Coleraine 0
Dundee Utd 1
UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Thursday, September 17th, 1987
The Showgrounds. Att. 3,800
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Paul Sturrock (39)

Team Managers
Jim Platt Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Platt
Martin Tabb
Desmond Edgar
Nigel Quigley
Raymond Henry
Jeremy Robinson
Paul McGurnaghan
Richard Wade
William Beggs
Barry McCreadie
Dermot Doherty
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Iain Ferguson
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock

Paul Kee
Jeff Wright
Alan Campbell
Kiernan Harding
Billy McCurdey
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
John Holt
Gordon McLeod
Alan Irvine

Jeff Wright for Dermot Doherty (64)
Paul Kee for William Beggs (77)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (82)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Frangcon Roberts (Wales) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

This was not one of our better European performances, but it was efficient enough to secure a narrow victory against the past-time Irishmen, who were missing a handful of first teamers. Coleraine shrugged off their worries and opened strongly. There was a narrow escape for us in the third minute when Tabb, their captain, prodded the ball just past the post. Player/manager Jim PIatt made a fine save from Paul Sturrock just four minutes later. After 39 minutes United's international striker improved upon his earlier efforts. Eamonn Bannon bore in from the left, crossed to the far post to lain Ferguson, whose shot was blocked, the ball broke to Paul Sturrock who tucked away the vital away goal.

Coleraine opened the second half, as they did the first, with a flourish but they couldn't find a direct route to Billy Thomson. Dave Bowman forced a fine save by Jim Platt with a well struck volley in 58 minutes, as we took control of the game for the first time. Paul Sturrock shot into the side-netting and Kevin Gallacher also had a good run, but the finish failed to match his creative work. In the closing stages Coleraine made a final push, but Billy Thomson showed bravery in whipping the ball away from the on-rushing McCreadie.

Squad Statistics (as at September 17th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 11 - 125 -
Gary McGinnis23 1 - 531
Dave Narey31 11 - 66736
Paul Hegarty33 11161280
Maurice Malpas25 11130210
Eamonn Bannon29 8 - 408103
Dave Bowman23 9 - 47 -
Ian Redford27 11311324
Iain Ferguson25 936031
Paul Sturrock30 94554167
Kevin Gallacher20 1019120
Dave Beaumont (sub)23 31883

League Table (as at September 17th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.