Dumbarton 0
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


0 - 2

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, April 27th, 1985
Boghead Park. Att. 818
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Tommy Coyne (4)
Paul Sturrock (84)

Team Managers
Davie Wilson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gordon Arthur
Ray Montgomerie
Graeme Sinclair
Tommy Coyle
Steve McCahill
Alan Kay
Kenny Ashwood
Stuart Robertson
Jim Simpson
Albert Craig
Joe Coyle
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
John Clark
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Tommy Coyne

Stuart MacIver
Allan Moore
Gordon McLeod
John Reilly

Stuart McIver for Graeme Sinclair (21) John Reilly for Alex Taylor (82)
Gordon McLeod for Ralph Milne (85)

Albert Craig (43) Ralph Milne (43)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Kenny Hope (Clarkston) (Referee)

Match Report

Deprived of at least five regulars, United still managed to control the game for long periods and gained the points in comfortable style. The un-seasonal chill in the air and strong wind allied with a bumpy pitch made good football difficult but both sides acquitted themselves well, despite the conditions. Toiling Dumbarton's fight against relegation was dealt an early blow when an Alex Taylor corner was nodded in by Tommy Coyne.

Sons' 'keeper Gordon Arthur had several good saves, notably from a Ralph Milne header and a John Clark free-kick, but he had to admit defeat to Paul Sturrock, who controlled a through ball, lost his marker and sent a superb shot past Arthur from the edge of the box. The defeat left Dumbarton all but mathematically relegated after just one season in the Top Ten.

Squad Statistics (as at April 27th, 1985)

1984-85 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 36 - 6713
Dave Beaumont21 212252
Maurice Malpas22 4921796
Ralph Milne23 28823368
John Clark20 145376
Alex Taylor22 255457
Eamonn Bannon27 501629279
Billy Kirkwood26 36435268
Paul Sturrock28 4519446143
Davie Dodds26 3916323137
Tommy Coyne22 215428
Gordon McLeod (sub)17 2 - 2 -
John Reilly (sub)23 1147526

League Table (as at April 27th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.