Dundee Utd 4
Motherwell 0
League (Premier Division)

Dundee Utd
4 - 0

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 22nd, 1986
Tannadice Park. Att. 5,710
3:00 PM Kick-off

Paul Sturrock (13)
Paul Sturrock (36)
Eamonn Bannon (46)
Davie Dodds (62)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock
Stuart Beedie
John Gardiner
Fraser Wishart
Derek Murray
Jamie Doyle
Graeme Forbes
Tommy Boyd
Crawford Baptie
Ian McLeod
Andy Harrow
Brian Wright
Ray Blair

Ian Redford
John Clark
Andy Walker
John Reilly

Ian Redford for Billy Kirkwood (83)
John Clark for Davie Dodds (83)
John Reilly for Andy Harrow (45)
Andy Walker for Ray Blair (68)

None. Tommy Boyd (59)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)

Match Report

After that shock defeat at Fir Park 10 days previously, we ensured that there was no repeat by ruthlessly demolishing Motherwell with some polished and studied football despite the blustery conditions. The 13th minute didn't prove unlucky for us, producing the important opening goal. A Gallacher corner was dummied by Richard Gough, Eamonn Bannon misdirected his shot but Paul Sturrockfell backwards to score with an overhead kick. It was all United and a second goal materialised after Eamonn Bannon embarked on a solo run which ended on the edge of the box, but Paul Sturrock reacted quickly to divert the loose ball past John Gardiner.

The unrelenting pressure continued after the interval and within a minute the lead had been extended to three, when Eamonn Bannon crashed in a fierce volley from just outside the box. A neat exchange between Kevin Gallacher and Davie Dodds brought our fourth goal. Kevin Gallacher just outside the box drew two defenders before parting to Davie Dodds who had time to pick his spot.

Squad Statistics (as at March 22nd, 1986)

1985-86 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)28 30 - 45 -
Dave Narey29 43 - 59436
Maurice Malpas23 4422268
Paul Hegarty31 44655574
Richard Gough23 41624733
Billy Kirkwood27 21137569
Eamonn Bannon27 401533594
Davie Dodds27 4111365148
Kevin Gallacher19 172172
Paul Sturrock29 3812487156
Stuart Beedie25 171568
Ian Redford (sub)25 378378
John Clark (sub)21 91478

League Table (as at March 22nd, 1986)

No league table has been added for this season.