Montrose 0
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Montrose 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 27th, 2001
Links Park. Att. 2,592
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Jim Lauchlan (8)
Jim Lauchlan (19)

Team Managers
John Sheran Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Gary McGlynn
Craig Mailer
Graeme Christie
Mark Craib
Ian Joy
James McKellar
David Muirhead
Tommy Harrison
Kevin Byers
Mike Mackenzie
Stevie Laidlaw
Paul Gallacher
Hasney Aljofree
Jamie McCunnie
Jason De Vos
Danny Griffin
David Partridge
Jim Lauchlan
Charlie Miller
Craig Easton
Derek Lilley
Jim Hamilton

Bench
Steve Marwick
Barry Thompson
Jonathan Mitchell
Bradley Lowe
Ross McWilliam
Pat Onstad
David McCracken
Jamie Buchan
Neil Heaney
Steven Thompson

Substitutions
Ross McWilliam for Tommy Harrison (65)
Jonathan Mitchell for Mike Mackenzie (69)
Bradley Lowe for James McKellar (79)
Jamie Buchan for Hasney Aljofree (65)
Steven Thompson for Jim Hamilton (72)
Neil Heaney for Charlie Miller (75)

Cautions
Craig Mailer None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Underhill (Referee)



Match Report


Alex Smith's United recorded just their fifth win of the season thanks to a Jim Lauchlan double at Links Park in the 3rd Round of the Scottish Cup.

Both sides turned out for the match sitting bottom of their respective divisions, but it was United who started the match as favourites and within eight minutes they had tested Gary McGlynn in the Montrose goal; Charlie Miller firing towards the top corner from eighteen yards to produce a great save from McGlynn. The opener followed moments later when Jim Lauchlan smashed a Hasney Aljofree corner home. United looked set to double their advantage after 17 minutes when a blunder by David Muirhead allowed Derek Lilley to run clear on goal, but McGlynn pounced off his line to block the shot. The goalkeeper came to the rescue again a minute later when he tipped a superb Aljofree volley over the crossbar for a corner. The reprieve was only temporary, however, as United went 2-0 up on 19 minutes. Miller was the provider this time when he sent a cross into the box and Jim Lauchlan fired home his second of the game. For Montrose, Kevin Byers came close with a long-range effort that forced a good save from goalkeeper Paul Gallacher. The Tannadice side were again causing problems for the Montrose defence when a Miller shot smashed into the side netting. Five minutes before the break Montrose had another decent chance. Michael McKenzie's 25-yard shot was powerful enough but just fell wide.

United started the second half determined to add to their tally and came close just three minutes after the restart. Miller's long ball found Lilley in the box but his shot was blocked by the goalkeeper. The United striker pounced on the rebound only to be denied once again by McGlynn. Muirhead could have given Montrose fresh hope 15 minutes from time when he tried to lob the United keeper only to see the effort fly over the crossbar. Steven Thompson came off the bench for Dundee United but was left disappointed when he failed to put the ball in an empty net.



Squad Statistics (as at January 27th, 2001)


2000-01 All Time
Age
Paul Gallacher (GK)21 2 - 3 -
Jim Lauchlan23 112112
Jamie McCunnie17 3 - 3 -
David Partridge22 19 - 57 -
Jason De Vos27 25 - 962
Hasney Aljofree22 272272
Danny Griffin23 5 - 5 -
Charlie Miller24 121121
Craig Easton21 2331358
Derek Lilley26 5151
Jim Hamilton24 101265
Jamie Buchan (sub)23 25 - 25 -
Neil Heaney (sub)29 14 - 14 -
Steven Thompson (sub)22 23 - 899


League Table (as at January 27th, 2001)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 24 20 3 1 45 63
2. Hibernian 25 16 6 3 29 54
3. Rangers 23 16 3 4 26 51
4. Kilmarnock 24 12 3 9 -2 39
5. Hearts 25 9 6 10 0 33
6. Dundee 23 8 6 9 6 30
7. Dunfermline 24 8 6 10 -8 30
8. St Johnstone 25 7 9 9 -10 30
9. Motherwell 24 8 4 12 -8 28
10. Aberdeen 23 4 9 10 -15 21
11. St Mirren 24 3 3 18 -33 12
12. Dundee Utd 24 2 4 18 -30 10

* - Table split into two divisions of six.