Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)


2 - 1

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Sunday, March 12th, 1995
Tynecastle Park. Att. 12,515
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Millar (21)
John Millar (?)
Sérgio Gomes (4)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Stephen Frail
Colin Miller
Neil Berry
Willie Jamieson
Dave McPherson
John Colquhoun
Brian Hamilton
John Robertson
Gary Mackay
David Hagen
Kelham O'Hanlon
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Gordan Petrić
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Jim McInally
Scott Crabbe
Sérgio Gomes

Henry Smith
Kevin Thomas
Scott Leitch
Henrik Jørgensen
Jerren Nixon
Craig Brewster

Scott Leitch for David Hagen
Kevin Thomas for John Colquhoun
Craig Brewster for David Hannah
Jerren Nixon for Scott Crabbe

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

Our grip on the Scottish Cup was prised open by Hearts who came from behind to inflict the first and last Scottish Cup defeat on Manager Ivan Golac for whom this was to be his parting shot.

Scott Crabbe started a match for the first time since that fateful day at Fir Park 12 months previously when he broke his leg and Billy McKinlay returned after injury. However, the man who took centre-stage initially was Brazilian striker, Sergio. He took a David Hannah pass and shrugged off two challenges before squeezing the ball under Nelson from 8 yards.

After fifteen minutes, Christian Dailly sent in a drive which Nelson held low down and within a minute Sergio galloped down the right but shot wildly past, but gave further evidence of the confident start by the Tangerines. However, Hearts in their first serious attack, equalised. Frail slung over a freekick, but nobody picked up the in-coming John Millar who sent a header in at the far post.

Suddenly, the whole character of the match changed and it was no real surprise when Hearts took the lead. Again a set piece caused our downfall. A Mackay corner from the right was flicked on by Jamieson and met by Millar as he headed his second. After looking so comfortable in those early stages, United faced an uphill task in the second period. Jerren Nixon replaced Scott Crabbe and whilst United had territorial advantage there was no end product to test Nelson. Indeed, a moment of slackness by Gordon Petric almost cost us a third.
The Cup trail was over and lvan's managerial tenure was in its last throes. He commented, "Slack marking cost us two bad goals, but we didn't get what we deserved."

Squad Statistics (as at March 12th, 1995)

1994-95 All Time
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 24 - 24 -
Brian Welsh26 30214210
Christian Dailly21 31412918
Gordan Petrić25 352703
Maurice Malpas32 30265621
Billy McKinlay25 28526925
Dave Bowman31 32134112
David Hannah21 346538
Jim McInally31 24 - 36621
Scott Crabbe26 4 - 608
Sérgio Gomes25 8282
Jerren Nixon (sub)21 3295410
Craig Brewster (sub)28 3187128

League Table (as at March 12th, 1995)

No league table has been added for this season.