Dundee Utd 0
Hearts 1
Scottish Cup (Semi Final)

Dundee Utd
0 - 1

Scottish Cup (Semi Final)
Saturday, April 5th, 1986
Hampden Park. Att. 30,872
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. John Colquhoun (14)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex MacDonald

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Kenny Black
Sandy Clark
Gary Mackay
John Robertson

Kevin Gallacher
Stuart Beedie
Iain Jardine
Billy Mackay

Kevin Gallacher for Billy Kirkwood (46)
Stuart Beedie for Eamonn Bannon (85)
Iain Jardine for Gary Mackay

Ian Redford (38)
Billy Thomson (68)
Paul Hegarty (70)
Gary Mackay (11)
Sandy Jardine (27)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)

Match Report

Hearts continued their persistent winning ways, notching up their 28th consecutive match without defeat and it was the first half that was mainly responsible for this latest success. There was little doubt that the Tynecastle side held the upper hand in the opening period. Their goal had its origins in their own half when Craig Levein mopped up a United attack. took a return pass from Sandy Jardine. He then pumped a high bait into the heart of the United box, Paul Hegarty nodded the ball clear, but only to John Colquhoun who volleyed the ball over Billy Thomson's out-stretched arms.

Naturally boosted by this breakthrough, Hearts dominated for a spell and went close, particularly when Walter Kidd was sent clear, but his shot went wide. Our best effort in the first half came when Ian Redford got in a header but a Hearts defender deflected it for a comer. Kevin Gallacher replaced Billy Kirkwood after half-time and immediately we almost equalised when Ian Redford sent in a powerful drive from the left but Henry Smith just managed to turn it round the post. The Hearts' 'keeper came to the rescue twice more. Firstly when he foiled Richard Gough with a tremendous save from the full-backs' header and again when he was on the spot to block a well struck shot from Paul Sturrock, following our best move of the match.

It wasn't to be, however, and an equaliser wasn't forthcoming, so Hearts booked a date with Aberdeen in the final.

Squad Statistics (as at April 5th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)66 0 - 0 -
Paul Hegarty69 0 - 0 -
Dave Narey67 0 - 0 -
John Holt67 0 - 0 -
Richard Gough62 0 - 0 -
Maurice Malpas61 0 - 0 -
Ian Redford64 0 - 0 -
Billy Kirkwood65 0 - 0 -
Eamonn Bannon65 0 - 0 -
Paul Sturrock67 0 - 0 -
Davie Dodds65 0 - 0 -
Kevin Gallacher (sub)57 0 - 0 -
Stuart Beedie (sub)63 0 - 0 -

League Table (as at April 5th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.