Aberdeen 1
Dundee Utd 0
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
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Steve Gray
Peter Weir
Billy Kirkwood
Ian Redford

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)37 14 - 6883
John Holt28 9 - 33723
Maurice Malpas23 1521978
Gary McGinnis21 4 - 251
Dave Narey29 15 - 56636
Richard Gough23 13221929
Paul Hegarty31 15 - 52668
Eamonn Bannon27 14330982
Ralph Milne24 12424872
Davie Dodds27 14 - 338137
Paul Sturrock28 126461150
Billy Kirkwood (sub)27 9 - 36368
Ian Redford (sub)25 102102

League Table (as at October 9th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.