Hamilton 0
Dundee Utd 4
League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)


Hamilton 

0 - 4

Dundee Utd


League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 2nd, 1981
Douglas Park. Att. 5,381
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Davie Dodds (10)
Davie Dodds (18)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (47)
John Holt (47)

Team Managers
Dave McParland Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Rikki Ferguson
Jim Frew
John Brown
Brian Wright
Alan McDougall
Gary Marshall
Neil Howie
Gary McDowall
Joe Craig
John Deeney
Peter McAdams
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Willie Pettigrew

Bench
Tom Donnelly
Graham Mitchell
Derek Murray
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
None. Ralph Milne for Willie Pettigrew

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian McGinlay (Balfron) (Referee)



Match Report


For United's first game in the knock-out stages of the competition, manager Jim McLean made only one change to the starting line-up from the weekend's opening League match against Aberdeen. The experienced Iain Phillip replaced youngster Derek Murray, with Murray replacing Richard Gough on the bench.

Davie Dodds set the ball rolling against the First Division side in the 1st leg at Tannadice, out-jumping the Hamilton defence to head in an Eamonn Bannon corner after only 10 minutes. Hamilton were gifted a glorious chance to level when Derek Stark made a mess of a pass back but Joe Craig shot wildly past with only Hamish McAlpine to beat. United made them pay for that miss, when a Davie Dodds diving header crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

United went further ahead with two goals inside the first two minutes of the second half. After good work by Paul Sturrock, John Holt shot home from 20 yards out, and moments later Sturrock was pulled down in the box by Marshall. Eamonn Bannon hammered home the spot kick to put United in full control. Hamilton tried their best to pull one back before the end, with full-back John Brown coming close with a long range effort. With the 2nd leg at Douglas Park not to come for another three weeks, the 4-0 win meant United could concentrate on League business, and the upcoming UEFA Cup tie against Monaco.



Squad Statistics (as at September 2nd, 1981)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)33 8 - 4753
John Holt24 8315314
Dave Narey25 8 - 34622
Paul Hegarty27 4 - 29749
Iain Phillip27 6 - 1041
Derek Stark22 7 - 1273
Billy Kirkwood23 4 - 17440
Eamonn Bannon23 869423
Willie Pettigrew27 748936
Davie Dodds22 6212447
Paul Sturrock24 8428482
Ralph Milne (sub)20 5 - 5813






League Table (as at September 2nd, 1981)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 1 1 0 0 +3 2
2. United 1 1 0 0 +3 2
3. Hibernian 1 1 0 0 +2 2
4. St Mirren 1 1 0 0 +2 2
5. Rangers 1 1 0 0 +1 2
6. Partick Thistle 1 0 0 1 -1 0
7. Dundee 1 0 0 1 -2 0
8. Morton 1 0 0 1 -2 0
9. Airdrie 1 0 0 1 -3 0
10. Aberdeen 1 0 0 1 -3 0