Ħamrun Spartans 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

European Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 14th, 1983, 7:30 PM at Ta 'Qali Stadium
Attendance: 12,300
Referee: Sinasi Berisa (Yugoslavia)
Ħamrun Spartans Dundee Utd

None. John Reilly (2)
Eamonn Bannon (30)
Derek Stark (66)

Team Managers
Lolly Debattista Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Charles Brincat
Gaetano Refalo
Edwin Farrugia
George Xuereb
Charles Zammit
Alfred Azzopardi
Leonard Refalo
Joseph Salerno
Michael Degiorgio
Raymond Xuereb
Jesmond Ciantar
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Narey
John Reilly
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds

Brian Calleja
Alfred Azzopardi
Joseph Demanuelle
James Marston
Alex Azzopardi
John Gardiner
Maurice Malpas
Iain Phillip
Alex Taylor
John Clark

Mario Grech for Jesmond Ciantar (61) Alex Taylor for John Reilly (63)
John Clark for Davie Dodds (85)

Gaetano Refalo
George Xuereb
Richard Gough

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 587 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 412 apps59 goals
Derek Stark 210 apps7 goals
Richard Gough 109 apps14 goals
John Holt 242 apps21 goals
Dave Narey 459 apps34 goals
John Reilly 41 apps14 goals
Ralph Milne 165 apps51 goals
Eamonn Bannon 197 apps54 goals
Billy Kirkwood 278 apps57 goals
Davie Dodds 238 apps102 goals
Alex Taylor (sub) 11 apps2 goals
John Clark (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (21 years 167 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 317 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (18 years 361 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 245 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 19 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


United couldn't have asked for a better start when John Reilly hooked the ball home in two minutes' following a goalmouth incident, from an Eamonn Bannon cross. The ball rarely left Hamrun's half but a second goal didn't materialise until 34 minutes when Ralph Milne supplied the cross for Eamonn Bannon to head in on the run.

John Reilly struck the upright early in the second half but despite almost incessant pressure United managed only one further score. That came in the 67th minute when a Richard Gough header was blocked on the line but Derek Stark following blasted the ball into the roof of the net, Two Maltese players, Gaetano Refalo and George Xuereb and Richard Gough of United were all shown the yellow card.

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