Aberdeen 4
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


4 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 30th, 1985
Pittodrie. Att. 15,575
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Hewitt (36)
John Hewitt (43)
Billy Stark (70)
Steve Cowan (71)
Eamonn Bannon (48)
John Reilly (77)
Eamonn Bannon (missed pen.) (48)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Tommy McQueen
Billy Stark
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Eric Black
Doug Bell
John Hewitt
Ian Angus
Steve Cowan
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie

Neale Cooper
Willie Falconer
John Reilly
Gordon McLeod

Neale Cooper for Tommy McQueen (62)
Willie Falconer for Steve Cowan (74)
John Reilly for Stuart Beedie (74)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Duncan (Gorebridge) (Referee)

Match Report

Aberdeen's quest for the Championship took another step towards reality with this win, but the contest was a great deal closer than the scoreline suggests. In an even first half, United with four first team regulars absent, more than held their own, but went behind due to the opportunism of John Hewitt.

Firstly, he squeezed in a shot at the near post and then smacked a 20-yarder past Billy Thomson. The second half was only four minutes old when Paul Sturrock was downed in the box and Eamonn Bannon
followed up Jim Leighton's initial save of his spot-kick to reduce the arrears.

Two goals in as many minutes by Billy Stark and Steve Cowan put Dons in an almost impregnable position, although it failed to subdue a fighting United side who pulled one back through a hooked shot from John Reilly and it could easily have been closer as United battled right to the end.

Squad Statistics (as at March 30th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 13 - 13 -
Dave Beaumont21 162202
Maurice Malpas22 4321736
Paul Hegarty30 45550668
Richard Gough22 45820027
Alex Taylor22 202404
Billy Kirkwood26 30434668
Eamonn Bannon26 441428677
Davie Dodds26 3415318136
Paul Sturrock28 3916440140
Stuart Beedie24 324324
John Reilly (sub)23 937325

League Table (as at March 30th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.