Clydebank 1
Dundee Utd 2
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 23rd, 1985
Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,839
3:00 PM Kick-off

Martin Hughes (45) Ralph Milne (73)
Davie Dodds (79)

Team Managers
Sam Henderson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Mark Treanor
Jim Given
John Maher
Stewart Auld
Billy McGhie
Gerry Ronald
Martin Hughes
Mike Larnach
David Shanks
Charlie Gibson
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Beaumont
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock

Vinny Moore
David Lloyd
John Holt
Ralph Milne

David Lloyd for Mike Larnach (64) John Holt for Tommy Coyne (54)
Ralph Milne for Dave Beaumont (66)

None. John Holt (89)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Douglas Hope (Erskine) (Referee)

Match Report

At first sight this may look a narrow victory. Hard earned it was, close it should not have been. Those circumstances were almost entirely due to Clydebank 'keeper Jim Gallacher who performed heroics. Early on he dived full length to block Paul Sturrock's volley, then he acted similarly to save a net bound header from Richard Gough. Just before half-time he denied Tom Coyne by bravely smothering a through ball. Despite all these chances it was Clydebank who went in ahead at the interval.

Billy Thomson made a brilliant save at the feet of Shanks, but the ball rebounded to Martin Hughes who shot into the empty net. In an attempt to force the equaliser Richard Gough was pushed forward to the front line, but it was the introduction of Ralph Milne for Dave Beaumont midway through the half, which brought dividends. A long free-kick by Dave Narey was lobbed into the net by Ralph Milne. Five minutes later a Bankies' defender cannoned his clearance against a colleague and Davie Dodds scored what proved to be the winner from around 12 yards.

Squad Statistics (as at November 23rd, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 10 - 25 -
Dave Beaumont21 12 - 382
Richard Gough23 22522832
Maurice Malpas23 2422068
Dave Narey29 23 - 57436
Paul Hegarty31 24453572
Ian Redford25 184184
Billy Kirkwood27 16137069
Tommy Coyne23 9 - 538
Davie Dodds27 223346140
Paul Sturrock29 217470151
John Holt (sub)29 16 - 34423
Ralph Milne (sub)24 20525673

League Table (as at November 23rd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.