Hamilton Academical 2 - 2 Dundee Utd

(Won 5 - 3 on pens.)
League Cup - 3rd Round
Wednesday, August 31st, 1994, 7:30 PM at Firhill
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Hugh Williamson (Renfrew)
Hamilton Academical Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Alex Cleland (o.g.) (15)
Peter Duffield (118)
David Hannah (41)
David Hannah (97)

Team Managers
Iain Munro Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Allan Ferguson
Paul McKenzie
Sean McEntegart
Crawford Baptie
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Martin McIntosh
Charlie McLean
Jim Sherry
Paul Chalmers
Peter Duffield
Davie Nicholls
Alan Main
Gordan Petrić
Christian Dailly
Alex Cleland
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Andy McLaren
Dragutin Ristić
Craig Brewster

Bench
Dave Cormack
John McQuade
Paul Hartley
Henrik Jørgensen
Jerren Nixon
Chris Myers

Substitutions
Paul Hartley for Paul Chalmers (67)
John McQuade for Charlie McLean (82)
Jerren Nixon for Craig Brewster (51)
Chris Myers for Dragutin Ristić (112)

Bookings
Paul McKenzie (10)
Charlie McLean (43)
Christian Dailly (18)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 180 apps -
Gordan Petrić 40 apps1 goal
Christian Dailly 100 apps14 goals
Alex Cleland 166 apps9 goals
Billy McKinlay 244 apps20 goals
Jim McInally 346 apps21 goals
Dave Bowman 314 apps11 goals
David Hannah 24 apps4 goals
Andy McLaren 61 apps4 goals
Dragutin Ristić 5 apps1 goal
Craig Brewster 45 apps21 goals
Jerren Nixon (sub) 27 apps2 goals
Chris Myers (sub) 9 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 317 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McInally (30 years 201 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 267 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 317 days)
Oldest Player:Jim McInally (30 years 201 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 215 days
Domestic Players:9 (64.29 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Christian Dailly played his 100th major competitive game for the Club.

If United are to win the Coca-Cola Cup then they are going to have to do it the hard way without a home tie in sight. They also made hard work of this tie. Only four minutes had gone when United should have taken the lead. A cross from Dragutin Ristic was headed down by Craig Brewster into the path of Billy McKinlay, but Ferguson managed to paw away his shot from eight yards.

However, four minutes from the break United enjoyed better luck in front of goal. Craig Brewster crossed from deep on the right wing and David Hannah's glancing header found its way in at the far corner of the net.

Immediately before the interval, Dragutin Ristic had a free header when he met an Andy McLaren cross, but he headed wide of the post.United continued to dominate and only another fine save by Ferguson from Billy McKinlay prevented us putting more daylight between us and the First Division side. The Accies keeper covered himself in more glory twenty minutes from the end when he saved from Dragutin Ristic after David Hannah had played the ball into his path.

Then, incredibly, Accies with their first serious attack of the second half equalised in bewildering fashion. McEntegart forced his way to the bye line and cut the ball back and must have been astonished to see Alex Cleland spectacularly screw the ball into his own net!

Thereafter. United lost their impetus and extra-time was always on the cards. Seven minutes into the first period extra-time, Dragutln Ristic and Dave Bowman carved open the Hamilton rearguard and Dave Bowman's cross fell nicely for David Hannah to sweep home his second of the night.
Surely, this time United would seal it up as they remained in control and looked to be riding time out as they indulged in some neat possession play when disaster struck two minutes from the end of extra-time. Duffield took a knockdown from Martin McIntosh on his chest before squeezing the ball through Alan Main's legs from close range.

Quite unnecessarily, United found themselves drawn into the lottery of penalty kicks, but this proved no problem to Billy McKintay, Andy McLaren, Chris Myers, Christian Dailly and Gordan Petric who in that order all netted in emphatic fashion from the spot, whilst McQuade blasted the home side's fourth over the bar to decide the tie in United's favour.

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