Alloa Athletic 0
Dundee Utd 3
League Cup (2nd Round)


Alloa Athletic 

0 - 3

Dundee Utd


League Cup (2nd Round)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2000
Recreation Park. Att. 1,088
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Stephen McConalogue (36)
Stephen McConalogue (41)
Stephen McConalogue (55)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Mark Cairns
Richard Huxford
Derek Clark
Gregg Watson
Frank Conway
Craig Valentine
Lee Gardner
Stevie Thompson
Ross Hamilton
Willie Irvine
Ian Little
Alan Combe
Hasney Aljofree
Stephen Wright
Jason De Vos
David Partridge
Hugh Davidson
Jamie Buchan
David Hannah
Stephen McConalogue
Alex Mathie
Jim Hamilton

Bench
Davie Beaton
Gerry Farrell
Chris Wood
Jim McLean
Charles Brigain
Pat Onstad
Tony Smith
David McCracken
John McQuillan
Joachim Fernandez

Substitutions
Chris Wood for Stevie Thompson (67)
Charles Brigain for Willie Irvine (79)
John McQuillan for Stephen Wright (75)
Tony Smith for Stephen McConalogue (77)
Joachim Fernandez for Jamie Buchan (84)

Cautions
Ross Hamilton Joachim Fernandez

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Stuart Dougal (Referee)




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Match Report


United looked to find solace in the League Cup after struggling to find a win so far in the League campaign. A changed team faced a difficult trip to Recreation Park Alloa as they set about securing their first win of the season.

The hosts frustrated the Terrors for much of the first half with chances proving to be at a premium but they did manage the all important breakthrough in the 36th minute. Stephen McConalogue took advantage of a Cairns error to slot home confidently to take a lot of pressure off his team mates. Alloa responded straight away and Alan Combe saved well from Hamilton. In 41 minutes however a Hugh Davidson cross from the left wing was met by Stephen McConalogue at the far post and his superb header gave Cairns in the Alloa no chance.

Davidson went close in 48 minutes but was flagged offside, as was David Hannah 30 seconds later. United upped the tempo and the increased pace paid off as Stephen McConalogue completed his hat trick with a great solo goal after De Vos headed down a Davidson corner in 55 minutes. Mathie went close with a snap shot in 76 minutes and Hasney Aljofree shot wide in 80 minutes after great work from Mathie and Hamilton. Hannah had a goal attempt chopped off in 81 minutes but this wasn't to take any shine off a good nights work from the Tangerines.



Squad Statistics (as at August 22nd, 2000)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)26 5 - 58 -
David Partridge21 3 - 41 -
Stephen Wright29 1 - 1 -
Jason De Vos26 5 - 762
Hasney Aljofree22 5151
David Hannah27 5 - 13821
Jamie Buchan23 5 - 5 -
Hugh Davidson20 2 - 311
Stephen McConalogue19 33223
Alex Mathie31 5 - 506
Jim Hamilton24 3 - 194
Tony Smith (sub)26 2 - 11 -
John McQuillan (sub)30 4 - 16 -
Joachim Fernandez (sub)27 2 - 2 -






League Table (as at August 22nd, 2000)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Rangers 5 5 0 0 9 15
2. Hibernian 5 4 1 0 10 13
3. Celtic 4 4 0 0 5 12
4. Dundee 4 2 0 2 0 6
5. Kilmarnock 5 2 0 3 -2 6
6. Hearts 5 0 3 2 -3 3
7. St Johnstone 4 1 2 1 0 5
8. Aberdeen 4 1 2 1 -1 5
9. Dunfermline 5 1 2 2 -5 5
10. St Mirren 4 1 0 3 -3 3
11. Dundee Utd 4 0 1 3 -5 1
12. Motherwell 5 0 1 4 -5 1

* - Table split into two divisions of six.