Alloa Athletic 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 2nd Round
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2000, 7:45 PM at Recreation Park
Attendance: 1,088
Referee: Stuart Dougal
Alloa Athletic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Stephen McConalogue (36)
Stephen McConalogue (41)
Stephen McConalogue (55)

Team Managers
Terry Christie Alex Smith

Starting Eleven
Mark Cairns
Richard Huxford
Derek Clark
Gregg Watson
Frank Conway
Craig Valentine
Lee Gardner
Stevie Thompson
Ross Hamilton
Willie Irvine
Ian Little
Alan Combe
David Partridge
Hasney Aljofree
Stephen Wright
Jason De Vos
David Hannah
Hugh Davidson
Jamie Buchan
Jim Hamilton
Stephen McConalogue
Alex Mathie

Bench
Davie Beaton
Gerry Farrell
Chris Wood
Jim McLean
Charles Brigain
Pat Onstad
John McQuillan
Tony Smith
David McCracken
Joachim Fernandez

Substitutions
Chris Wood for Stevie Thompson (67)
Charles Brigain for Willie Irvine (79)
John McQuillan for Stephen Wright (75)
Tony Smith for Stephen McConalogue (77)
Joachim Fernandez for Jamie Buchan (84)

Bookings
Ross Hamilton Joachim Fernandez

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Combe (GK) 58 apps -
David Partridge 41 apps -
Hasney Aljofree 5 apps1 goal
Stephen Wright 1 app (debut) -
Jason De Vos 76 apps2 goals
David Hannah 138 apps21 goals
Hugh Davidson 31 apps1 goal
Jamie Buchan 5 apps -
Jim Hamilton 19 apps4 goals
Stephen McConalogue 22 apps3 goals
Alex Mathie 50 apps6 goals
Tony Smith (sub) 11 apps -
John McQuillan (sub) 16 apps -
Joachim Fernandez (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Stephen McConalogue (19 years 72 days)
Oldest Player:Alex Mathie (31 years 253 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 264 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David McCracken (18 years 315 days)
Oldest Player:Pat Onstad (32 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 185 days
Domestic Players:11 (68.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Stephen Wright(Signed August 21st, 2000)

Milestones
Alex Mathie played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

United looked to find solace in the League Cup after struggling to find a win so far in the League campaign. A changed team faced a difficult trip to Recreation Park Alloa as they set about securing their first win of the season.

The hosts frustrated the Terrors for much of the first half with chances proving to be at a premium but they did manage the all important breakthrough in the 36th minute. Stephen McConalogue took advantage of a Cairns error to slot home confidently to take a lot of pressure off his team mates. Alloa responded straight away and Alan Combe saved well from Hamilton. In 41 minutes however a Hugh Davidson cross from the left wing was met by Stephen McConalogue at the far post and his superb header gave Cairns in the Alloa no chance.

Davidson went close in 48 minutes but was flagged offside, as was David Hannah 30 seconds later. United upped the tempo and the increased pace paid off as Stephen McConalogue completed his hat trick with a great solo goal after De Vos headed down a Davidson corner in 55 minutes. Mathie went close with a snap shot in 76 minutes and Hasney Aljofree shot wide in 80 minutes after great work from Mathie and Hamilton. Hannah had a goal attempt chopped off in 81 minutes but this wasn't to take any shine off a good nights work from the Tangerines.



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