Dundee Utd 3
St Mirren 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 1
St Mirren 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 23rd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,180
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eamonn Bannon (7)
Eamonn Bannon (31)
Davie Dodds (53)
David Winnie (1)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
John Reilly
Davie Dodds
Jim Stewart
Tommy Wilson
David Winnie
Mark Fulton
Peter Godfrey
Billy Abercrombie
Kenny McDowall
Frank McAvennie
Ian Cameron
Gardner Speirs
Ian Scanlon

John Clark
Ralph Milne
Peter Mackie
Fraser Campbell

Ralph Milne for John Reilly (69)
Peter Mackie for Peter Godfrey (52)

None. Peter Mackie (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
R Bissett & P Watson (Assistants)

Match Report

There was an early shock for Tannadice fans as Saints scored before most of the crowd had settled in their places. Frank McAvennie's cross from the right was palmed onto the bar by Hamish McAlpine and full-back Dave Winnie knocked the ball over the line.

That disadvantage was soon negated, however. A corner by John Reilly was only half cleared and Eamonn Bannon picked his spot with a well-struck volley. Eamonn then struck the cross-bar with a tremendous drive but was on target a few minutes later. A long spell of possession eventually came to a halt when Eamonn Bannon jinked inside and his shot deceived Stewart for United to take the lead.

John Reilly almost increased our lead with an overhead kick just after the turnaround, but another similar effort did bring the third when Stewart palmed his shot on to the bar and Davie Dodds nodded in the rebound.

Squad Statistics (as at March 23rd, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 32 - 6663
Maurice Malpas22 4221726
Paul Hegarty30 44550468
John Holt28 36 - 32323
Dave Narey28 40 - 54435
Richard Gough22 44819927
Billy Kirkwood26 29434468
John Reilly23 827224
Eamonn Bannon26 431328576
Alex Taylor22 192394
Davie Dodds26 3315316136
Ralph Milne (sub)23 24822968

League Table (as at March 23rd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.