Dundee Utd 4 - 2 Motherwell

League Cup - Group Section 1
Wednesday, October 5th, 1983, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,731
Referee: D Galloway (Pitlessie)
Mascot: Steven Dow
Dundee Utd  Motherwell

John Reilly (10)
Richard Gough (19)
Richard Gough (24)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (32)
Ally Mauchlen (28)
John Gahagan (53)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Nicky Walker
Andy Dornan
Ian MacLeod
Joe Carson
Johannes Edvaldsson
Ally Mauchlen
John Gahagen
Stuart Rafferty
Jim Gillespie
Andy Ritchie
Andy Harrow

Maurice Malpas
Alex Taylor
Gary McAllister
Paul McFadden

Maurice Malpas for Davie Dodds (57)
Alex Taylor for John Reilly (73)
Gary McAllister for Stuart Rafferty (70)
Paul McFadden for Andy Ritchie (73)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 592 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 114 apps16 goals
John Holt 247 apps22 goals
Dave Narey 463 apps34 goals
Paul Hegarty 417 apps59 goals
Derek Stark 215 apps7 goals
Billy Kirkwood 283 apps59 goals
John Reilly 43 apps15 goals
Ralph Milne 169 apps53 goals
Eamonn Bannon 202 apps56 goals
Davie Dodds 243 apps103 goals
Maurice Malpas (sub) 86 apps2 goals
Alex Taylor (sub) 14 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (21 years 188 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 338 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 68 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 266 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 76 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This win over Motherwell provided a double with a welcome return to form plus leadership of Section One. Eamonn Bannon was the hero of the evening being the creator of all four goals. The first came from his superb reverse pass which left John Reilly with the simple task of beating Walker. The second goal was a crashing 30-yarder by Richard Gough from Eamonn's cross-field pass.

The same combination produced the third with Richard Gough's 20-yarder going in under Walker's body. Ally Mauchlen putted one back with 'a viciously swerving 30-yarder but within a minute United made it four when John Holt was impeded in going for another Eamonn Bannon cross and Eamonn slotted home the fourth. John Gallagan hit 'Well's second early in the second half.


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