Falkirk 0
Dundee Utd 4
League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)


0 - 4

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)
Wednesday, August 18th, 1982
Brockville. Att. 2,128
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Dave Narey (21)
Paul Sturrock (22)
Maurice Malpas (47)
Ralph Milne (49)

Team Managers
John Hagart Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. George Watson
2. Wilson Hoggan
3. Andy Nicol
4. Brian Brown
5. Mike Oliver
6. Gordon Wilson
7. Alan Oliver
8. Willie Herd
9. Tom Ward
10. Gordon Smith
11. John Perry
Hamish McAlpine .1
Iain Phillip .2
Derek Stark .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Ian Britton .7
Maurice Malpas .8
Graeme Payne .9
Paul Sturrock .10
Davie Dodds .11

12. Gary Thompson
14. Colin Fowler
Ralph Milne .12
Billy Kirkwood .14

Colin Fowler for Alan Oliver (70) Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (36)
Billy Kirkwood for Davie Dodds (85)

Gordon Wilson (66) Richard Gough (34)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Just over 2,000 turned up to see this match where a victory for United would have seen them go top of their section.

United got into the thick of the action immediately and forced two corners in the first few minutes. However, their first real chance came after 14 minutes when a beautifully flighted cross on the left from Paul Sturrock found Davie Dodds unmarked and the big strikers net-bound header was brilliantly palmed down by Falkirk 'keeper Watson. The Tannadice men went in front in the 21st minute when Paul Sturrock crossed into the box and Dave Narey's strong header evaded the Falkirk 'keeper. A second goal wasn't long in coming and this time it was Paul Sturrock who fired through a bewildered home defence. United were now on easy street and playing neat football. Richard Gough was booked in 34 minutes for a harsh tackle on Tom Ward. There was a surprise substitute just before half-time when Sturrock was replaced by Ralph Milne.

Just two minutes into the second half and Maurice Malpas hit a fine 30-yarder into the net, which was his first goal for the club. Like the first half, just two minutes later United scored again. The fourth was a simple tap in by Ralph Milne. Graham Payne did the hard work and squared the bane to Milne with the Falkirk defence all at sea. The home team almost scored in the 52nd minute when Brian Brown hit the underside of the bar with McAlpine beaten. Falkirk made a substitution in the 65th minute when Colin Fowler replaced Mike Oliver and a minute later Gordon Wilson had his name taken for a foul on Malpas. Following the victory, United went top of their section. they were seldom troubled by the home side who had little way of stopping what was a free flowing United performance.

Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1982)

1982-83 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 2 - 5273
Dave Narey26 2139826
Derek Stark23 2 - 1573
Iain Phillip31 2 - 1341
Ian Britton28 2 - 2 -
Maurice Malpas20 21271
Paul Hegarty28 2 - 35153
Richard Gough20 2 - 512
Davie Dodds23 2117768
Graeme Payne26 2 - 28319
Paul Sturrock25 22331104
Ralph Milne (sub)21 1111028
Billy Kirkwood (sub)23 2122348

League Table (as at August 18th, 1982)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.

League results since United's last match