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Paul Sturrock (14)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (43)
Billy Kirkwood (47)
Richard Gough (62)
Paul Sturrock (pen.) (74)
Ian Gibson for Alex Taylor (62)
Maurice Malpas for Iain Phillip (80)
John Reilly for John Holt (80)
Newspaper extract from Glasgow Herald.
United were facing up to a third game in three days as they took on Danish third division side, Ringsted. The tangerines were missing three players due to injuries picked up in a hectic start to their Scandinavian tour. Skipper Paul Hegarty, Davie Dodds and Graham Payne all missed out. Still without a victory in the tour thus far, United went into the game determined to rediscover their scoring touch to ensure a much needed positive outcome.
United got off to a great start to this match and went on the attack from the opening minutes. It took just 13 minutes for the away side to claim the opening goal of the match. Good work from Ralph Milne on the right enabled him to find sufficient space to engineer a cross. Paul Sturrock was on hand to dispatch the ball into the net with a neat header. As half-time approached, United doubled their lead. Eamonn Bannon stepped up to convert a penalty kick and send United up the tunnel in a positive frame of mind.
The second half started as the first had finished, with United on the attack. The third goal arrived just two minutes after the interval and it was a spectacular finish. Billy Kirkwood was the scorer and he lashed home a wonderful volley. United continued their domination in the second half and hit the woodwork three times as they attempted to add to the score-line. They eventually did in the 62nd minute when Richard Gough nipped in to chip the 'keeper. The game was wrapped up with just a quarter of an hour remaining. It came from the spot again, but it was Paul Sturrock this time who fired home the fifth and final goal of the game. United were afforded the luxury of a one day break before they took on their next opponents in the Scandinavian tour and based on this emphatic victory, it was a break that they could enjoy.
No games played.
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