Arbroath 0
Dundee Utd 7
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 30th, 1988
Gayfield Park. Att. 5,905
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Ian Redford (15)
Maurice Malpas (30)
Mixu Paatelainen (36)
J Alan Irvine (47)
Eamonn Bannon (64)
Hamish French (70)
J Alan Irvine (72)

Team Managers
John Young Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Derek Jackson
Brian Mitchell
Dean Laing
Robert Anderson
George Mackie
Paul Anderson
Bobby Forrest
Drew Brannigan
Alan McKenna
Jimmy Fotheringham
Frank Morrison
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
J Alan Irvine
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French

David Burnside
Bradley Kerr
John Clark
Iain Ferguson

David Burnside for Frank Morrison (52)
Bradley Kerr for Alan McKenna (66)
Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (60)
John Clark for Paul Hegarty (74)

George Mackie (36) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D Miller (Glasgow) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Our quickly improving form and confidence meant we soon established a stranglehold on this tie. After an even opening quarter of an hour, we made the breakthrough. Hamish French won the ball deep in his own half, passed to Alan Irvine who found Ian Redford just inside his own half but with a clear run in on goal. He advanced to the penalty box before despatching the ball past Jackson. On the half hour mark skipper Maurice Malpas ran on to a ball and beat Arbroath's off-side trap and neatly beat the advancing Jackson. Our third goal also stemmed from a ball which beat the home defence's off-side trap. Alan Irvine ran on to a ball chipped over the defence and crossed from near the bye-line for Mixu Paatelainen to knock home at the far post.

Less than two minutes into the second half we made it four. The Arbroath 'keeper mis-kicked when attempting a clearance, Hamish French controlled the ball and slipped it to Alan Irvine. whose lob from 30 yards beat the stranded Jackson. In the 64th minute substitute lain Ferguson turned quickly to take him clear of the defence. Jackson blocked his shot sending the ball high into the air and Eamonn Bannon rose to nod the ball home. With twenty minutes left Alan Irvine crossed for Hamish French to rise and head the sixth into the top left hand corner. Two minutes later Hamish returned the compliment finding Alan Irvine in space. Jackson brilliantly blocked his first effort but was powerless to stop Alan's second effort. Before the end lain Ferguson almost made it eight and a Forrest header almost got Arbroath a consolation goal.

Squad Statistics (as at January 30th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
J Alan Irvine65 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at January 30th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.