Dundee Utd 7
Morton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
7 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 17th, 1984
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,562
3:00 PM Kick-off

Alex Taylor (18)
Paul Sturrock (24)
Paul Sturrock (52)
Maurice Malpas (53)
Paul Sturrock (67)
Paul Sturrock (69)
Paul Sturrock (82)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie McLean

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock
Craig Adams
Jim Wilson
Jimmy Holmes
Alex O'Hara
Alan Mackin
Jim Duffy
Doug Robertson
Danny Docherty
Jim Gillespie
Ian Clinging
Willie Pettigrew

Gary McGinnis
John Clark
John McClurg
Tommy Turner

Gary McGinnis for Alex Taylor (52)
John McClurg for Alex O'Hara (17)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Douglas Downie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
W Laidlaw & N Edwards (Assistants)

Match Report

Five-goal Paul Sturrock was undoubtedly the hero of this match which produced the biggest Tannadice victory for a little over a year.

The rout began with a neat move on the left, Eamonn Bannon's cross being volleyed in by Alex Taylor. Then Richard Gough headed down for Paul Sturrock to thump in the second. Around eight chances were created before half time but the score remained at 2-0 after 45 minutes.

United's finishing improved in the second half. Paul Sturrock rounded the 'keeper for the third. Maurice Malpas headed in a fourth at the far post. Stuart Beedie then sent Paul Sturrock clear to complete his hat-trick and Paul Sturrock followed up with a tap in for a fourth from a John Holt header which the 'keeper couldn't hold. A cross from the left brought Paul Sturrock his record breaking fifth goal eight minutes from the end.

Squad Statistics (as at November 17th, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)36 13 - 6483
Paul Hegarty30 24248565
John Holt27 16 - 30323
Dave Narey28 20 - 52535
Richard Gough22 24217921
Maurice Malpas22 2311535
Eamonn Bannon26 24626669
Alex Taylor22 61263
Stuart Beedie24 213213
Tommy Coyne22 104317
Paul Sturrock28 2411425135
Gary McGinnis (sub)21 13 - 191

League Table (as at November 17th, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.