Dundee Utd 3
Motherwell 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
3 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 9th, 1985
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,493
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Hegarty (35)
Richard Gough (40)
Davie Dodds (86)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
John Gardiner
Fraser Wishart
Derek Murray
Andy Dornan
Graeme Forbes
Chris McCart
John Reilly
Ian MacLeod
Andy Harrow
Brian Wright
John Gahagan

Gordon McLeod
Tommy Coyne
Ray Blair
Robert Clark

Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (73)

Dave Beaumont (10)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

United headed their way to victory, but once again the onus of scoring fell to the defenders, with the late contribution of Davie Dodds, the first goal by a forward for three games. Motherwell had effectively held us in the opening stages until the 35th minute. A searching free-kick by Dave Narey was met by Paul Hegarty at the far post and his header back across the face of the goal, struck a Motherwell defender to deflect the ball past a bemused John Gardiner.

Five minutes later, United's head men struck again. Ralph Milne's free-kick into the heart of Well's defence was met by Richard Gough who steered a header wide of John Gardiner. We failed to capitalise on that solid foundation after the interval, indeed, Motherwell looked an improved eleven in that second period and Billy Thomson superbly pushed a curling shot from Andy Dornan past the post. Then Ian MacLeod headed an Andy Harrow cross narrowly past the post.

Towards the end we stepped up a gear and Richard Gough appeared to have scored a third before a linesman's flag cut short home celebrations. Applause was only delayed a few minutes though, because a Sturrock cross was headed on by Paul Hegarty for Davie Dodds to apply the finishing touch at the far post.

Squad Statistics (as at November 9th, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 8 - 23 -
Maurice Malpas23 2222048
Dave Narey29 21 - 57236
Richard Gough23 20522632
Paul Hegarty31 22253370
Dave Beaumont21 10 - 362
Billy Kirkwood27 14 - 36868
Ian Redford25 164164
Ralph Milne24 19425572
Davie Dodds27 202344139
Paul Sturrock29 197468151
Tommy Coyne (sub)22 7 - 518

League Table (as at November 9th, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.