St Mirren 1
Dundee Utd 0 (AET)
Scottish Cup (Final)

St Mirren 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Final)
Saturday, May 16th, 1987
Hampden Park. Att. 46,782
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Ferguson (111) None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Billy Abercromby
David Winnie
Neale Cooper
Frank McGarvey
Ian Ferguson
Kenny McDowall
Brian Hamilton
Paul Lambert
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Ian Cameron
Tony Fitpatrick
Paul Hegarty
Kevin Gallacher

Ian Cameron for Kenny McDowall (74)
Tony Fitzpatrick for Paul Lambert (88)
Kevin Gallacher for Paul Sturrock (76)
Paul Hegarty for Ian Redford (116)

None. Ian Redford
Iain Ferguson

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Clarkston) (Referee)

Match Report

Our fourth Cup Final appearance in 13 years ended as all the previous ones - in defeat, but this was perhaps the bitterest pill of all to swallow. In truth we never really played well enough to deserve to win the Cup for the first time in our history, but again a controversial offside decision at Hampden was of crucial significance.

A game of few chances had gone into extra-time, and at the beginning of the second period, we looked to be on the way to victory. Ian Redford, having taken up a good position on the left, made a superb run before crossing low into the middle, the on rushing Kevin Gallacher missed the ball, but Iain Ferguson following up didn't and crashed the ball into the net. Jubilation turned to total frustration when a linesman's flag indicated that Kevin Gallacher's momentum had taken him into an offside position on the goal line and the referee chalked off the goal.

It was so reminiscent of Paul Sturrock's disallowed goal in the 1981 League Cup Final, and the roof fell in for United supporters nine minutes from the end of extra-time when Saints' Ian Ferguson broke clear and hammered a low shot past the advancing Billy Thomson and won the Cup.

Squad Statistics (as at May 16th, 1987)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 60 - 113 -
John Holt30 30139624
Dave Narey30 53 - 65536
Maurice Malpas24 5612909
John Clark22 4669714
Dave Bowman23 38 - 38 -
Ian Redford27 581110121
Jim McInally23 502502
Eamonn Bannon29 579399103
Paul Sturrock30 496544163
Iain Ferguson24 50285028
Paul Hegarty (sub)32 37560079
Kevin Gallacher (sub)20 56168019

League Table (as at May 16th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.