Airdrie 0
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, February 20th, 1988
Broomfield. Att. 6,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eamonn Bannon (14)
Paul Hegarty (75)

Team Managers
Gordon McQueen Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Dave MacKinnon
Tom Black
Brian McKeown
Doug Lawrie
Vinnie Moore
Calum Campbell
Colin Lindsay
Dave McCabe
Derek Parlane
Kenny MacDonald
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Gary Christie
Martin Hughes
Dave Beaumont
Iain Ferguson

Gary Christie for Calum Campbell (40)
Martin Hughes for Derek Parlane (68)

None. Dave Bowman (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

As expected Gordon McQueen's side fought all the way, but we carried too much fire power which carried us through to a comfortable victory. Airdrie opened in determined fashion but fell behind after McKeown brought Mixu Paatelainen down just outside the box. Eamonn Bannon curling free-kick took the slightest of deflections off the end man in the wall and beat Martin. Mixu Paatelainen had a shot and a header well saved by Martin as the two sides battled it out in typical cup tie fashion. Billy Thomson, on his return from injury, was, however, largely untroubled.

The second half opened with us attacking Airdrie down every avenue. Mixu Paatelainen set Ian Redford away down the middle but Ian's shot was wide of the target. Airdrie's best chance of the game came early in the second half but Billy Thomson saved Parlane's screwed shot in acrobatic fashion. Martin then produced a couple of outstanding saves. Firstly from Hamish French's !lick on of a Mixu header and then from Mixu himself when the Airdrie keeper not only saved but held a powerful header by the Finn. Another Eamonn Bannon free-kick brought the goal that clinched our quarter final spot. Maurice Malpas was fouled by Moore with 15 minutes left and Eamonn's lofted free kick was headed strongly past Martin by Paul Hegarty from close in. Immediately Airdrie hit back with Lindsay and Hughes both testing Billy Thomson who pulled off two fine saves. In the final minute McCabe looked certain to pull a goal back but Billy Thomson tipped his effort over the bar.

Squad Statistics (as at February 20th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Hamish French60 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 20th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.