff
Craig Easton
Billy Dodds
Jason Scotland
Graeme Smith
Colin Nish
Craig Dargo
Gordon Greer
Gary McSwegan

Substitutions
Billy Dodds for Charlie Miller (67)
Jason Scotland for Barry Robson (74)
Craig Easton for Jim McIntyre (81)
Gordon Greer for McLaughlin (29)
Craig Dargo for Garry Hay (29)

Bookings
None. David Lilley (17)
Gary Locke (41)
Craig Dargo (53)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Paul Gallacher (GK) 128 apps -
Chris Innes 21 apps -
David McCracken 89 apps2 goals
Alan Archibald 31 apps2 goals
Mark Wilson 57 apps2 goals
Derek McInnes 30 apps2 goals
Andy McLaren 236 apps23 goals
Barry Robson 21 apps3 goals
Mark Kerr 26 apps1 goal
Charlie Miller 128 apps18 goals
Jim McIntyre 89 apps25 goals
Craig Easton (sub) 252 apps17 goals
Billy Dodds (sub) 99 apps36 goals
Jason Scotland (sub) 13 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (19 years 293 days)
Oldest Player:Derek McInnes (32 years 267 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 189 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (19 years 293 days)
Oldest Player:Billy Dodds (35 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 114 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Jim McIntyre scored for the 25th time for the Club.
Jim McIntyre scored for the 25th time for the Club.
Jim McIntyre scored for the 25th time for the Club.

Ian McCall is able to field an unchanged eleven for this SPL match against Kilmarnock who have not lost at Tannadice in their previous twelve visits.

As early as the first minute United post notice of intent when a move down the right end with McIntyre feeding the ball to McLaren and his effort from a tight angle is just over the bar. The United pressure brings its reward in the tenth minute when Robson executes a free kick and Jim McIntyre heads home from six yards off the underside of the cross bar. lmost immediately United are back in the Killie half after Robsonís determination wins possession in the visitors' half. He bursts forward and then despite appearing to lose the ball, he gets a toe to it to feed Jim McIntyre who nets his second of the afternoon from twenty yards, firing high into the roof of the net. Another goal is certain and when Archibald launches a high ball into the box, with twenty minutes gone, it is headed on by McLaren to the unmarked Charlie Miller who fires in an angled drive from twelve yards. Five minutes later Skora tries a long range effort but Gallacher gathers easily and then the same player fires in a corner that McCracken clears only as far as Locke who shoots from thirty yards but McInnes is there to block the shot. A Miller cross is cleared by Lilley and then the United midfielder looks like he will score again when he is put through, but the ball runs agonisingly to far ahead and a chance is lost. On thirty four minutes United go further ahead with Jim McIntyre completing his first ever hat trick at senior level. McInnes is the provider this time rolling the ball into the path of the former Killie striker, who frequently comes back to haunt his old side, and he fires high into the net from the edge of the box.

The second half gets under way but not unexpectedly the pace has dropped considerably with game all but won. Both sides are trying to get forward but moves are beginning to break down and defences are on top. McIntyre is just short with a lay-off which might have put Miller through on goal and Miller was then unlucky not to find Robson with a through ball. Dargo is booked on fifty-three minutes for dissent after a close call on an offside decision that denies him a goal. Wilson fires in a cross that Greer gets away and just on the hour mark the visitors pull one back through Invincible who strokes home a knock down from Boyd.



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