Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Ħamrun Spartans

European Cup - 1st Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, September 28th, 1983, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,213
Referee: Jack Poucher (N Ireland)
Mascot: Craig Bryson
Dundee Utd  Ħamrun Spartans

Ralph Milne (29)
Billy Kirkwood (44)
Ralph Milne (46)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Lolly Debattista

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Paul Hegarty
Derek Murray
Derek Stark
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Charles Brincat
Gaetano Refalo
Edwin Farrugia
Joseph Salerno
Charles Zammit
Gueorgui Ivanov
Leonard Refalo
Raymond Xuereb
Alejandro Gutman
George Xuereb
Michael Degiorgio

Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Iain Phillip
Gordon McLeod
Graeme Payne
Brian Calleja
Alfred Azzopardi
Mario Grech
James Marston
Alex Azzopardi

Graeme Payne for Paul Sturrock (57)
Alex Azzopardi for Michael Degiorgio (46)

None. Charles Brincat
Edwin Faruggia
Gaetano Refalo

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 590 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 112 apps14 goals
John Holt 245 apps22 goals
Paul Hegarty 415 apps59 goals
Derek Murray 20 apps -
Derek Stark 213 apps7 goals
Ralph Milne 168 apps53 goals
Eamonn Bannon 200 apps55 goals
Billy Kirkwood 281 apps59 goals
Davie Dodds 241 apps103 goals
Paul Sturrock 375 apps118 goals
Graeme Payne (sub) 291 apps21 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (21 years 181 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 259 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 364 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (16 years 30 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 259 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 3 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Eamonn Bannon made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

In conditions starkly contrasting those of of the first leg. United confirmed their passage into the second round but were unable to improve on their first leg result.

The Maltese, strengthened by the appearance of their two overseas stars, Ivanov from Bulgaria and Gutman from Argentina, proved equally committed to maintaining the score to respectable levels and presumably they regarded the 3-0 reversal as success!

The first goal didn't come until the 28th minute when Ralph Milne's strike from an Eamonn Bannon corner was slightly deflected on its way into the net. A minute from half-time Billy Kirkwood scored in like fashion with a 20-yarder. 40 seconds after the restart Ralph Milne extended the aggregate lead to 6-0.


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