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Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 9th, 1985
Love Street. Att. 10,518
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Scanlon (pen.) (26) Richard Gough (11)
Davie Dodds (28)
Davie Dodds (80)
Eamonn Bannon (89)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Billy Abercrombie
Mark Fulton
Peter Godfrey
Steve Clarke
Tony Fitzpatrick
Jim Rooney
Brian Gallacher
Kenny McDowall
Ian Scanlon
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Peter Mackie
David Winnie
Dave Beaumont
Alex Taylor

Peter Mackie for Kenny McDowall (77) None.

Billy Abercromby (44)
Steve Clark (46)
Ralph Milne

Red Cards
None. Paul Sturrock (46)

Match Officials

Bob Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Match Report

Love Street, so often a graveyard for United's Scottish Cup hopes, for once brought United tangible reward.

Backed by a travelling support of well over 3000, United won this tie comfortably, despite being reduced to 10 men almost immediately after half time. Richard Gough gave us the lead after 11 minutes when he tucked away a Bannon lay-off. Eamonn Bannon then unwittingly contrived Saints' equaliser when the ball struck his arm in the box. Ian Scanlon swept home the spot-kick. Within two minutes United's lead was restored when Paul Sturrock chased a loose pass back, Money failed to hold the ball and Davie Dodds, following up, scored easily.

The second half opened with the dismissal of Paul Sturrock but notwithstanding the numerical disadvantage, Saints rarely threatened to equalise. Davie Dodds met a Ralph Milne cross for the third goal with ten minutes left and then Eamonn Bannon's looping header from Richard Gough added the fourth.

Squad Statistics (as at March 9th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 29 - 6643
Dave Narey28 37 - 54235
John Holt28 33 - 32023
Maurice Malpas22 3911695
Paul Hegarty30 41550268
Richard Gough22 41719626
Billy Kirkwood26 26434268
Eamonn Bannon26 401128274
Ralph Milne23 21822668
Davie Dodds26 3012314133
Paul Sturrock28 3716438140

League Table (as at March 9th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.