Dundee Utd 2
Falkirk 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 4th, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,957
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (32)
Iain Ferguson (35)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy Lamont

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Gordon McLeod
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
George Watson
Brian Martin
Jim Dempsey
Brian Purdie
Roddy Manley
Andy Nicol
Peter Heatherston
Rab Stewart
Alan Irvine
John McCormack
Jim Hughes

Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne
Roy Kemp
Ken Eadie

Ralph Milne for Gordon McLeod (79)
Tommy Coyne for Paul Sturrock (81)
Ken Eadie for Jim Hughes (61)
Roy Kemp for Jim Dempsey (74)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Ian Cathcart (Bridge of Allan) (Referee)

Match Report

Perhaps for the first time this season, we played the second half first, with a more impressive opening half than second period. A bright start was followed by something of a rally by Falkirk, but Iain Ferguson struck, in lethal fashion, twice in three minutes to kill off the Brockville challenge. A long throw by Gary McGinnis found Paul Sturrock in the clear near the bye-line. His cut-back was swept home by Iain Ferguson, lurking at the near post. Three minutes later Kevin Gallacher drilled in a cross which Iain Ferguson, standing in almost the spot lashed home.

After a lull in our performance for most of the second half, the introduction of substitutes Ralph Milne and Tommy Coyne rejuvenated us and the closing minutes brought a flurry of activity around the visiting goal, but no goals despite at least three further goal attempts by the deadly Fergie!

Squad Statistics (as at October 4th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Gordon McLeod56 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -
Tommy Coyne (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at October 4th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.