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


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Sunday, February 7th, 1993
Pittodrie. Att. 14,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eoin Jess (76)
Eoin Jess (85)

Team Managers
Willie Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Theo Snelders
Stephen Wright
Gary Smith
Brian Grant
Brian Irvine
Alex McLeish
Lee Richardson
Paul Mason
Eoin Jess
Duncan Shearer
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Main
Christian Dailly
Dave Narey
Gary Bollan
Mark Perry
Maurice Malpas
Billy McKinlay
Dave Bowman
Grant Johnson
John Clark
Scott Crabbe

Scott Booth
Roy Aitken
Michael O'Neill
Paddy Connolly

Scott Booth for Paul Mason (68)
Roy Aitken for Duncan Shearer (80)
Paddy Connolly for Grant Johnson (79)

None. Gary Bollan (16)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Syme (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

Because BBC were covering the tie live, this tie of the round was delayed 24 hours, but the cameras failed to capture us in our usual Pittodrie mood as we tumbled out of the cup. Before the game we were endeavouring to extend our remarkable Pittodrie record to five straight wins. Aberdeen were definitely the form team at that time and they certainly lived up to that reputation in the initial stages. The Dons opened with an attacking flourish, but by midway through the first half, the Tannadice defence, superbly marshalled by veteran Dave Narey had quelled the situation.

Jess, though, continued to pose problems and he was to prove Aberdeen's match winner. Undoubtedly our best chance of the match came when Scott Crabbe sent Christian Dailly clear, but Snelders rushed from goal to foil Christian by diving at his feet. With a little under quarter of an hour left Aberdeen got the vital opener. Wright's cross was headed back across goal by Shearer and Eoin Jess ran in to head the ball into the empty net. Five minutes from the end Man- of-the-Match, Eoin Jess, put the tie beyond our reach with a goal of remarkable similarity to the first, only this time the youngster drilled home a Mixu Paatelainen assist. United players and fans alike were very disappointed at the outcome,-but no one could quibble that Aberdeen didn't deserve to progress and earn a quarter final home tie with Clydebank.

Squad Statistics (as at February 7th, 1993)

1992-93 All Time
Alan Main (GK)25 33 - 138 -
Christian Dailly19 6 - 407
Dave Narey36 18 - 84736
Gary Bollan19 121272
Mark Perry22 9191
Maurice Malpas30 31 - 57019
Billy McKinlay23 2431748
Dave Bowman28 14 - 2519
Grant Johnson20 182283
John Clark28 28129733
Scott Crabbe24 133133
Paddy Connolly (sub)22 3197619

League Table (as at February 7th, 1993)

No league table has been added for this season.