Motherwell 0
Dundee Utd 1
Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)


0 - 1

Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)
Saturday, March 8th, 1986
Fir Park. Att. 6,822
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Richard Gough (46)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Gardiner
Fraser Wishart
Derek Murray
Jamie Doyle
Graeme Forbes
Tommy Boyd
Ian McLeod
Andy Harrow
John Reilly
Brian Wright
Andy Walker
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Andy Dornan
Ray Blair
Gordon McLeod
Tommy Coyne

Andy Dornan for Andy Harrow (45) Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (83)

Graeme Forbes (46)
John Gardiner (90)
John Holt (58)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

The gale-force conditions was a prime factor in ruining this tie as a spectacle. Taking advantage of the elements in the first half, Motherwell did most of the pressing and Doyle struck the outside of the post and then Richard Gough's last minute intervention to keep a Walker effort from crossing the line. However, 'Well's best chance of the opening period came just before the turnaround, when John Reilly struck the post.

Less than a minute into the second half we got the all important opening goal. An Eamonn Bannon corner was laid into Richard Gough's path by Paul Sturrock, and the international defender hammered in a shot from 12 yards which took a deflection and beat John Gardiner. With wind advantage we held on to that narrow lead, and John Holt with a tremendous 20yarder, and substitute Tommy Coyne both came close to extending that lead.

Squad Statistics (as at March 8th, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 27 - 42 -
Paul Hegarty31 41655274
Dave Narey29 40 - 59136
John Holt29 28 - 35623
Richard Gough23 38624433
Maurice Malpas23 4122238
Dave Beaumont22 18 - 442
Ian Redford25 358358
Eamonn Bannon27 371433293
Paul Sturrock29 3610485154
Davie Dodds27 389362146
Tommy Coyne (sub)23 1746112

League Table (as at March 8th, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.