Dundee Utd 3
Coleraine 1
UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

Dundee Utd
3 - 1

UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 30th, 1987
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,430
7:30 PM Kick-off

Kevin Gallacher (28)
Paul Sturrock (73)
John Clark (80)
Desmond Edgar (48)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Platt

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Gary McGinnis
Dave Narey
John Clark
J Alan Irvine
Gordon McLeod
Ian McPhee
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock
Jim Platt
Martin Tabb
Dean McCullough
Desmond Edgar
Nigel Quigley
Paul Kee
Richard Wade
Jeremy Robinson
Michael O'Neill
Paul McGurnaghan
Barry McCreadie

Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Ian Redford
Billy McKinlay
Iain Ferguson
William McCurdy
Jeff Wright
Kiernan Harding
Dermot Doherty

Ian Redford for Ian McPhee (75)
William McCurdy for Dean McCullough (75)
Jeff Wright for Nigel Quigley (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Allan Gunn (England) (Referee)

Match Report

Manager Jim McLean prior to the match was quick to point that no tie was a formality and his words were pro-phetic as the part-timers from Coleraine gave United fans some scary moments, particularly in the second half. The opening thirty minutes hardly foretold the drama that was to later unfold. We were very much in the driving seat, and only a last ditch clearance from an O'Neill shot had caused any reason for concern in the United ranks. On the half hour mark we took the lead. Gary McGinnis's cross was knocked down by Paul Hegarty to Kevin Gallacher, who eventually forced the ball over the line at the third attempt. Before the interval, Paul Sturrock only just failed to convert a McLeod cross and Paul Hegarty saw Platt make a good save from his header.

Right from the start of the second period Coleraine were on the offensive, and it brought early dividends. Wade hit Billy Thomson's legs and the Irishmen kept up the pressure McGurnaghan found full-back Edgar, who drove the ball beyond Billy Thomson. For the next twenty minutes Jim Plan's men chased everything, knocking us out of our stride, but towards the end they tired and we eventually put the tie beyond their reach in the 73rd minute. An Alan Irvine corner was headed down by John Clark and Paul Sturrock wheeled to score. With eight minutes left, another cross by Alan Irvine was converted by John Clark to put a better complexion on an otherwise below par European performance.

Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 1987)

1987-88 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)29 14 - 128 -
Paul Hegarty33 14161580
Maurice Malpas25 14130510
Gary McGinnis23 4 - 561
Dave Narey31 14 - 67036
John Clark23 4110216
J Alan Irvine29 7 - 7 -
Gordon McLeod20 21161
Ian McPhee26 9191
Kevin Gallacher20 1229321
Paul Sturrock30 117556170
Ian Redford (sub)27 14311624

League Table (as at September 30th, 1987)

No league table has been added for this season.