Hearts 1
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


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Dundee Utd

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, January 11th, 1986
Tynecastle Park. Att. 19,043
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gary Mackay (63)
Gary Mackay (missed pen.) (44)
Eamonn Bannon (69)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Kenny Black
Sandy Clark
Gary Mackay
John Robertson
Billy Thomson
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Colin McAdam
Andy Watson
Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne

None. Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (58)

None. Davie Dodds (75)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Don McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)

Match Report

This top of the table tussle ended all square in a fast, furious and fascinating match played in absolutely atrocious conditions. They had several shots just wide of the target, most notably from John Robertson and Gary Mackay. Undoubtedly the most glaring chance came right on the interval. Young Kevin Gallacher, back helping the defence, illegally interrupted Gary Mackay's surge towards goal. The Hearts' midfielder took the spot-kick himself but Billy Thomson, flung himself to his left and finger-tipped the shot round the post.

If anything, Hearts stepped up their efforts after the break and Billy Thomson brilliantly tipped over a Mackay 20-yarder. Six minutes later and even Billy Thomson could do nothing to prevent Gary Mackay scoring. A Colquhoun cross was headed down by Sandy Clark to Gary Mackay who rammed a low shot just inside the post. Hearts' lead tasted just six minutes, Tom Coyne, a substitute for Ian Redford, mishit a shot which Kevin Gallacher latched on to. The youngster turned the ball back goal wards, it wasn't cleared properly and Eamonn Bannon struck a superb volley past Smith for the equaliser.

Squad Statistics (as at January 11th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)27 18 - 33 -
Richard Gough23 29523532
Maurice Malpas23 3222148
Dave Beaumont22 15 - 412
Paul Hegarty31 32454372
Dave Narey29 31 - 58236
Eamonn Bannon27 281032389
Ian Redford25 266266
Davie Dodds27 297353144
Paul Sturrock29 278476152
Kevin Gallacher19 7171
Tommy Coyne (sub)23 11 - 558

League Table (as at January 11th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.