Dundee Utd 5
Morton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
5 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 6th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,543
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alex Taylor (9)
Dave Narey (24)
John Reilly (28)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (41)
Alex Taylor (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Murray McDermott
Danny Docherty
Jim Holmes
Martin Doak
Jim Boag
Jim Duffy
Alex O'Hara
Dom Sullivan
Rowan Alexander
Bobby Thomson
Ian Clinging

Ralph Milne
Stuart Beedie
Doug Robertson
Jim Wilson

Ralph Milne for John Reilly (77)
Stuart Beedie for Dave Beaumont (81)
Doug Robertson for Ian Clinging (46)
Jim Wilson for Dom Sullivan (82)

None. Martin Doak (50)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Cathcart (Bridge of Allan) (Referee)
G Milne & D Hannah (Assistants)

Match Report

Another high scoring win came within days of that midweek derby win. However, this overwhelming victory by Jim McLean's men consigned his brother Willie's Cappielow side to the First Division by scoring five times without reply. The basis of United's victory had its foundations in the first half. Eamonn Bannon cut the ball back from a free-kick to enable Alex Taylor to strike the ball past McDermott and open the scoring.

The second goal was originated and converted by Dave Narey. The defender burst out of defence, took a return pass from Paul Sturrock and hammered home his first goal of the season. John Reilly finished off a Bannon inspired goal with a piece of opportunist finishing. Paul Sturrock was downed in the box just before half-time and Eamonn Bannon slotted home the resultant penalty.

After that scoring burst the second half proved less than spectacular. though Alex Taylor netted a fifth after a neat piece of foot work.

Squad Statistics (as at April 6th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 14 - 14 -
Paul Hegarty30 47550868
Dave Beaumont21 182222
Dave Narey28 42154736
Maurice Malpas22 4521756
Eamonn Bannon26 461628879
Alex Taylor22 225427
John Reilly23 1047426
Billy Kirkwood26 32434868
Paul Sturrock28 4117442141
Davie Dodds26 3616320137
Ralph Milne (sub)23 25823068
Stuart Beedie (sub)24 334334

League Table (as at April 6th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.