Dundee Utd 4 - 1 Queen's Park

League Cup - 2nd Round
Tuesday, September 24th, 2002, 7:45 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 3,600
Referee: Willie Young
Dundee Utd  Queen's Park

Stephen O'Donnell (7)
Stephen O'Donnell (37)
Stephen O'Donnell (69)
Steven Thompson (72)
Steven Canning (43)

Team Managers
Alex Smith
John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Paul Gallacher
Jim Lauchlan
Stuart Duff
Jim Paterson
Warren Cummings
David McCracken
Mark Wilson
Stephen O'Donnell
Steven Thompson
Jim McIntyre
Derek Lilley
Colin Stewart
Steven Fallon
Steve Moffat
Damiano Agostini
Tony Quinn
John Gallagher
Daniel Ferry
Steven Canning
Craig Taggart
Gordon Lappin
William Martin

Paul Jarvie
Jamie McCunnie
Craig Easton
David Winters
Arnar Gunnlaugsson
Scott Thomson
Ritchie Sinclair
John Gemmell
Johnny Whelan
Stuart Jack

Arnar Gunnlaugsson for Jim McIntyre (16)
Craig Easton for Derek Lilley (57)
David Winters for Jim Paterson (73)
John Gemmell for William Martin (67)
Stuart Jack for Craig Taggart (67)
Johnny Whelan for Tony Quinn (78)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Paul Gallacher (GK) 74 apps -
Jim Lauchlan 77 apps3 goals
Stuart Duff 18 apps -
Jim Paterson 77 apps5 goals
Warren Cummings 6 apps -
Mark Wilson 6 apps -
David McCracken 36 apps1 goal
Stephen O'Donnell 8 apps3 goals
Steven Thompson 149 apps27 goals
Jim McIntyre 31 apps7 goals
Derek Lilley 60 apps14 goals
Craig Easton (sub) 203 apps16 goals
Arnar Gunnlaugsson (sub) 5 apps -
David Winters (sub) 23 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (18 years 115 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McIntyre (30 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 96 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mark Wilson (18 years 115 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McIntyre (30 years 130 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 8 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In view of the team's recent form, Alex Smith rang the changes for the visit of amateur Third Division side Queen's Park in the second round of the CIS Insurance Cup. Missing from the starting line-up were midfielder Charlie Miller through suspension, while Kevin McGowne, Danny Griffin and Craig Easton were named on the bench. They were replaced by David McCracken, Stephen O’Donnell, Jim Paterson and Jim McIntyre in an attempt to freshen up the side.

Stephen O'Donnell scored the first of the afternoon in just 7 minutes. For Queen's, Steven Canning’s shot from eighteen yards in 34 minutes was blocked by Mark Wilson and cleared as the visitors tried to put United under some pressure. It was short lived, however, and United went further ahead in 36 minutes with another goal from O'Donnell. Arnar Gunnlaugsson sent the youngster through on the right and he finished with a quite superb first time chip over Colin Stewart, into the corner of the net from 20 yards. Stuart Duff strode forward from right back in 40 minutes, playing a one-two with Derek Lilley but shot wide of the left hand post. Queen's shocked United when they pulled a goal back against the run of play after 42 minutes. Steven Canning accepted a lay off from Craig Taggart on the edge of the box before firing a fine shot past Paul Gallacher into the right hand corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Both teams started the second half unchanged. In 48 minutes, Gunnlaugsson made a great run forward before releasing Steven Thompson on the left. The big striker tried to beat his marker and shot, but former United youth Steven Fallon blocked it for a corner. In 49 minutes, Jim Paterson headed a superb O’Donnell right wing cross straight at Stewart when he ought to have scored from ten yards out. The visitors started showing more belief and were taking the game to United in search of an equaliser. In 69 minutes, United extended their lead and it was sensational for teenager Stephen O'Donnell as he completed a remarkable hat-trick. Latching onto a chip from Gunnlaugsson before stepping inside the full back, O'Donnell fired a powerful left foot shot past Stewart to complete a memorable night. In 72 minutes, United went 4-1 up when Paterson skipped past Fallon on the left and crossed for Steven Thompson, who stabbed the ball home from close range. Slack defending in injury time from United gave Canning a chance at the back post, but Gallacher saved with his feet, ensuring a comfortable win in the end for United.


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