Dundee Utd 2
Dundee 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, August 24th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 13,736
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stuart Beedie (27)
Paul Sturrock (52)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Stuart Beedie
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Bobby Geddes
Rab Shannon
Bobby Glennie
Stuart Rafferty
Jim Smith
Jim Duffy
Ross Jack
Jim Brown
Graeme Harvey
Bobby Connor
Ray Stephen

Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne
John McCormack
Albert Kidd

Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (70)
Albert Kidd for Ross Jack (59)
John McCormack for Jim Brown (65)

Richard Gough (28)
Graeme Harvey (55)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
G Milne & P Samuel (Assistants)

Match Report

The first derby match of the season produced one of the less exciting matches of recent years. However, in the end there was no doubting that United deserved their first League victory of the season. The warning bells were sounded for Dundee as early as the fourth minute. A mistake by newcomer Jim Duffy, allowed Paul Sturrock to break clear. His route to goal, however, was interrupted by Jim Smith just outside the box. Ian Redford's powerful free-kick was just wide of the target. United eventually went ahead in the 27th minute, Davie Dodds nodded down a cross to Stuart Beedie and his first-time shot beat Bobby Geddes and entered the net via the left-hand post. This gave United encouragement and from then until half-time they were in total command.

Seven minutes into the second half came the decisive goal and the build-up and finish was classical. Ian Redford started the move with a through pass to Stuart Beedie. Stuart spurted to the bye-line, and crossed for the onrushing Paul Sturrock to hammer the ball low past Geddes. After Paul Sturrock limped out of the game, it was Dundee who took the initiative, but they rarely threatened our two goal lead.

Squad Statistics (as at August 24th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie63 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at August 24th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.