1 - 2
1 - 2
League (First Division)
1. Michel Pageaud
2. Barry Smith
3. Neil Duffy
4. Dusan Vrto
5. Tommy McQueen
6. Paul Tosh
7. Chic Charnley
8. Gary McKeown
9. Gerry Britton
10. George Shaw
11. Jim Hamilton
12. Dariusz Adamczuck
14. Ray Farningham
15. Paul Mathers
Dariusz Adamczuck for Paul Tosh
Ray Farningham for Gerry Britton
J. D. K. Smith (Troon) (Referee)
|Michel Pageaud (GK)||29||30||-||83||-|
|Ray Farningham (sub)||-||21||2||84||8|
|Dariusz Adamczuck (sub)||-||1||-||12||1|
No league table has been added for this season.
Two defeats in our last three outings does not make for good reading, but that record is not wholly indicative of how we have actually played.
Going back to the derby match, any game which you lose is hard to take and its even sorer when defeat is inflicted upon you by your closest rivals.
And from a personal point of view it does not help that it was my mistake which led directly to United's opening goal which made it so difficult for us thereafter. Up until then the match had been very even and, if anything, we had had more of the play. Of course, we had to do without the services of Chic Charnley after he was sent off for the 1st 25 minutes or so as United put the game beyond us with a second goal.
Defeat was again our fate against Morton last Saturday, but I felt we played quite well at Cappielow. Unfortunately, our scoring touch deserted us and combined with a couple of decisions not going our way, we came away with nothing.
Despite the result it was a more pleasing performance against Morton and we headed for another tough away game at Kilbowie last Tuesday to grab three vital points.
Apart from winning against Clydebank, there have been a couple of encouraging things in our last three games. Firstly, I'd like to give a little pat on the back to newcomer Barry Smith. He came into the side when the team wasn't playing all that well, but has shown that he can do a good job for us and remember he is still only 21. The other pleasing point has been the play of Dusan Vrto who is now back to his real form.
There is no doubt we will need everyone to be on the top of the form this afternoon against St. Mirren. Jim Bone's men have been pretty impressive in the last few weeks with their only defeat at Tannadice seven days ago. Even here by all accounts they could consider themselves hard done to in not leaving with a point.
It is, however, that we start stringing a series of wins together starting with back-to-back wins this week against Saints and then Dumbarton at Boghead next Tuesday to get ourselves right back amongst the front-runners for promotion.