Celtic 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Celtic 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 15th, 1986
Parkhead. Att. 20,965
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Murdo MacLeod (82) Davie Dodds (38)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Willie McStay
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Pierce O'Leary
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Tommy Burns
Owen Archdeacon
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie

Bench
Mark McGhee
Murdo MacLeod
Jimmy Page
Ian Redford

Substitutions
Murdo MacLeod for Pierce O'Leary (63)
Mark McGhee for Brian McClair (63)
Ian Redford for John Clark (80)
Jimmy Page for Kevin Gallacher (87)

Cautions
None. John Holt (22)

Red Cards
None. John Holt (88)

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Considering what was at stake, this was a relatively low key encounter in which, although, not functioning on all cylinders, we never looked like losing. Indeed, only a late goal by substitute Murdo MacLeod prevented us from completing the grand slam in the four encounters with the Parkhead side this term.

If Celtic perhaps had the edge on possession in the first period, then they failed to convert that into chances with Billy Thomson gobbling up a series of long high bails into the middle. At the other end we might have had a penalty when Derek Whyte brought down Kevin Gallacher. But we did take the lead seven minutes from half-time. Kevin Gallacher's corner was met by Paul Hegarty, the Celtic defenders failed to clear and Davie Dodds pounced to score from the edge of the six yard box.

The second half produced a similar pattern with Celtic stepping up their efforts but the best chances came at Pat Banner's end and the 'keeper did well to block a shot from Kevin Gallacher and a header from John Clark. Celtic's equaliser came as a bolt from the blue. Owen Archdeacon slung a cross over to the edge of the penalty area and Murdo MacLeod volleyed an unsavable shot to salvage a point for the uninspired home side. There was further disappointment for us just before the end when John Holt was sent off for an off the ball incident with Mo Johnston.



Squad Statistics (as at March 15th, 1986)


1985-86 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)28 29 - 44 -
Maurice Malpas23 4322258
Dave Narey29 42 - 59336
Paul Hegarty31 43655474
John Holt29 30 - 35823
Richard Gough23 40624633
John Clark21 81468
Eamonn Bannon27 391433493
Stuart Beedie25 161558
Davie Dodds27 4010364147
Kevin Gallacher19 162162
Jimmy Page (sub)21 4 - 6 -
Ian Redford (sub)25 368368






League Table (as at March 15th, 1986)


No league table has been added for this season.