Dundee Utd 2
Clydebank 1
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 1

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 7th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,336
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (29)
Ralph Milne (pen.) (70)
David Lloyd (7)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Sam Henderson

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
Jim Gallacher
Joe Dickson
Jim Given
Jim Fallon
Mark Treanor
John Maher
Gerry Ronald
David Shanks
Mike Larnach
David Lloyd
Gerry McCabe

Dave Beaumont
John Clark
Mike Conroy
Martin Hughes

Dave Beaumont for John Holt (65)
Mike Conroy for David Lloyd (68)

John Holt (64)
Maurice Malpas (78)
Jim Fallon (35)
Mark Treanor (55)
Mike Larnach (67)
Gerry McCabe (70)
Joe Dickson (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Knowles (Inverurie) (Referee)
J Simpson & K Matthews (Assistants)

Match Report

Clydebank's return to Tannadice just 10 days after their League Cup exit saw the newly promoted side highly unlucky not to take a point. Many people have already condemned the part-timers from Kilbowie to a quick return to the First Division, however, if they continue to perform in this manner, that outcome appears highly unlikely. After creating so little danger in the Skol Cup tie the Bankies went ahead in only seven minutes. A cross from Jim Given was missed by Hamish McAlpine and new signing David Lloyd headed the ball home.

Paul Sturrock had been looking sharp up front and it was fitting that he should equalise. John Holt fed Davie Dodds on the right and he cut inside before sending in a low cross which Paul Sturrock tucked away in fine fashion. Only twenty minutes remained when United finally pierced the Bankies' defence. Hamish McAlpine's long clearance up field evaded the Clydebank defenders and Paul Sturrock ran on and looked to be on the point of beating Gallacher, when he was pulled down. Ralph Milne made an excellent job of the penalty award.

Squad Statistics (as at September 7th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 8 - 6823
Dave Narey29 8 - 55936
John Holt28 3 - 33123
Maurice Malpas23 8 - 1906
Richard Gough23 8221429
Paul Hegarty31 8 - 51968
Ralph Milne24 6324271
Ian Redford25 5151
Stuart Beedie25 81478
Paul Sturrock28 63455147
Davie Dodds26 8 - 332137
Dave Beaumont (sub)21 5 - 312

League Table (as at September 7th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.