Dundee Utd 4
Dumbarton 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
4 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, February 23rd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,693
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ralph Milne (17)
John Reilly (25)
Richard Gough (76)
Paul Sturrock (77)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Davie Wilson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Davie Dodds
Gordon Arthur
Alan Kay
Graeme Sinclair
Steve McCahill
Don McNeill
Mark Clougherty
Kenny Ashwood
Albert Craig
John Bourke
Tommy Coyle
Gerry Crawley

Gordon McLeod
Paul Sturrock
Joe Coyle
Jim Simpson

Paul Sturrock for John Reilly (57)
Gordon McLeod for Eamonn Bannon (80)
Joe Coyle for Gerry Crawley (72)

None. Graeme Sinclair (22)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)
R Brown & C White (Assistants)

Match Report

United surmounted this hurdle with a fair degree of ease and two early goals really killed the match as a contest. Dave Beaumont was the instigator of both these with two long throws. His first found Ralph Milne who dispatched the ball swiftly past Arthur. John Reilly got the second when Dave's throw was headed on to John whose low shot beat Arthur at his right hand post.

The game then fell into a bit of a rut and only the introduction of Paul Sturrock in the 57th minute livened up proceedings. However, it was only with quarter of an hour to go that United extended their lead. Richard Gough made a 50 yard dash upfield, took a return pass from Davie Dodds and chipped the ball past Arthur. A minute later Paul Sturrock wheeled on to a Milne pass and his angular drive gave Arthur no chance.

Squad Statistics (as at February 23rd, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 27 - 6623
John Holt28 31 - 31823
Richard Gough22 39619425
Dave Beaumont21 152192
Paul Hegarty30 39550068
Dave Narey28 35 - 54035
Billy Kirkwood26 24434068
John Reilly22 627024
Eamonn Bannon26 381028073
Ralph Milne23 19822468
Davie Dodds26 2810312131
Gordon McLeod (sub)17 1 - 1 -
Paul Sturrock (sub)28 3616437140

League Table (as at February 23rd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.