Dundee Utd 0
Celtic 0
League (Premier Division)


Dundee Utd
0 - 0
Celtic 

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 2nd, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 16,493
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
David Hay

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds
Pat Bonner
Willie McStay
Danny McGrain
Davie Provan
Roy Aitken
Pierce O'Leary
Peter Grant
Frank McGarvey
Maurice Johnston
Murdo MacLeod
Tommy Burns

Bench
John Reilly
Stuart Beedie
Mark Reid
Brian McClair

Substitutions
Stuart Beedie for Billy Kirkwood (52)
John Reilly for Tommy Coyne (86)
Brian McClair for Maurice Johnston (46)

Cautions
Billy Kirkwood (36)
Richard Gough (52)
Ralph Milne (80)
Roy Aitken

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Mike Delaney (Cleland) (Referee)
A Lyon & D Petrie (Assistants)


Match Report


This was perhaps one of the most disappointing clashes between the pair for some time. Neither set of forwards was able to get the better of two very capable defences.

Evidently the absence of international strikers, Paul Sturrock for United and Paul McStay for Celtic, was probably a contributory factor to this defence dominated contest. Celtic did get the ball in the net in the first half but Mo Johnston was given off-side when he headed in. Tom Coyne headed narrowly past early in the game and those were the only features of a dull first half.

Davie Dodds had the best chance of the second half but failed to score. Just as a goal-less draw looked inevitable, Davie Provan struck a shot which was saved by John Holt with his hands but, in keeping with the match, Peter Grant shot weakly from the spot for Hamish to save with his knees.



Squad Statistics (as at March 2nd, 1985)


1984-85 All Time
Age
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 28 - 6633
John Holt28 32 - 31923
Richard Gough22 40619525
Maurice Malpas22 3811685
Paul Hegarty30 40550168
Dave Narey28 36 - 54135
Eamonn Bannon26 391028173
Billy Kirkwood26 25434168
Ralph Milne23 20822568
Davie Dodds26 2910313131
Tommy Coyne22 184397
John Reilly (sub)22 727124
Stuart Beedie (sub)24 304304






League Table (as at March 2nd, 1985)


No league table has been added for this season.