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Scottish Cup (Semi Final)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Semi Final)
Saturday, April 11th, 1987
Tynecastle Park. Att. 13,319
2:00 PM Kick-off

Tommy Coyne (35)
Keith Wright (41)
Iain Ferguson (29)
Iain Ferguson (54)
Paul Hegarty (66)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Stewart Forsyth
Tosh McKinlay
Rab Shannon
Jim Smith
Jim Duffy
Stuart Rafferty
John Brown
Ross Jack
Tommy Coyne
Keith Wright
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Bobby Glennie
Ian Angus
Billy Kirkwood
Kevin Gallacher

Bobby Glennie for Tosh McKinlay (84)
Ian Angus for Ross Jack (84)

Keith Wright (24)
Ross Jack (44)
Jim Duffy (80)
Dave Narey (48)
Ian Redford (50)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Cup semi-finals by reputation are nervy affairs, but perhaps the fact that this was a Dundee derby, albeit played in unfamiliar surroundings, allowed both sides to overcome any inhibitions. The Tangerines started off well but survived a hectic spell of pressure, during which Billy Thomson pulled off the first of three quality saves, before hitting back to take the lead. John Holt was the architect, dragging the ball deep into Dundee's half before releasing a perfect pass to Iain Ferguson, who teed-up the ball before sending a crashing right foot shot past a helpless Bobby Geddes. Dundee powered their way back into the game with Tommy Coyne very much involved in giving the Dark Blues an interval lead. He equalised by slotting in a cross at the far post from a narrow angle and six minutes later curled over a cross which Keith Wrlght headed in via the back of Ross Jack.

Immediately after the interval United won control of the midfield and this was to prove the deciding factor in the outcome. A highly intelligent piece of play on the right by Jim McInally and Dave Bowman opened up the way for Iain Ferguson to slot in his second goal to square the game. Shortly afterwards a free-kick by Paul Sturrock was headed in by Paul Hegarty to take us to Hampden on May 16, but not before two magnificent saves by Thomson, both from Brown free-kicks, were required before that became a fact.

Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Jim McInally60 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Dave Bowman60 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Iain Ferguson61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at April 11th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.