Alloa Athletic 0
Dundee Utd 2
League Cup (2nd Round)

Alloa Athletic 

0 - 2

Dundee Utd

League Cup (2nd Round)
Wednesday, August 21st, 1985
Recreation Park. Att. 2,010
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Eamonn Bannon (13)
Richard Gough (41)
Eamonn Bannon (missed pen.) (35)

Team Managers
Jimmy Thomson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ronnie Lowrie
Dave Martin
Kenny Thomson
Paul Kelly
Bobby Dall
Lawrie Haggart
Frank Lynch
Robert Barr
Stuart Sorbie
Jim Donaldson
Gary Murray
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne

Frank Cole
Dom Sullivan
Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne

Frank Cole for Jim Donaldson (71) Ralph Milne for Stuart Beedie (59)
Gary McGinnis for Tommy Coyne (81)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Dougie Yates (Perth) (Referee)

Match Report

A well merited victory, but not for the first time this season, the final score didn't reflect United's territorial advantage. Controlling the game, throughout, two goals was a poor return for their efforts, although there was a missed penalty to take into account. Playing down the slope in the first half United immediately pressed forward with Paul Sturrock and Richard Gough both going close on at least two occasions.

A succession of corners eventually produced a goal when Stuart Beedie's kick found Eamonn Bannon unmarked and Eamonn's curling left-foot shot escaped Lowrie's outstretched fingers. If Eamonn was Saint then, he turned sinner when he missed a penalty in the 35th minute after Dall had needlessly handled. Eamonn atoned a few minutes later when, he sent over a cross for Richard Gough to head powerfully for goal. Lowrie seemed to have it covered but allowed the ball to slip from his grasp and enter the net.

Plenty of chances came United's way in the second half but Lowrie and his defensive colleagues kept us at bay.

Squad Statistics (as at August 21st, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 3 - 6773
Dave Beaumont21 3 - 292
Dave Narey29 3 - 55436
Richard Gough23 3120928
Maurice Malpas23 3 - 1856
Paul Hegarty31 3 - 51468
Eamonn Bannon27 3129880
Tommy Coyne22 2 - 468
Paul Sturrock28 21451145
Davie Dodds26 3 - 327137
Stuart Beedie25 3 - 427
Gary McGinnis (sub)21 1 - 221
Ralph Milne (sub)24 3 - 23968

League Table (as at August 21st, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.