Brechin City 0
Dundee Utd 1
Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Brechin City 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, February 21st, 1987
Glebe Park. Att. 3,400
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Kevin Gallacher (69)

Team Managers
John Ritchie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Derek Neilson
David Watt
Ernie Scrimgeour
Bobby Brown
Gregor Stevens
Charlie Adam
Billy Gallacher
Ken Taylor
Danny Powell
Doug Scott
Gordon Lees
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
John Holt
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Paul Kinnaird
Jim McInally
Billy Kirkwood
John Clark
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson

John Bourke
Kenny Lyall
Gary McGinnis
Paul Sturrock

John Bourke for Charlie Adam (81) Paul Sturrock for Iain Ferguson (15)

Doug Scott (35)
Ken Taylor (75)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Andrew Waddell (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Struggling to avoid the drop into Division Two, were our second First Division opponents in the Cup this season, and they proved equally as tough a nut to crack as Airdrie had in the previous round. Playing with the advantage of the slope in the first half, the Brechin defence were subjected to heavy pressure, though last line of defence Derek Neilson in goal — was seldom troubled. A procession of corners was our only tangible reward with one exception. On the half hour mark, Jim McInally sent Iain Ferguson, his low drive was parried by Neilson and John Holt bundled the ball over the line. A mysteriously raised linesman’s flag, however, cancelled out the score.

The second half followed a similar pattern but with perhaps even less threat on the home goal. Paul Sturrock's entry twenty minutes into the second half improved matters and four minutes later Paul Kinnaird's cross from the left was nodded back by Ian Redford to Kevin Gallacher who pounced, yet again, to sweep the ball home via a slight deflection off Paul Sturrock. Although never in real danger of losing a goal it was a relieved Tannadice support which welcomed the final whistle.

Squad Statistics (as at February 21st, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
John Clark59 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood65 0 - 0 -
Paul Kinnaird57 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock (sub)67 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 21st, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.