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Scottish Cup (4th Round)


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Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Saturday, February 16th, 1985
Palmerston. Att. 3,400
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Davie Dodds (43)
Eamonn Bannon (53)
Davie Dodds (83)

Team Managers
Nobby Clark Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Davidson
John Mackay
Billy Gray
Pat McCluskey
Bobby Parker
Mike Oliver
Graeme Robertson
Stewart Cochrane
Tom Nolan
George Cloy
Jimmy Robertson
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
John Holt
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Paul Quinn
Billy Young
Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne

Paul Quinn for John MacKay (80) Ralph Milne for Alex Taylor (46)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (85)

George Cloy (55) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)

Match Report

A potentially tricky tie on paper in reality provided a relatively comfortable passage into the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.

Although the Doonhamers rarely threatened to score they defended stoutly in the early stages, restricting United to only a handful of chances in the first half, the most notable being a solo run by Maurice Malpas, a Billy Kirkwood header, and a Davie Dodds header which struck the post. Two minutes from half-time Davie Dodds broke the deadlock when he took advantage of a slip by Gray to hammer the ball past Davidson from 12 yards.

Then Eamonn Bannon cracked in a loose ball seven minutes into the second half to effectively end any hopes of Queens' springing a surprise. After missing a series of good chances, Davie Dodds volleyed in a third near the end to cap a fine overall performance by the striker who had just returned from injury.

Squad Statistics (as at February 16th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 26 - 6613
Paul Hegarty30 38549968
John Holt28 30 - 31723
Dave Narey28 34 - 53935
Richard Gough22 38519324
Maurice Malpas22 3711675
Alex Taylor22 162364
Billy Kirkwood26 23433968
Eamonn Bannon26 371027973
Davie Dodds26 2710311131
Paul Sturrock28 3515436139
Dave Beaumont (sub)21 142182
Ralph Milne (sub)23 18722367

League Table (as at February 16th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.