Airdrie 0
Dundee Utd 2
Scottish Cup (4th Round)


Airdrie 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd


Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, February 20th, 1988
Broomfield. Att. 6,500
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Eamonn Bannon (14)
Paul Hegarty (75)

Team Managers
Gordon McQueen Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Dave MacKinnon
Tom Black
Brian McKeown
Doug Lawrie
Vinnie Moore
Calum Campbell
Colin Lindsay
Dave McCabe
Derek Parlane
Kenny MacDonald
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher
Hamish French

Bench
Gary Christie
Martin Hughes
Dave Beaumont
Iain Ferguson

Substitutions
Gary Christie for Calum Campbell (40)
Martin Hughes for Derek Parlane (68)
None.

Cautions
None. Dave Bowman (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


As expected Gordon McQueen's side fought all the way, but we carried too much fire power which carried us through to a comfortable victory. Airdrie opened in determined fashion but fell behind after McKeown brought Mixu Paatelainen down just outside the box. Eamonn Bannon curling free-kick took the slightest of deflections off the end man in the wall and beat Martin. Mixu Paatelainen had a shot and a header well saved by Martin as the two sides battled it out in typical cup tie fashion. Billy Thomson, on his return from injury, was, however, largely untroubled.

The second half opened with us attacking Airdrie down every avenue. Mixu Paatelainen set Ian Redford away down the middle but Ian's shot was wide of the target. Airdrie's best chance of the game came early in the second half but Billy Thomson saved Parlane's screwed shot in acrobatic fashion. Martin then produced a couple of outstanding saves. Firstly from Hamish French's !lick on of a Mixu header and then from Mixu himself when the Airdrie keeper not only saved but held a powerful header by the Finn. Another Eamonn Bannon free-kick brought the goal that clinched our quarter final spot. Maurice Malpas was fouled by Moore with 15 minutes left and Eamonn's lofted free kick was headed strongly past Martin by Paul Hegarty from close in. Immediately Airdrie hit back with Lindsay and Hughes both testing Billy Thomson who pulled off two fine saves. In the final minute McCabe looked certain to pull a goal back but Billy Thomson tipped his effort over the bar.



Squad Statistics (as at February 20th, 1988)


1987-88 All Time
Age
Billy Thomson (GK)30 40 - 154 -
Dave Narey31 37 - 69336
Paul Hegarty33 40264181
Maurice Malpas25 42233311
Eamonn Bannon29 243424106
Dave Bowman23 36 - 74 -
Mixu Paatelainen21 165165
Ian Redford27 25712728
Jim McInally24 291803
Kevin Gallacher21 25510624
Hamish French24 152152






League Table (as at February 20th, 1988)


No league table has been added for this season.