Aberdeen 3
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


3 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 19th, 1985
Pittodrie. Att. 15,748
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Hewitt (5)
Frank McDougall (17)
John Hewitt (24)
Paul Sturrock (2)
Ian Redford (51)

Team Managers
Alex Ferguson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
Brian Mitchell
Billy Stark
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Steve Gray
Neil Simpson
Frank McDougall
Neale Cooper
John Hewitt
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock

Eric Black
Tommy McIntyre
John Holt
John Clark

Eric Black for Steve Gray (64)
Tommy McIntyre for Neil Simpson (77)
John Clark for Ian Redford (68)
John Holt for Billy Kirkwood (81)

None. Eamonn Bannon (44)
Billy Kirkwood (71)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

It took United just two minutes to take the lead when Paul Sturrock pounced on a miss-hit shot by Gary McGinnis to wheel and plant a low shot past Leighton. The Dons, however, struck back In devastating style. Stuart Gray slung over a cross which John Hewitt volleyed in ferocious fashion. Twelve minutes later Frank McDougall headed in a Neil Simpson cross for Aberdeen to take the lead. Then a mix-up between Paul Hegarty and Billy Thomson allowed John Hewitt in behind the defence, and just as he looked poised to cross the ball, he smacked it into the roof of the net from the narrowest of angles.

Down but not out, United swarmed back in the second half and Gary McGinnis's cross was headed in by Ian Redford after diving full length. A series of near misses almost brought an equaliser. Ralph Milne, Eamonn Bannon, Paul Sturrock and Billy Kirkwood all went close to scoring in the space of five minutes, but Dons weathered that storm to take both points thanks to their blistering opening to the match.

Squad Statistics (as at October 19th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 3 - 18 -
Dave Narey29 16 - 56736
Maurice Malpas23 1721998
Richard Gough23 15222129
Paul Hegarty31 17 - 52868
Gary McGinnis21 6 - 271
Ralph Milne24 14425072
Eamonn Bannon27 16431183
Billy Kirkwood27 11 - 36568
Ian Redford25 123123
Paul Sturrock29 147463151
John Holt (sub)28 11 - 33923
John Clark (sub)21 51438

League Table (as at October 19th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.