Dundee Utd 2
Queen's Park 1
League Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)


Dundee Utd
2 - 1
Queen's Park 

League Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, October 10th, 1979
Tannadice Park. Att. 3,395
7:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (pen.) (46)
Davie Dodds (88)
Matt Thomson (38)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Eddie Hunter

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Derek Stark
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
George Fleming
Billy Kirkwood
Willie Pettigrew
Graeme Payne
Davie Dodds
Derek Atkins
Robert McSkimming
Bobby Dickson
Brian Reynolds
Alistair Bowie
John McGregor
Derek Wood
Jim Gillespie
Jim Nicholson
Matt Thomson
Alan Irvine

Bench
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Gerry McCoy
Ross McFarlane

Substitutions
Derek Addison for Derek Stark (15)
Paul Sturrock for Dave Narey (25)
Gerry McCoy for Matt Thomson
Ross McFarlane for Derek Wood

Cautions
None. Alistair Bowie (17)
Robert McSkimming (27)
Derek Atkins (27)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Irvine) (Referee)


Match Report


United qualified for the last eight of the Bell's League Cup by virtue of the 2-1 (5-1 on aggregate) win over Queen's Park in mid-week. However, the performance was far from being what was expected from a Premier League outfit with chances once again being scorned against a brave Amateurs defence.

3-0 up after the first leg at Hampden, Willie Pettigrew came close with a 20 yard drive before defenders Dave Narey and Derek Stark both had to go off early with a head injuries. On 27 minutes Pettigrew was brought down in the box and United were awarded a penalty, but Pettigrew saw his spot kick saved by Atkins. Six minutes before the break Matt Thomson raced in on a Hegarty clearance and lashed in a 15 yarder to give Queen's a shock lead.

Two minutes into the second half, substitute Paul Sturrock levelled things from our second spot-kick of the night after Dodds had been fouled in a tangle of legs, and Davie Dodds spared the blushes with a winner just four minutes from the end, blasting home after Atkins had pushed Pettigrew's cross on to the underside of the bar.



Squad Statistics (as at October 10th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)31 7 - 3743
Paul Hegarty25 7 - 20537
Derek Stark20 141472
Frank Kopel30 15330812
Dave Narey23 16 - 24919
Iain Phillip28 12 - 23 -
George Fleming31 13 - 31335
Billy Kirkwood21 1519824
Davie Dodds21 1025616
Graeme Payne23 16221213
Willie Pettigrew26 146146
Derek Addison (sub)24 13110412
Paul Sturrock (sub)23 16618549






League Table (as at October 10th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 8 5 3 0 +11 13
2. Morton 8 5 1 2 +8 11
3. Kilmarnock 8 4 2 2 -2 10
4. Aberdeen 8 4 1 3 +8 9
5. Partick Th 8 3 3 2 +1 9
6. Rangers 8 3 2 3 +2 8
7. United 8 2 2 4 -3 6
8. St Mirren 8 2 2 4 -7 6
9. Dundee 8 2 1 5 -10 5
10. Hibernian 8 1 1 6 -8 3