Hamilton 1
Dundee Utd 5
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 20th, 1986
Douglas Park. Att. 2,876
3:00 PM Kick-off

Jim Liddle (89) Paul Sturrock (30)
Paul Hegarty (36)
Paul Hegarty (58)
Iain Ferguson (62)
Iain Ferguson (70)

Team Managers
John Lambie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
David McKellar
Jimmy Sinclair
Adrian Sprott
Kevin McKee
John McVeigh
Graham Mitchell
Steve Clarke
John Pelosi
Tom McAdam
Tommy O'Neill
John Brogan
Billy Thomson
Chris Sulley
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Jim Liddle
Alex Hamill
Ralph Milne
Dave Bowman

Alex Hamill for Kevin McKee (60)
Jim Liddle for John Brogan (60)
Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (69)
Dave Bowman for Ian Redford (84)

Graham Mitchell (86) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Sandy Roy (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

We stretched our unbeaten domestic run to 11 matches this term, though this proved the least demanding outing against an Accies' side obviously lacking confidence after their dismal start to life in the Premier Division. It took us around half an hour to make the breakthrough. Gallacher was the architect of that first goal. His alertness allowed him to latch on to a McVeigh pass back and Kevin teed up the chance for Paul Sturrock to hammer in a low drive. The second came from a corner from which Paul Hegarty bulleted in a header to the extreme top right hand corner of the goal.

Accies enjoyed their best spell of the game early in the second half, pinning us down at the back. However, when we cut loose from this the goals flowed. Eamonn Bannon's run through the centre ended with him laying on the chance for Paul Hegarty to strongly side foot his second of the match. Paul Sturrock then set up Iain Ferguson who lashed in a shot from 8 yards. A Kevin Gallacher cut back was then slotted in by Iain Ferguson for the fifth. After easing off we almost got another when Iain Ferguson saw a cracking drive rebound from the cross bar. A goal did come just before the finish, but it was that the other end, with Jim Liddle notching, scant consolation for the despondent home side.

Squad Statistics (as at September 20th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 12 - 65 -
Chris Sulley26 2 - 2 -
Maurice Malpas24 12 - 2468
Dave Beaumont22 10 - 552
Paul Hegarty32 12357577
Jim McInally22 1 - 1 -
Eamonn Bannon28 12235496
Ian Redford26 1125412
Paul Sturrock29 101505158
Kevin Gallacher19 106349
Iain Ferguson24 6868
Dave Bowman (sub)22 10 - 10 -
Ralph Milne (sub)25 8127374

League Table (as at September 20th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.