Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 8th, 1986
Fir Park. Att. 6,822
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Richard Gough (46)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Gardiner
Fraser Wishart
Derek Murray
Jamie Doyle
Graeme Forbes
Tommy Boyd
Ian McLeod
Andy Harrow
John Reilly
Brian Wright
Andy Walker
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Andy Dornan
Ray Blair
Gordon McLeod
Tommy Coyne

Andy Dornan for Andy Harrow (45) Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (83)

Graeme Forbes (46)
John Gardiner (90)
John Holt (58)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The gale-force conditions was a prime factor in ruining this tie as a spectacle. Taking advantage of the elements in the first half, Motherwell did most of the pressing and Doyle struck the outside of the post and then Richard Gough's last minute intervention to keep a Walker effort from crossing the line. However, 'Well's best chance of the opening period came just before the turnaround, when John Reilly struck the post.

Less than a minute into the second half we got the all important opening goal. An Eamonn Bannon corner was laid into Richard Gough's path by Paul Sturrock, and the international defender hammered in a shot from 12 yards which took a deflection and beat John Gardiner. With wind advantage we held on to that narrow lead, and John Holt with a tremendous 20yarder, and substitute Tommy Coyne both came close to extending that lead.

Squad Statistics (as at March 8th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Dave Beaumont60 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Tommy Coyne (sub)61 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at March 8th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.