Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


2 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 25th, 1986
Tynecastle Park. Att. 14,320
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Colquhoun (22)
Gary Mackay (pen.) (65)
Paul Sturrock (44)
Paul Sturrock (89)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Iain Jardine
Neil Berry
Roddie MacDonald
John Colquhoun
Gary Mackay
Sandy Clark
Kenny Black
Wayne Foster
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Paul Sturrock
Iain Ferguson

Andy Watson
Billy Mackay
Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne

None. Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (69)
Gary McGinnis for Dave Bowman (82)

Walter Kidd (53) Jim McInally (70)
Iain Ferguson (84)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Clarkston) (Referee)

Match Report

A last minute goal by Paul Sturrock enabled us to sneak a point and draw level with Celtic at the top of the table. Tynecastle has become a difficult place for any side to win at, with Hearts unbeaten on their own patch for some 17 months. Conditions weren't easy with a blustery wind causing difficulties. After some early pressure by us, Hearts came into the game with Wayne Foster and Gary Mackay both having good efforts before John Colquhoun's dipping volley put them ahead. The home side looked set for interval lead when we struck. Jim McInally instigated the move with a pass out to Iain Ferguson on the right, Iain's cross into the middle was miskicked by Brian Whittaker and Paul Sturrock wheeled to hammer the ball into the roof of the net via the arms of Henry Smith.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first. Hearts pressing hard but finding it hard to find a way through the United rear guard. A penalty award for a foul on Sandy Clark gave Hearts the chance to go ahead again. Gary Mackay did the business from the spot. With the clock ticking down, Paul Sturrock grabbed a late equaliser to send the Arabs home happy.

Squad Statistics (as at October 25th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis (sub)60 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at October 25th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.