Aberdeen 4
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


Aberdeen 

4 - 2

Dundee Utd


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


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

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
Paul Hegarty
Dave Beaumont
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie

Bench
Neale Cooper
Willie Falconer
John Reilly
Gordon McLeod

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

Cautions
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
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)27 13 - 13 -
Richard Gough22 45820027
Maurice Malpas22 4321736
Dave Beaumont21 162202
Paul Hegarty30 45550668
Billy Kirkwood26 30434668
Eamonn Bannon26 441428677
Alex Taylor22 202404
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.