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League Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Semi Final 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, October 9th, 1985
Pittodrie. Att. 20,119
7:30 PM Kick-off

Frank McDougall (68) None.

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Brian Mitchell
Billy Stark
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Ian Angus
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Neale Cooper
John Hewitt
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Steve Gray
Peter Weir
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood

Steve Gray for Billy Stark (87) Billy Kirkwood for Hamish McAlpine (73)
Ian Redford for Gary McGinnis (84)

John Hewitt (43)
Alex McLeish (63)
Ralph Milne (54)
Paul Hegarty (60)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bob Valentine (Dundee) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Our long-running hold over the Dons in the League Cup ended with this 2-0 aggregate win. Adding further gloom to the night s proceedings were the injuries to Hamish McAlpine and Dave Narey. In fact, those casualties were contributory factors in the loss of the second half goal which virtually killed-off any hopes of pulling the game out of the fire.

The first half was evenly contested, but it was United who almost cancelled out Dons' first leg advantage. Only a superb one-handed save by Jim Leighton, from a Richard Gough header, kept the ball out of the net. After a couple of near things around Hamish McAlpine, Ralph Milne produced another fine save from Leighton. Then came the injury to Hamish McAlpine as he cleared from Frank McDougall as he broke free.

The crucial goal came from John Hewitt, who outstripped a limping Dave Narey, and his cross was slammed past Hamish McAlpine by Frank McDougall. Hamish was almost immediately replaced by Paul Hegarty in goal, with Billy Kirkwood coming on for the final ten minutes, which United dominated, Billy went close on a couple of occasions which might have given us a draw.

Squad Statistics (as at October 9th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)76 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Gary McGinnis60 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne62 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford (sub)64 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood (sub)65 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at October 9th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.