Stirling Albion 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, January 25th, 1997, 3:00 PM at Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 6,642
Referee: George McCluskey (Stewarton)
Stirling Albion Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Robbie Winters (52)
Gary McSwegan (82)

Team Managers
Kevin Drinkell Tommy McLean

Starting Eleven
Mark McGeown
Andy Paterson
Paul Deas
John Gibson
Ronnie McQuilter
Garry Paterson
Alex Bone
Tommy Tait
Steve McCormick
Stuart McLaren
?
Sieb Dijkstra
Mark Perry
Erik Pedersen
Maurice Malpas
Steven Pressley
Jamie Dolan
Jim McInally
Lars Zetterlund
Andy McLaren
Robbie Winters
Kjell Olofsson

Bench
Steven Jack
David Wood
Gretar Hjartarsson
Dave Bowman
Gary McSwegan
Paul Walker

Substitutions
Gretar Hjartarsson for Stuart McLaren (66) Gary McSwegan for Andy McLaren (75)
Dave Bowman for Jim McInally (82)
Paul Walker for Robbie Winters (85)

Bookings
Ronnie McQuilter (77) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Sieb Dijkstra (GK) 11 apps -
Mark Perry 98 apps3 goals
Erik Pedersen 15 apps -
Maurice Malpas 719 apps25 goals
Steven Pressley 72 apps4 goals
Jamie Dolan 3 apps -
Jim McInally 388 apps22 goals
Lars Zetterlund 15 apps -
Andy McLaren 145 apps9 goals
Robbie Winters 86 apps20 goals
Kjell Olofsson 16 apps9 goals
Dave Bowman (sub) 392 apps12 goals
Paul Walker (sub) 7 apps -
Gary McSwegan (sub) 54 apps24 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Robbie Winters (22 years 88 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (34 years 184 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 223 days
Domestic Players:7 (63.64 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paul Walker (19 years 163 days)
Oldest Player:Maurice Malpas (34 years 184 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 37 days
Domestic Players:10 (71.43 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Having visited Forthbank earlier in the Coca-Cola Cup the Tangerines were again drawn to play at the same venue, this time to launch their Scottish Cup campaign. Notably this was to be the first ever meeting of the sides in the competition.
United were met with stubborn resistance in the first half as the Stirling defence held firm. Despite a man of the match display from Mark McGeown in the Albion goal who thwarted numerous attempts from Kjell Olofsson, the hosts were rarely seen in an attacking sense with Sieb Dijkstra largely redundant at the other end.
Crucially, 7 minutes after the restart, the visitors went ahead after Andy McLaren whipped in a cross from the left which the on-rushing Robbie Winters finished first time into the corner of the net from 10 yards. With Stirling still in it as long as the single goal deficit was there it was of great relief when the tie was settled in United's favour with 8 minutes to play. A magnificent Jamie Dolan reverse pass found Olofsson, who squared to Gary McSwegan to scoop the ball into the net at the far post. This proved enough to ensure the terrors progressed to the next round of the competition.

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