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
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Alex Taylor
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)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
John Reilly62 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood65 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Alex Taylor61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie (sub)63 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at April 6th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.