St Mirren 4
Dundee Utd 1
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


St Mirren 

4 - 1

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 29th, 1977
Love Street. Att. 16,357
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Billy Stark (22)
Bobby Torrance (50)
Frank McGarvey (53)
Bobby Torrance (88)
Paul Sturrock (20)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Donald Hunter
2. Alex Beckett
3. Billy Johnston
4. Tony Fitzpatrick
5. Bobby Reid
6. Jackie Copland
7. Frank McGarvey
8. Billy Stark
9. Bobby Torrance
10. Lex Richardson
11. Derek Hyslop
Hamish McAlpine .1
John Holt .2
Frank Kopel .3
George Fleming .4
Alex Rennie .5
Dave Narey .6
Paul Sturrock .7
Gordon G Wallace .8
Paul Hegarty .9
Tom McAdam .10
Graeme Payne .11

Bench
12. John Young
14. Donny McDowell
Doug Houston .12
Billy Kirkwood .14

Substitutions
John Young for Bobby Torrance
Donny McDowell for Derek Hyslop
Doug Houston for Paul Sturrock

Cautions
None. Alex Rennie (44)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)



Match Report


United's cup tie a decade ago is not one that will be recalled with any relish. Our visit to Love Street to face a Paisley side, well on course to achieving a Premier place as they headed the First Division, brought about our only fall from grace in the cup throughout our stay in the top divisions.

Keen interest in the match meant the kick-off was delayed as hundreds were locked out as a capacity crowd filled Love Street on a bone-hard pitch, we were given early warning of the task ahead, when Billy Stark missed a penalty.

Nerves in the Tannadice ranks should have been calmed when Paul Sturrock turned a Gordon Wallace pass into the net in 20 minutes. Bobby Torrance snatched an equaliser just two minutes later, however. Bobby Torrance put his side ahead six minutes after the re-start and Frank McGarvey's goal five minutes later left us in dire straights from which there was no recovery. Three minutes from time Billy Stark completed our misery with a fourth goal.



Squad Statistics (as at January 29th, 1977)


1976-77 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)29 2612582
Dave Narey20 25 - 12711
Frank Kopel27 26 - 2137
Paul Hegarty22 2668821
Alex Rennie28 20 - 551
John Holt20 9 - 32 -
George Fleming28 26220321
Gordon G Wallace33 189189
Paul Sturrock20 24106521
Graeme Payne20 261996
Tom McAdam22 2275120
Doug Houston (sub)33 8 - 935


League Table (as at January 29th, 1977)


No league table has been added for this season.