Morton 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Morton 

1 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Wednesday, April 7th, 1982
Cappielow. Att. 1,792
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
James Rooney (87) Ralph Milne (71)

Team Managers
Benny Rooney Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Roy Baines
Davie Hayes
Jim Holmes
James Rooney
Joe McLaughlin
Jim Duffy
Michael Ring
Daniel Docherty
Ian Cochrane
Roddy Hutchison
Andy Ritchie
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
John Holt
Dave Narey
John Reilly
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds

Bench
Drew Busby
John McNeil
Maurice Malpas
Ian Gibson

Substitutions
John McNeil for Michael Ring
Drew Busby for Ian Cochrane
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Willie McLeish (Stonehouse) (Referee)





Match Report


With Paul Sturrock ruled out after a re-occurrence of a back injury picked up against Celtic a week ago, John Reilly made his third start of the season, and Ian Gibson took his place on the subs bench. Richard Gough and John Holt both made the starting line-up, which had looked doubtful in the days before this rearranged match that had been postponed during the awful weather in January.

Ralph Milne put United ahead after 70 minutes with a superb volley from a Reilly cross and it looked as though the single goal would be enough for both points. But Morton, with a man-of-the-match performance from Andy Ritchie, fought back to grab a point with only three minutes to go. Jimmy Rooney got the credit but his shot took a deflection before beating goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine for the equaliser.

The draw took United up to fifth place and within a point of fourth placed St Mirren, but the Paisley side now had two games in hand over the Tannadice side.



Squad Statistics (as at April 7th, 1982)


1981-82 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)34 49 - 5163
Richard Gough20 362402
Derek Stark23 32 - 1523
Paul Hegarty27 47234051
Dave Narey25 49238724
John Holt25 46519116
John Reilly20 91111
Ralph Milne20 461310026
Eamonn Bannon23 511813735
Billy Kirkwood23 44721447
Davie Dodds23 481616661






League Table (as at April 7th, 1982)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 27 17 6 4 +28 40
2. Rangers 27 12 10 5 +11 34
3. Aberdeen 25 13 7 5 +15 33
4. St Mirren 25 12 7 6 +10 31
5. United 27 11 8 8 +18 30
6. Hibernian 29 9 12 8 +6 30
7. Morton 29 7 10 12 -18 24
8. Dundee 28 7 4 17 -19 18
9. Partick Th 27 4 8 15 -20 16
10. Airdrie 28 5 6 17 -31 16