Dundee Utd 1
Hearts 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 23rd, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 11,201
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Hegarty (34)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Henry Smith
Malcolm Murray
Brian Whittaker
Iain Jardine
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Sandy Jardine
Sandy Clark
Gary Mackay
Wayne Foster

Gary McGinnis
Ian Redford
Kenny Black
John Robertson

Gary McGinnis for Paul Sturrock (70)
Ian Redford for John Clark (82)
Kenny Black for Neil Berry (30)
John Robertson for Wayne Foster (69)

Paul Sturrock (26)
Iain Ferguson (38)
Malcolm Murray (25)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)

Match Report

Played at great pace this was an entertaining match more typical of a cup tie. Hearts, particularly In the second half, had more of the play but the points went to Tannadice thanks to a Paul Hegarty header. Only five minutes were on the clock when Hearts had the ball in the net, but a linesman's flag indicated the ball had gone out. Foster then had a chance but shot over the bar. John Clark's shot which went narrowly past was our first threat after 15 minutes. Kevin Gallacher then had a useful effort blocked and Smith had to look lively to save a Paul Hegarty header. Nine minutes later Paul Hegarty wasn't to be denied when he somehow reached a cross from Paul Sturrock to loop a header over the outstretched arm of Henry Smith.

The second half was a catalogue of Hearts pressure but we still looked dangerous. Paul Hegarty forced a save from Smith. Gallacher volleyed just over and in the last minute substitute Ian Redford was unfortunate to see his 20 yarder strike the underside of the bar. Even then Hearts almost snatched a point they probably deserved when Billy Thomson, as he had done all afternoon, denied Colquhoun.

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis (sub)60 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford (sub)64 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at August 23rd, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.