Hibernian 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, February 26th, 1986
Easter Road. Att. 7,137
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Eamonn Bannon (32)

Team Managers
John Blackley Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Rough
Ally Brazil
Iain Munro
Gordon Rae
Mark Fulton
Gordon Hunter
Gordon Chisholm
Eddie May
Steve Cowan
Gordon Durie
John Collins
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds

Paul Kane
Joe Tortolano
Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne

Joe Tortalano for Eddie May (55)
Paul Kane for Gordon Hunter (63)
Dave Beaumont for Ian Redford (76)

Gordon Hunter (47)
Ally Brazil (59)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

Although the final score-line does not reflect United's superiority, this victory did hoist us into second place behind the other Edinburgh side from Tynecastle. Eamonn Bannon hit a spectacular volley to give us both points in the first half after he had been denied by fine saves by Alan Rough. A free-kick on the right by Ian Redford was headed out by Mark Fulton, but only as far as Eamonn Bannon who volleyed powerfully past Alan Rough from around 10 yards.

The second half was punctuated by a series of fouls as United took advantage of the Easter Road slope but we failed to capitalise on any of the numerous dead-bail situations. Hibs best chance of levelling the scores followed a swift run down the left but Gordon Durie put too much elevation on his finish as Hibs began to threaten late in the game.

Squad Statistics (as at February 26th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 26 - 41 -
Richard Gough23 37524332
Maurice Malpas23 4022228
Dave Narey29 39 - 59036
Paul Hegarty31 40655174
John Holt29 27 - 35523
Eamonn Bannon27 361433193
Ian Redford25 348348
Paul Sturrock29 3510484154
Kevin Gallacher19 142142
Davie Dodds27 379361146
Dave Beaumont (sub)22 17 - 432

League Table (as at February 26th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.