Hearts 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


2 - 0

Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 14th, 1985
Tynecastle Park. Att. 7,617
3:00 PM Kick-off

Roddie MacDonald (2)
John Robertson (63)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
George Cowie
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Roddie MacDonald
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Andy Watson
Brian McNaughton
Neil Berry
Paul Cherry
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

John Robertson
Iain Jardine
John Clark
Stuart Beedie

John Robertson for Brian McNaughton (57) Stuart Beedie for Ian Redford (57)
John Clark for Ralph Milne (63)

Roddie MacDonald (50) Richard Gough (42)
Dave Narey (62)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)

Match Report

Although Hearts were depleted through injury and suspension, United found the Tynecastle side in a highly competitive mood and it was that attitude which was largely accountable for the 'Jam Tarts" success. Having booked the advantage of a very strong wind, Hearts got off to the best possible start with a goal in 90 seconds. Berry forced a corner on the right, and Colquhoun's cross was powerfully headed in by Roddy MacDonald from the edge of the box.

After the change-round, the wind seemed to drop a knot or two and United twice came close. First a superb cross by Eamonn Bannon was headed against the post by Ian Redford, who shortly afterwards brought out a good save from Smith. John Robertson's introduction after an hour gave Hearts added punch and the young striker sealed Hearts' victory when he lobbed the ball over Hamish McAlpine after a clearance from a corner had been knocked back in by Cowie.

Squad Statistics (as at September 14th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 9 - 6833
Maurice Malpas23 9 - 1916
Richard Gough23 9221529
Paul Hegarty31 9 - 52068
Dave Narey29 9 - 56036
Ian Redford25 6161
Ralph Milne24 7324371
Eamonn Bannon27 8130380
Billy Kirkwood27 4 - 35868
Davie Dodds26 9 - 333137
Paul Sturrock28 73456147
John Clark (sub)20 31418
Stuart Beedie (sub)25 91488

League Table (as at September 14th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.