Stirling Albion 0
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

Stirling Albion 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 25th, 1997
Forthbank Stadium. Att. 6,642
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Robbie Winters (52)
Gary McSwegan (82)

Team Managers
Kevin Drinkell Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Mark McGeown
Andy Paterson
Paul Deas
John Gibson
Ronnie McQuilter
Garry Paterson
Alex Bone
Tommy Tait
Steve McCormick
Stuart McLaren
(missing player)
Sieb Dijkstra
Steven Pressley
Mark Perry
Erik Pedersen
Maurice Malpas
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Jamie Dolan
Jim McInally
Kjell Olofsson
Robbie Winters

Steven Jack
David Wood
Gretar Hjartarsson
Dave Bowman
Gary McSwegan
Paul Walker

Gretar Hjartarsson for Stuart McLaren (66) Gary McSwegan for Andy McLaren (75)
Dave Bowman for Jim McInally (82)
Paul Walker for Robbie Winters (85)

Ronnie McQuilter (77) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George McCluskey (Stewarton) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

Having visited Forthbank earlier in the Coca-Cola Cup the Tangerines were again drawn to play at the same venue, this time to launch their Scottish Cup campaign. Notably this was to be the first ever meeting of the sides in the competition.
United were met with stubborn resistance in the first half as the Stirling defence held firm. Despite a man of the match display from Mark McGeown in the Albion goal who thwarted numerous attempts from Kjell Olofsson, the hosts were rarely seen in an attacking sense with Sieb Dijkstra largely redundant at the other end.
Crucially, 7 minutes after the restart, the visitors went ahead after Andy McLaren whipped in a cross from the left which the on-rushing Robbie Winters finished first time into the corner of the net from 10 yards. With Stirling still in it as long as the single goal deficit was there it was of great relief when the tie was settled in United's favour with 8 minutes to play. A magnificent Jamie Dolan reverse pass found Olofsson, who squared to Gary McSwegan to scoop the ball into the net at the far post. This proved enough to ensure the terrors progressed to the next round of the competition.

Squad Statistics (as at January 25th, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Sieb Dijkstra (GK)30 11 - 11 -
Mark Perry25 27 - 983
Steven Pressley23 272724
Maurice Malpas34 19171925
Erik Pedersen29 15 - 15 -
Jim McInally32 13138822
Andy McLaren23 2521459
Lars Zetterlund32 15 - 15 -
Jamie Dolan27 3 - 3 -
Kjell Olofsson31 169169
Robbie Winters22 2788620
Dave Bowman (sub)32 23 - 39212
Gary McSwegan (sub)26 2375424
Paul Walker (sub)19 2 - 7 -

League Table (as at January 25th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.