Bohemians 2
Dundee Utd 5
UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


2 - 5

Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Wednesday, September 18th, 1985
Dalymount Park. Att. 4,185
7:30 PM Kick-off

Gino Lawless (39)
Rocky O'Brien (69)
Paul Sturrock (4)
Eamonn Bannon (34)
Eamonn Bannon (38)
Paul Sturrock (53)
Paul Sturrock (61)

Team Managers
Billy Young Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dermot O'Neill
Alan Kinsella
Tom Conway
Paul Power
Gino Lawless
Ronnie Murphy
Larry Wyse
Eugene Davis
Jackie Jameson
Rocky O'Brien
John Reynor
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

John Byrne
David Kealy
Derek Edmonds
John Treacy
Conor Flynn
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
John Clark
Ralph Milne
Stuart Beedie

John Treacy for Larry Wyse (67)
Conor Flynn for John Reynor (67)
Ralph Milne for Davie Dodds (77)
Stuart Beedie for Paul Sturrock (80)

Tom Conway (44) Paul Sturrock (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Ron Bridges (Wales) (Referee)

Match Report

If previous United performances this season had given manager Jim McLean cause for concern, then there is no doubt this comprehensive victory gave him equal pleasure. United once again demonstrated their European flair and hopefully the form shown in Ireland will be repeated at home. No doubting the stars of the show. They were Paul Sturrock and Eamonn Bannon who between them bagged all United's goals. Maurice Malpas swung over a corner, Richard Gough at the near post back-headed the ball on for Paul Sturrock to nod in the first. Eamonn Bannon's probing runs were causing the Bohemian defence considerable problems but it was his header from a Davie Dodd's cross which put us two ahead. Four minutes later Eamonn Bannon hammered in a Paul Sturrock cut-back, and O'Neill failed to halt the ball's progress into the net. In controversial circumstances Gino Lawless nodded in a Davis's cross, and despite a linesman's raised flag the goal was allowed to stand.

Eight minutes after the interval, a superb move involving Dave Narey and Eamonn Bannon ended with Paul Sturrock thumping the ball past O'Neill. The fifth United goal was perhaps the pick of the bunch. Richard Gough's run created the room for Paul Sturrock and his spectacular left foot strike left O'Neill spectating. Rocky O'Brien hooked in a further consolation goal to end the scoring.

Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 10 - 6843
Richard Gough23 10221629
Maurice Malpas23 10 - 1926
Dave Beaumont21 6 - 322
Paul Hegarty31 10 - 52168
Dave Narey29 10 - 56136
John Holt28 4 - 33223
Eamonn Bannon27 9330482
Billy Kirkwood27 5 - 35968
Paul Sturrock28 86457150
Davie Dodds26 10 - 334137
Ralph Milne (sub)24 8324471
Stuart Beedie (sub)25 101498

League Table (as at September 18th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.