Dundee Utd 1
Rangers 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 22nd, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 14,644
3:00 PM Kick-off

Davie Dodds (11)
Eamonn Bannon (missed pen.) 
Ally McCoist (48)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Ally Dawson
Derek Johnstone
Craig Paterson
Iain Durrant
Ted McMinn
Cammy Fraser
Ally McCoist
Dave McPherson
Davie Cooper

Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne
Derek Ferguson
Iain Ferguson

Dave Beaumont for Kevin Gallacher (82)
Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (85)
Derek Ferguson for Iain Durrant (87)

Davie Dodds (5)
Ian Redford (20)
Derek Johnstone (38)
Cammy Fraser (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

This will be regarded as a point dropped, but we could have no compIaints at the outcome. A late penalty award should have seen us take both points, which on the balance of play in our four meetings, we most probably deserved. The early signs were good, however, Davie Dodds gave us an early lead as the result of a somewhat fortuitous build-up. The United striker began the move, cutting in from the right, Davie chipped the ball to Paul Sturrock whose head flick found Kevin Gallacher. Unfortunately, or in hindsight, fortunately, the youngster's miss-hit effort landed at the feet of Davie Dodds who hit a low shot into the far corner of the goal. Failure to capitalise on that sound start cost us dearly.

The second half was only three minutes old when Fraser's free-kick was nodded down by Craig Paterson and Ally McCoist popped up to divert the ball past Billy Thomson. Even although Rangers dominated in midfield they created few moments of anxiety for Billy Thomson, McPherson, McCoist and Fraser all shooting wide of the target. At the other end Eamonn Bannon, Kevin Gallacher and Richard Gough all scorned chances before we received what appeared a late reprieve. Ralph Milne's curling cross from the right was fumbled by Nicky Walker and Richard Gough's shot was blocked by Craig Paterson's arm. Eamonn Bannon hit the spot-kick low to Walker's right but unfortunately the Rangers 'keeper guessed tight to deny us a vital point in the championship race.

Squad Statistics (as at February 22nd, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher57 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont (sub)60 0 - 0 -
Ralph Milne (sub)62 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at February 22nd, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.