Bohemians 1
Dundee Utd 0
UEFA Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)


1 - 0

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 1983
?olí?ek Stadion. Att. 17,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Pavel Chaloupka (10) None.

Team Managers
Tomáš Pospíchal Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
1. Zdenek Hruska
2. Frantisek Jakubec
3. Zdenek Prokes
4. Peter Zelensky
5. Stanislav Levy
6. Premysl Bicovsky
7. Jaroslav Marcik
8. Pavel Chaloupka
9. Milan Cermak
10. Zdenek Koukal
11. Miroslav Prilozny
Hamish McAlpine .1
Derek Stark .2
Maurice Malpas .3
Richard Gough .4
Paul Hegarty .5
Dave Narey .6
Eamonn Bannon .7
Ralph Milne .8
Billy Kirkwood .9
Paul Sturrock .10
Davie Dodds .11

12. Vladimir Borovicka
14. Jiri Dolezal
15. Vladmir Hruska
16. Tiber Micinec
17. Peter Novak
John Gardiner .12
John Holt .14
Iain Phillip .15
Ian Britton .16
John Reilly .17

Vladmir Hruska for Miroslav Prilozny (69) John Holt for Ralph Milne (85)

Jaroslav Marcik (20)
Zdenek Prokes (80)
Derek Stark (5)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Marcel Van Langengove (Belgium) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

United went into this match knowing a positive result would give them a great chance of progressing to the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup for the first time inter history. Around 18,000 fans packed the stadium on a brisk Prague evening to get a glimpse of the tangerines.

United started well and it looked promising when Sturrock raced clear after just two minutes. His low cross needed only a touch but Dodds couldn't connect. A minute later Milne swept through and his cut-back caused panic before being cleared for a corner. Things took a turn for the worse after what looked like a settled opening 10 minutes, they went behind. United's defence got caught stuck in the mud as Pavel Chaloupka found space in the box to head Bicovsky's free-kick into the net. Far from being backs to the wall stuff. Stark and Dodds see shots saved by liruska. United played confidently for the remainder of the half and silenced the crowd with a couple of searing breakaways.Derek Stark was magnificent in midfield and the partnership of Gough and Hegarty served them well at the back. Paul Sturrock, whose wife presented him with a baby girl in the early morning, put on a brave display despite some horrendous tackling from the home side. Unite could have easily levelled things just before half-time when a Bannon cross reached Milne who took his time, and his shot was blocked.

Chaloupka warmed McAlpines hands with a shot at the start of the second half but Dodds did even better with a terrific effort which the Bohemians' keeper did well to push for a corner. Stark was booked in the second half, Marcik and Prokes received similar punishment as frustration crept into the Czechs' play. Ralph Milne who had also been excellent in the first half, fade after the interval and was substituted. Dodds came close when he met a Bannon cross but his header was too straight and consequently easy pickings for the goalkeeper. Then Kirkwood had a great chance when Milne nodded a Sturrock cross into his path. Bohemians stepped up the pace in the late stages and it took a despairing Narey tackle to halt one dangerous move and close out the 1-0 defeat. Jim McLean said, "I am absolutely delighted with the performance but I thought it was an injustice that we are one down".

Squad Statistics (as at March 2nd, 1983)

1982-83 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)35 41 - 5663
Maurice Malpas20 382632
Derek Stark24 38 - 1933
Richard Gough20 414906
Paul Hegarty28 42339156
Dave Narey26 42843833
Billy Kirkwood24 39726054
Eamonn Bannon24 30817647
Ralph Milne21 371414641
Paul Sturrock26 3512364114
Davie Dodds24 422121788
John Holt (sub)26 27322419

League Table (as at March 2nd, 1983)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 25 18 4 3 +37 40
2. Celtic 24 18 3 3 +37 39
3. DUNDEE UTD 24 14 7 3 +34 35
4. Rangers 25 7 10 8 +6 24
5. Dundee 25 7 8 10 -3 22
6. Hibernian 25 5 11 9 -10 21
7. St Mirren 25 5 10 10 -12 20
8. Motherwell 25 8 3 14 -23 19
9. Morton 25 4 8 13 -24 16
10. Kilmarnock 25 2 8 15 -42 12

League results since United's last match
1st March 1983
Motherwell0-0St Mirren
2nd March 1983