Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 13th, 1984
Tynecastle Park. Att. 7,066
3:00 PM Kick-off

Donald Park (25)
John Robertson (29)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Craig Levein
Roddie MacDonald
Kenny Black
Donald Park
George Cowie
Jimmy Bone
John Robertson
Willie Johnston
Hamish McAlpine
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
Iain Munro
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Paul Cherry
Jimmy Sandison
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne

Paul Cherry for Willie Johnston (75) Tommy Coyne for Iain Munro (56)
Stuart Beedie for Eamonn Bannon (66)

None. Eamonn Bannon (19)
Gary McGinnis (34)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

For the fourth time this season. United succumbed to opposition who had suffered a mid-week League Cup exit. On this occasion, however, Hearts exacted immediate and deserved revenge on their Skol Cup conquerors.

Yet it could have been a different story had two early chances not gone a begging. Paul Sturrock carved out a scoring opportunity and Eamonn Barmon struck the post from an acute angle. Then Davie Dodds set up a chance for Billy Kirkwood, but his shot went just past Smith's right-hand post.

Hearts went ahead when Donald Park latched on to a partly cleared free-kick to drive the ball home. Four minutes later, John Robertson picked up a goal kick from Hamish McAlpine and strode on to score from just inside the box. It was uphill all the way from then on, with United rarely looking like making inroads into that Hearts lead.

Squad Statistics (as at October 13th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 6 - 6413
Iain Munro33 7 - 16 -
John Holt27 11 - 29823
Gary McGinnis20 9 - 151
Richard Gough22 17 - 17219
Maurice Malpas22 17 - 1474
Paul Hegarty30 17147864
Eamonn Bannon26 17225965
Billy Kirkwood26 11132765
Paul Sturrock28 175418129
Davie Dodds26 135297126
Stuart Beedie (sub)24 153153
Tommy Coyne (sub)21 51264

League Table (as at October 13th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.