Dundee Utd 5
Forfar Athletic 0
League Cup (2nd Round)

Dundee Utd
5 - 0
Forfar Athletic 

League Cup (2nd Round)
Tuesday, August 21st, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,337
7:30 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (43)
John Reilly (63)
Stuart Beedie (65)
Stuart Beedie (70)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (80)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Doug Houston

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
John Reilly
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Stuart Beedie
Paul Sturrock
Stewart Kennedy
Ray Lorimer
Ian McPhee
Rab Morris
Alex Brash
John Weir
Jim Liddle
Ray Farningham
Billy Gallacher
Gordon Scott
Kenny MacDonald

John Holt
Tommy Coyne
Gary Murray
Billy Bennett

John Holt for Stuart Beedie (78)
Tommy Coyne for Paul Sturrock (85)
Gary Murray for Kenny MacDonald (46)
Billy Bennett for Billy Gallacher (75)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Young (Bellshill) (Referee)
H McHendry & J Mansi (Assistants)

Match Report

After last week's fright against Brechin City in the Forfarshire Cup, United ensured that there was no repeat against their County neighbours.

It wasn't as easy as the scoreline may suggest. Chances came and went and it wasn't until the 43rd minute that United eventually made the breakthrough. A Bannon throw to Ralph Milne was played in to Paul Sturrock. Luggy turned the Forfar defence before sending a shot well wide of Kennedy.

Only when John Reilly neatly headed in a second from a Ralph Milne cross in the 63rd minute could United breathe easily. From then on the football flowed and further goals followed quickly. Two minutes later, Paul Sturrock chipped the ball in to Stuart Beedie who controlled it, shrugged off a defender's challenge before sweeping the ball past Kennedy. Five minutes later, Ralph Milne played an Eamonn Bannon pass to Stuart Beedie, who netted from close-in. The final goal came from the spot when Eamonn Bannon netted after Ralph Milne had been tripped by Kennedy.

Squad Statistics (as at August 21st, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)26 3 - 3 -
Maurice Malpas22 3 - 1334
Dave Narey28 3 - 50835
Richard Gough22 3 - 15819
Paul Hegarty30 3 - 46463
Eamonn Bannon26 3124564
Billy Kirkwood25 2 - 31864
John Reilly22 216623
Ralph Milne23 3220862
Stuart Beedie24 2323
Paul Sturrock27 31404125
John Holt (sub)27 3 - 29023
Tommy Coyne (sub)21 2 - 233

League Table (as at August 21st, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.