Hibernian 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Hibernian 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 3rd, 1981
Easter Road. Att. 5,384
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Arthur Duncan (50) Davie Dodds (44)

Team Managers
Bertie Auld Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim McArthur
Alan Sneddon
Bobby Flavell
Jackie McNamara
Craig Paterson
Billy McLaren
Ralph Callachan
Ally Macleod
Gordon Rae
Gary Murray
Arthur Duncan
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Iain Phillip
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Frank Kopel
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Erich Schaedler
Derek Rodier
George Nicol
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
None. Graeme Payne for Ralph Milne

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)




Match Report


With Dave Narey doubtful since the midweek match with Monaco, and John Holt out through suspension, Richard Gough and Frank Kopel were drafted into the starting eleven for the trip to Edinburgh. Hamish McAlpine and Derek Stark both recovered from minor injuries to make the game against a Hibs side in the midst of a change of ownership.

United were first to create, when Ralph Milne ran fully 50 yards before crossing to Davie Dodds, who headed straight at keeper Jim cArthur. Hibs then had a chance, but Ally MacLeod mis-kicked in front of goal, and Gough did similar at the other end after Paul Sturrock carved out the chance. After another MacLeod chance for Hibs, Davie Dodds was booked for dissent after conceding a free-kick in the 38th minute. One minute before the interval Davie Dodds shot the visitors in front after a brilliant move by Phillip and Sturrock.

Hibs manager Bertie Auld brought both his subs on at half-time, and Arthur Duncan grabbed the equaliser for Hibs five minutes after the restart, snatching the ball from the fingers of McAlpine to put the ball into the net. McAlpine made amends later, pulling off a fine save from Derek Rodier, and United stormed the home goal throughout the second half, but their finishing let them down and both teams settled for a point.



Squad Statistics (as at October 3rd, 1981)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)33 14 - 4813
Iain Phillip27 13 - 1111
Frank Kopel32 11 - 40113
Richard Gough19 91131
Derek Stark22 10 - 1303
Paul Hegarty27 11 - 30449
Eamonn Bannon23 15910126
Ralph Milne20 1226515
Billy Kirkwood23 11318143
Davie Dodds23 13613151
Paul Sturrock24 15729185
Graeme Payne (sub)25 7227419






League Table (as at October 3rd, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 6 6 0 0 +12 12
2. Aberdeen 6 4 0 2 +4 8
3. St Mirren 6 3 2 1 +1 8
4. Rangers 5 2 2 1 +2 6
5. Morton 6 3 0 3 -1 6
6. United 5 2 1 2 +4 5
7. Hibernian 6 1 3 2 0 5
8. Dundee 6 2 0 4 -4 4
9. Airdrie 6 1 1 4 -10 3
10. Partick Th 6 0 1 5 -8 1