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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 27th, 1986
Easter Road. Att. 5,407
3:00 PM Kick-off

Joe McBride (36) Ian Redford (51)

Team Managers
John Blackley Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Rough
Alan Sneddon
Joe Tortolano
Billy Kirkwood
Gordon Rae
Gordon Chisholm
Stuart Beedie
Eddie May
Steve Cowan
George McCluskey
Joe McBride
Billy Thomson
Chris Sulley
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Gordon McLeod
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson

Paul Kane
Willie Irvine
Gary McGinnis
Kevin Gallacher

Paul Kane for Stuart Beedie (53) Kevin Gallacher for Paul Sturrock (86)

Gordon Rae (56) Chris Sulley (21)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Ferguson (Gifnock) (Referee)

Match Report

The contrast in our performance before and after the interval struck yet again. Hibs, prompted to a large extent by Stuart Beedie, were worthy of their half-time lead even if the goal came in controversial circumstances. A linesman judged Billy Thomson to have infringed the four step rule. Billy Kirkwood tapped the indirect kick to Joe McBride who curled the ball past the Tannadice wall and Billy Thomson. The first half ended with us unlucky not to equalise. Paul Sturrock's cross from the right was met by Gordon McLeod whose diving header grazed the cross-bar.

After surviving a near miss early in the second half when Maurice Malpas cleared a McCluskey lob off the line, we hit back. Iain Ferguson set Eamonn Bannon down the left and his out swinging cross was swept past Alan Rough by Ian Redford. From here on it was a tale of continual united pressure, Ian Redford was thwarted by Alan Rough, Paul Sturrock shot just past as we piled on the pressure but Hibs survived to take a point that their first half display probably merited.

Squad Statistics (as at September 27th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Chris Sulley64 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne62 0 - 0 -
Gordon McLeod56 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher (sub)57 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at September 27th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.