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League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 29th, 1986
Dens Park. Att. 15,079
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Richard Gough (33)

Team Managers
Archie Knox Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
Rab Shannon
Bobby Glennie
Stuart Rafferty
John McCormack
Jim Duffy
Ray Stephen
Vince Mennie
Graham Harvey
Bobby Connor
Colin Hendry
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Stuart Beedie
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Stephen Campbell
Danny Crainie
John Holt
Ian Redford

Danny Crainie for Vince Mennie (66)
Stephen Campbell for Colin Hendry (77)
John Holt for Billy Kirkwood (55)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

In what was one of the tamer Dundee derbies, we ran out comfortable winners, despite, once again, failing to produce our best form, the first half hour being a noticeable exception.

Harnessing the wind advantage from the kick-off we immediately dictated play and Davie Dodds almost converted a Paul Sturrock cross in the first minute. Kevin Gallacher featured prominently in the opening half, with a mazy run from his own half and missing an opening created by Eamonn Bannon. However, the youngster was involved in what proved to be our winning goal. Paul Sturrock fed Kevin on the right, he sprinted to the bye-line past Shannon and sent over the perfect cross from which Richard Gough powered in a header past Geddes.

Dundee certainly had more of the ball in the second period but rarely threatened Billy Thomson who had to wait until the 88th minute before being seriously tested. So United emerged victors in a game so vital in view of our League Title aspirations and Dundee's European ambitions.

Squad Statistics (as at March 29th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 31 - 46 -
Dave Narey29 44 - 59536
Richard Gough23 42724834
Maurice Malpas23 4522278
Paul Hegarty31 45655674
Billy Kirkwood27 22137669
Eamonn Bannon27 411533694
Davie Dodds27 4211366148
Stuart Beedie25 181578
Paul Sturrock29 3912488156
Kevin Gallacher19 182182
John Holt (sub)29 31 - 35923

League Table (as at March 29th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.