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Scottish Cup (Semi Final Replay)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Semi Final Replay)
Wednesday, April 13th, 1988
Dens Park. Att. 17,288
7:30 PM Kick-off

Charlie Nicholas (46) Mixu Paatelainen (68)

Team Managers
Ian Porterfield Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
David Robertson
Neil Simpson
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Davie Dodds
Jim Bett
Charlie Nicholas
Peter Nicholas
John Hewitt
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Joe McLeod
John Clark
Kevin Gallacher

Steve Gray
Willie Falconer
Gary McGinnis
Iain Ferguson

Steve Gray for Jim Bett (68)
Willie Falconer for Gray (80)
Gary McGinnis for Joe McLeod (46)
Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (111)

Peter Nicholas (32)
Jim Bett (52)
Stewart McKimmie (85)
Charlie Nicholas (103)
Mixu Paatelainen (15)
John Clark (57)

Red Cards
None. Paul Hegarty (40)

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

If the first game was somewhat disappointing, the same criticism cannot be levelled at the second attempt to resolve our Cup differences with Aberdeen. The opening period took up where the Saturday's meeting left off - in deadlock. The first action game when Billy Thomson pushed a Charlie Nicholas shot past the post. In the 40th minute Paul Hegarty was sent off and when we went behind 45 seconds into the second things looked decidedly bleak. Charlie Nicholas jinxed down the left and cut inside to hammer in a shot past Billy Thomson from an acute angle.

Gradually our ten men made greater inroads towards Jim Leighton and were rewarded with the equaliser in 68 minutes. Gary McGinnis gave a reverse pass to Mixu Paatelainen, who quickly controlled the ball before firing in a low grounder which beat Jim Leighton. Billy Thomson did make a good save from Charlie Nicholas but as the tie slipped towards extra time, we looked more likely to end the deadlock. In the additional period, Davie Dodds was denied by Billy Thompson as the game petered out leading to another replay.

Squad Statistics (as at April 13th, 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 -
Joe McLeod56 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Mixu Paatelainen57 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis (sub)60 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at April 13th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.