30th August 1998



1 – 0

Dundee United

Scottish Premier League
Sunday, August, 1998
Fir Park. Att. 11,201

Kai Nyyssönen (43)

Mikko Kavén
Steve McMillan
Jamie McGowan
Shaun Teale
Michel Doesburg
Simo Valakari
Rob Matthaei
Ian Ross
Brian McClair
Owen Coyle
Kai Nyyssönen
Sieb Dijkstra
Bernard Pascual
Magnus Skoldmark
Maurice Malpas
Mark McNally
Craig Easton
Lars Zetterlund
Siggi Jonsson
Tonny Mols
Kjell Olofsson
Roger Boli

Stevie Woods
Jered Stirling
Dougie Ramsay
Lee McCulloch
Eliphas Shivute
Paul Gallacher
Iain Jenkins
Robbie Winters
Darren Patterson
Joe Miller

Eliphas Shivute for Kai Nyyssönen (67) Iain Jenkins for Siggi Jonsson (4)
Robbie Winters for Lars Zetterlund (51)
Darren Patterson for Bernard Pascual (66)

Shaun Teale None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Referee)

Match Report


Kai Nyyssönen scores his first goal for the club in what would be his last appearance before departing.

The club’s new chairman John Boyle introduced a new scheme to try and entice more of the Lanarkshire public to support their local team. Starting with the Dunfermline Athletic fixture the previous weekend ‘Football for a Fiver’ was introduced with kids/concessions tickets priced at just £1 whereas adults are charged £5, the offer was available for the Dundee United fixture which saw an impressive 11,201 fans turn out especially with the game being played on a Sunday evening with a kick off time at 6:05pm and live on SKY TV. The offer proved to be quite popular over the two fixtures as the combined attendance was just over 21,000.