Dundee Utd 2
St Mirren 1
League Cup (Quarter Final)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1
St Mirren 

League Cup (Quarter Final)
Wednesday, September 4th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,682
7:30 PM Kick-off

Ralph Milne (19)
Ralph Milne (38)
Brian Gallacher (55)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Campbell Money
Tommy Wilson
Derek Hamilton
Jim Rooney
Peter Godfrey
Stevie Clarke
Tony Fitzpatrick
Peter Mackie
Frank McGarvey
Brian Gallacher
David Winnie

Billy Kirkwood
Stuart Beedie
Kenny McDowall
Gardner Spiers

Billy Kirkwood for Eamonn Bannon (31)
Stuart Beedie for Ian Redford (78)
Gardner Spiers for David Winnie (67)
Kenny McDowall for Peter Mackie (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)
J Walker & G Kain (Assistants)

Match Report

This tie was anticipated as being closely fought, but at half-time the balance of power was strongly in United's favour after Ralph Milne had given us a two goal lead. However, Saints regrouped after the break and were in charge for most of the second half and almost snatched a late equaliser, but couldn't prevent United going through to no less than our seventh successive League Cup Semi-final. In the opening 45 minutes United produced probably their best football of the season as they powered their way to a two goal lead. Early signs of United's dominance came when an Ian Redford shot clipped the cross bar. A goal wasn't long delayed though. A long throw by John Holt was flicked on by Richard Gough's head and the ball arrived at the feet of Ralph Milne who blasted the ball home from close in.

The loss of Eamonn Bannon wasn't apparent when the Saints' defence failed to clear a punch out from Campbell Money and Ralph Milne pounced on the loose ball to find the net. A Davie Dodds header looked to have put us three ahead but it drifted past the far post. Without Eamonn Bannon in the second half we lost the initiative and Saints put themselves back in the match when Brian Gallacher, finding himself in the clear, flicked the ball over the advancing Hamish McAlpine.

Squad Statistics (as at September 4th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne62 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood (sub)65 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie (sub)63 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at September 4th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.