Dundee Utd 6 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

League Cup - 2nd Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, August 24th, 1983, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,324
Referee: Mike Delaney (Clelland)
Mascot: Colin Galloway
Dundee Utd  Dunfermline Athletic

Richard Gough (6)
Richard Gough (12)
John Holt (32)
Alex Taylor (52)
Davie Dodds (60)
Eamonn Bannon (70)
Steve Morrison (63)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jim Leishman

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Hugh Whyte
Bob Robertson
John Lapsley
Joe Smith
Bobby Dall
Derek Rodier
Jim Bowie
Norrie McCathie
Steve Morrison
John Perry
Rab Stewart

Derek Stark
John Clark
Bobby Forrest
Paul Donnelly

John Clark for Alex Taylor (80)
Derek Stark for Davie Dodds (82)
Bobby Forrest for John Perry (64)
Paul Donnelly for Rab Stewart (72)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 581 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 406 apps59 goals
Richard Gough 103 apps13 goals
John Holt 236 apps21 goals
Maurice Malpas 78 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 453 apps34 goals
Ralph Milne 159 apps48 goals
Eamonn Bannon 191 apps53 goals
Alex Taylor 7 apps2 goals
Billy Kirkwood 272 apps56 goals
Davie Dodds 232 apps96 goals
Derek Stark (sub) 206 apps5 goals
John Clark (sub) 5 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 26 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 224 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 165 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (18 years 340 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 224 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 328 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United followed up their sparkling display of the opening day of the season with six of the best against Dunfermline to virtually clinch a place in the third round stages of the competition. The rout started in the 8th minute when Richard Gough's diving header from an Eamonn Bannon cross beat Whyte at his left hand post. United's international full back was on target again 13 minutes later when Richard Gough beat 'keeper Whyte in the same spot with a low drive from almost 25 yards. Even that effort paled against John Holt's spectacular volley from 30 yards eleven minutes later.

Seven minutes into the second half Alex Taylor ran on to a Ralph Milne flick to volley home the fourth. On the hour mark Davie Dodds slotted home his first goal of the season following a scramble in the Pars' penalty box. Three minutes later Pars pulled one back when a Steve Morrison header was parried on to the post by Hamish McAlpine but unluckily rebounded into the net via Hamish's body. Eamonn Bannon completed the scoring 20 minutes from time when he headed in an accurate Alex Taylor cross.


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