2 - 1
2 - 1
League Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)
Paul Sturrock (pen.) (46)
Davie Dodds (88)
|Matt Thomson (38)|
Derek Addison for Derek Stark (15)
Paul Sturrock for Dave Narey (25)
Gerry McCoy for Matt Thomson
Ross McFarlane for Derek Wood
Alistair Bowie (17)
Robert McSkimming (27)
Derek Atkins (27)
Hugh Alexander (Irvine) (Referee)
United qualified for the last eight of the Bell's League Cup by virtue of the 2-1 (5-1 on aggregate) win over Queen's Park in mid-week. However, the performance was far from being what was expected from a Premier League outfit with chances once again being scorned against a brave Amateurs defence.
3-0 up after the first leg at Hampden, Willie Pettigrew came close with a 20 yard drive before defenders Dave Narey and Derek Stark both had to go off early with a head injuries. On 27 minutes Pettigrew was brought down in the box and United were awarded a penalty, but Pettigrew saw his spot kick saved by Atkins. Six minutes before the break Matt Thomson raced in on a Hegarty clearance and lashed in a 15 yarder to give Queen's a shock lead.
Two minutes into the second half, substitute Paul Sturrock levelled things from our second spot-kick of the night after Dodds had been fouled in a tangle of legs, and Davie Dodds spared the blushes with a winner just four minutes from the end, blasting home after Atkins had pushed Pettigrew's cross on to the underside of the bar.
|Hamish McAlpine (GK)||31||7||-||374||3|
|Derek Addison (sub)||24||13||1||104||12|
|Paul Sturrock (sub)||23||16||6||185||49|