Dundee Utd 1
Aberdeen 0
Scottish Cup (Semi Final 2nd Replay)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

Scottish Cup (Semi Final 2nd Replay)
Wednesday, April 20th, 1988
Dens Park. Att. 19,048
7:30 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (76)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Ian Porterfield

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

Gary McGinnis
John Clark
Willie Falconer
Tom Jones

John Clark for Mixu Paatelainen (55)
Willie Falconer for Davie Dodds (62)

Ian Redford (40)
Willie Miller (5)
Alex McLeish (6)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

The deadlock was finally broken at the third attempt and it was an lain Ferguson header which carried us into our fifth Scottish Cup final over the past fifteen years.

There was nothing cagey about the manner in which both sides started. Within seconds of the start Charlie Nicholas brought out a fine save from Billy Thornson. but we hit back and took command. Kevin GalIacher was clean through but his shot was blocked by Leighton in 17 minutes. Jim Mclnally burst from nowhere to fire in a low shot which Leighton held well at the near post. At the other end Davie Dodds' met a Neil Simpson cross but Billy Thomson instinctively turned the ball around the post. Before the interval Mixu Paatelainen thumped in a shot from a Kevin Gallacher cut-back, but Leighton was well placed to save.

After the re-start Aberdeen gained control in midfield but failed to create many openings - although Charlie Nicholas did have Billy Thomson at full stretched to save. Defence domination continued until the 76th minute. Eamonn Bannon delicately flighted a pass with the outside of his boot to Kevin Gallacher, who dragged the ball to the bye-line and crossed for Iain Ferguson to flash a downward header past Leighton. It was the first time we had been ahead in the tie, a position we never looked like relinquishing in the final fourteen minutes to take us back to

Squad Statistics (as at April 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 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
John Clark (sub)59 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at April 20th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.