Brechin City 1
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Brechin City 

1 - 2

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 24th, 1981
Glebe Park. Att. 5,791
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ian Paterson (48) Davie Dodds (7)
Billy Kirkwood (16)

Team Managers
Doug Houston Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Derek Neilson
David Watt
Andy Keating
Atholl Henderson
Stuart Glover
Dick Campbell
Ian Campbell
Ian Paterson
Steve Graham
Ray Lorimer
Rob Cormack
Hamish McAlpine
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Kimmy Kyles
Brian Reid
Ralph Milne
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
None. Ralph Milne for Iain Phillip

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

W Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)



Match Report


United travelled up the A90 to Brechin for their Scottish Cup 3rd Round tie, with John Holt and Derek Addison making the starting eleven in place of Ian Gibson and Willie Pettigrew.

Fresh from having the previous weekend off due to a postponement, United flew into a commanding lead. Seven minutes in, a John Holt throw-in was met by Paul Hegarty, whose header was flicked home by Davie Dodds to put United in front. Nine minutes later Billy Kirkwood blasted a shot into the corner of the net when Watt failed to clear a dangerous cross and a rout had looked on the cards at this stage.

However, shortly after half time Ian Patterson reduced the leeway, shrugging off three challenges to shoot home. United endured a nervy wait until the final whistle sounded to see off their Second Division opponents, as they moved into the fourth round to face Partick Thistle.



Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 1981)


1980-81 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)33 38 - 4473
Paul Hegarty26 38727646
Iain Phillip29 31 - 801
Dave Narey24 36132021
John Holt24 20112911
Frank Kopel31 31 - 37113
Derek Addison25 14212914
Billy Kirkwood22 27515133
Eamonn Bannon22 3576611
Paul Sturrock24 381725772
Davie Dodds22 251210334
Ralph Milne (sub)19 1873810






League Table (as at January 24th, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 22 14 7 1 +30 35
2. Celtic 23 16 2 5 +21 34
3. Rangers 21 9 10 2 +22 28
4. United 22 8 8 6 +8 24
5. St Mirren 22 8 6 8 +4 22
6. Partick Th 23 8 6 9 -7 22
7. Morton 23 6 7 10 -13 19
8. Airdrie 22 5 8 9 -9 18
9. Hearts 22 3 5 14 -19 11
10. Kilmarnock 22 2 5 15 -37 9