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UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)


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Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, November 6th, 1985
Gradski Stadium. Att. 30,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Darko Pancev (24) Paul Hegarty (13)

Team Managers
Andon Donèevski Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Mumcilo Grosev
Djore Jovanovski
Venceslav Simonovski
Slobodan Goracinov
Dragan Kanatlarovski
Milko Simoski
Gordan Zdravkov
Slavco Georgievski
Darko Pancev
Toni Savevski
Vasil Ringov
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Stoimir Urosevic
Ilija Najdosski
Vujadin Stanojkovic
Tomce Trajanovski
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Ian Redford
John Clark
Stuart Beedie

Tomce Trajanovski for Vasil Ringov (46)
Ilija Najdosski for Slobodan Goracinov (75)
Dave Beaumont for John Holt (46)
Stuart Beedie for Ralph Milne (86)

Dragan Kanatlarovski (30) John Holt (20)
Ralph Milne (82)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Laszlo Padar (Hungary) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

An early goal by skipper Paul Hegarty did much to ensure that there was no repeat of the disasters of Radnicki Nis and Roma, as United progressed comfortably into the last 16 of the U.E.F.A. Cup.

Sensing the importance of an away goal, we almost struck straight from the kick-off, Richard Gough, heading an Eamonn Bannon cross just past the post. Billy Kirkwood also went close when he hit the side netting. Not that Vardar did not threaten. Maurice Malpas had to come to the rescue in the ninth minute, when he blocked a Gorgijevski shot on the line. However, we got the vital away goal three minutes later. Ralph Milne chased and caught a through-ball by Billy Kirkwood, but was brought down. From the free-kick Paul Hegarty, unchallenged, powered in a header from Eamonn Bannon's cross. Vardar hit back and only Richard Gough's last gasp intervention prevented Ringov from scoring. However, the 'Slavs did score in the 24th minute when Darko Pancev, who missed the first leg, found himself in space on the edge of the box, swivelled and shot low past Billy Thomson. Vardar took heart from that breakthrough and only a superb save by Billy Thomson kept out a Jovanovski free-kick. Then John Holt was in the right place at the right time to clear a Garacinov effort which was destined for the net, but the interval arrived with the scores still level.

The home side opened on the offensive and should have got a second when star striker Pancev surprisingly shot well wide from around the penalty spot. That, however, was the last real moment of anxiety for the few Tannadice followers in the Gradski Stadium, as United played the possession football that has become the hall-mark of their successful European excursions.

Squad Statistics (as at November 6th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 7 - 22 -
Dave Narey29 20 - 57136
John Holt28 15 - 34323
Maurice Malpas23 2122038
Paul Hegarty31 21153269
Richard Gough23 19422531
Billy Kirkwood27 13 - 36768
Eamonn Bannon27 20631585
Ralph Milne24 18425472
Davie Dodds27 191343138
Paul Sturrock29 187467151
Dave Beaumont (sub)21 9 - 352
Stuart Beedie (sub)25 141538

League Table (as at November 6th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.