Univ Craiova 1
Dundee Utd 0
UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)

Univ Craiova 

1 - 0

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, November 5th, 1986
Stadionul Central. Att. 39,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Bita (59) None.

Team Managers
Constantin Teasca Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicolae Negrila
Nicolae Ungureanu
Adrian Popescu
Marian Bicu
Ion Geoigau
Gheorghe Popescu
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Gary McGinnis
Maurice Malpas
Dave Bowman
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
John Clark
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock

Mircea Irimescu
Florin Cioroianu
Scott Thomson
Chris Sulley
John Holt
Kevin Gallacher
Tommy Coyne

None. Kevin Gallacher for Paul Sturrock (60)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (87)

Rada (26) Dave Beaumont (8)
Eamonn Bannon (28)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alain Delmer (France) (Referee)

Match Report

Even without Paul Hegarty and Dave Narey, we emerged from this European test with flying colours. At virtually no stage of the game did we look in danger of surrendering our three goal. In fact the opposite was almost true. Only a couple of minutes had passed when Eamonn Bannon saw his shot saved after Paul Sturrock had created the opening. Luggy then saw his goal-bound lob cleared off the fine and in the ensuing melee, Ian Redford cut the ball back for Eamonn Bannon, whose shot went narrowly past. Craiova's first spell of concerted pressure brought a series of corners but nothing more. Billy Thomson then made a fine save from Bicu, touching his drive past the post. A couple of minutes later Eamonn Bannon was unlucky to see his header bounce up and hit the bar. As the interval approached Billy Thomson blocked a Ceoglau shot and Cirtu's drive was just off target as the Romanians pressed forward.

On the hour mark, Cralova got the goal they craved for. A mix-up between John Clark and Gary McGinnis allowed Bita to take advantage and he dragged the ball into the box before hitting a shot which Billy Thomson parried but couldn't stop entering the net. Mid-way through the half, Eamonn Bannon nodded the ball down but the on-rushing Ian Redford couldn't keep his shot low enough. In the last action of the ninety minutes Ralph Milne's run down the left gave substitute Tommy Coyne a clear shooting chance but his shot was too high, however, by that stage his miss was of academic importance.

Squad Statistics (as at November 5th, 1986)

1986-87 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 24 - 77 -
Dave Beaumont22 19 - 642
Gary McGinnis23 13 - 401
Maurice Malpas24 24 - 2588
Dave Bowman22 18 - 18 -
Eamonn Bannon28 24336697
Jim McInally22 12 - 12 -
John Clark22 111629
Ralph Milne25 17228275
Ian Redford26 2256515
Paul Sturrock30 203515160
Kevin Gallacher (sub)19 206449
Tommy Coyne (sub)23 827114

League Table (as at November 5th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.