Dundee Utd 2
Hibernian 2
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
2 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 5th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 6,951
3:00 PM Kick-off

Maurice Malpas (28)
Maurice Malpas (58)
Alan Sneddon (22)
Steve Cowan (86)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Blackley

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Gary McGinnis
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds
Alan Rough
Alan Sneddon
Iain Munro
Paul Kane
Gordon Rae
Gordon Hunter
Ralph Callachan
Gordon Chisholm
Steve Cowan
Gordon Durie
Joe McBride

Dave Beaumont
Billy Kirkwood
Colin Harris
Mark Fulton

Billy Kirkwood for Ian Redford (85)
Stevie Fulton for Iain Munro (60)
Colin Harris for Ralph Callachan (73)

None. Gordon Durie (38)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir) (Referee)

Match Report

For the second week running our Premier League fixture ended amidst a blaze of controversy, and once again the outcome robbed us of a point. After falling behind, our patched up eleven came back strongly and man of the match Maurice Malpas put us ahead with his first brace for the club. That looked to be enough to give us victory when Steve Cowan bulleted in a late equaliser.

However, with only a couple of minutes left, a shot from Ralph Milne took a deflection to completely wrong foot Alan Rough, but a raised linesman's flag quickly curtailed celebrations of a United win.

Hibs had taken the lead through a sweetly struck volley by Alan Sneddon, after surviving early United pressure. Six minutes later Ian Redford's shot from an Eamonn Bannon cross was blocked, but Maurice Malpas followed up to equalise.

United then dominated the game with Alan Rough seeing plenty of action, but even he was beaten when Maurice Malpas was once again on hand to steer an Eamonn Bannon cut back into the net. Unfortunately events in the last five minutes dictated we weren't to collect two deserved points.

Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Hamish McAlpine (GK)37 13 - 6873
John Holt28 8 - 33623
Gary McGinnis21 3 - 241
Dave Narey29 14 - 56536
Maurice Malpas23 1421968
Paul Hegarty31 14 - 52568
Ian Redford25 9292
Eamonn Bannon27 13330882
Ralph Milne24 11424772
Tommy Coyne22 5 - 498
Davie Dodds27 13 - 337137
Billy Kirkwood (sub)27 8 - 36268

League Table (as at October 5th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.