Hearts 0
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 16th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 7,663
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Maurice Malpas (73)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Malcolm Murray
Craig Levein
Brian McNaughton
Andy Watson
Sandy Clark
John Robertson
Kenny Black
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Alex Macdonald
George Cowie
Alex Taylor
Stuart Beedie

Alex Macdonald for Brian McNaughton (75)
George Cowie for Brian Whittaker (75)
Alex Taylor for Billy Kirkwood (50)
Stuart Beedie for Ralph Milne (75)

None. Dave Narey (52)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Williamson (Renfrew) (Referee)

Match Report

Perhaps it was Hearts mid-week Cup exertions, but. this latest meeting, the sixth of the season between the pair, proved decidedly stale beer. Goalmouth incidents were few and far between.

Things perked up in the second half, however, and United should have taken the lead first when a slack pass-back by Sandy Jardine let substitute Alex Taylor in. Henry Smith blocked his effort, but the bait broke to Paul Sturrock who played the ball across the face of the goal but Davie Dodds shot wide of the empty goal.

The breakthrough came with just over quarter of an hour left. Alex Taylor weaved past two defenders before curling the ball into the middle, Kidd only partially cleared and Maurice Malpas hammered a first-time volley high into the net.

Squad Statistics (as at March 16th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 31 - 6663
Richard Gough22 43819827
Paul Hegarty30 43550468
Dave Narey28 39 - 54435
John Holt28 35 - 32223
Maurice Malpas22 4121716
Ralph Milne23 23822868
Eamonn Bannon26 421128474
Billy Kirkwood26 28434468
Paul Sturrock28 3816439140
Davie Dodds26 3214316135
Alex Taylor (sub)22 182384
Stuart Beedie (sub)24 314314

League Table (as at March 16th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.