Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Hamilton Academical

Challenge Cup - 2nd Round
Tuesday, September 12th, 1995, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 3,512
Referee: John Fleming (Glasgow)
Dundee Utd  Hamilton Academical

Paddy Connolly (20)
Paddy Connolly (50)
Grant Johnson (85)

Team Managers
Billy Kirkwood
Iain Munro

Starting Eleven
Kelham O'Hanlon
Rab Shannon
Mark Perry
Steven Pressley
Maurice Malpas
Christian Dailly
Billy McKinlay
Grant Johnson
Scott Crabbe
Paddy Connolly
Paul Walker
Allan Ferguson
John Hillcoat
Steve Renicks
Ray McStay
Crawford Baptie
Martin McIntosh
Gary Clark
Jim Sherry
Dugald McCarrison
John McQuade
Ian McParland

Ally Maxwell
David Craig
Robbie Winters
Paul Hartley
Paul McKenzie
David Lorimer

Robbie Winters for Scott Crabbe (70)
Paul Hartley for John McQuade (46)
Paul McKenzie for Ian McParland (66)
David Lorimer for Ray McStay (88)

None. Martin McIntosh (44)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK) 34 apps -
Rab Shannon 8 apps -
Mark Perry 48 apps1 goal
Steven Pressley 8 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 668 apps22 goals
Christian Dailly 143 apps18 goals
Billy McKinlay 281 apps27 goals
Grant Johnson 58 apps6 goals
Scott Crabbe 71 apps8 goals
Paddy Connolly 142 apps40 goals
Paul Walker 2 apps -
Robbie Winters (sub) 21 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Paul Walker (18 years 27 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (33 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 320 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Walker (18 years 27 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (33 years 127 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 323 days
Domestic Players:13 (92.86 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United's much changed side which saw teenage winger Paul Walker start a first team match for the first time booked a comfortable passage to the quarter finals of the League Challenge Cup.

There was never any doubt about United's from the moment Paddy Connolly shot us ahead after 20 minutes play which had been completely confined to Accies half. There was an element of good fortune about the goal, Billy McKinlay hit his shot from 20 yards well enough, but it took a deflection. Ferguson in goal did manage to block it, but only to Paddy Connolly who netted the rebound with comfort.

The re-instated striker hit one just over as the visitors continued to be pegged back and it was half an hour before Kelham O'Hanlon saw any action, diving to hold a McCamson header. Just five minutes into the second period, United got a deserved second. Paul Walker took a Billy McKinlay pass and began a run across the edge of the box before prodding the ball into the path of Paddy Connolly who hit a vicious first time shot from 12 yards which gave Ferguson no chance.

For some reason United took their foot of the pedal to allow Hamilton to come back into a game which looked well beyond them. They missed two or three chances before the outcome was wrapped up with a third United goal five minutes from the end. Ferguson failed to hold a Billy McKinlay strike from the edge of the box and Grant Johnson was on hand to net the rebound for his first goal of the season. The match had its element of tragedy Scott Crabbe being stretchered off with another serious looking injury.


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