Clyde 1 - 5 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round Replay
Tuesday, February 7th, 1995, 7:30 PM at Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 5,387
Referee: John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy)
Clyde Dundee Utd

Ian Angus (pen.) (14) Billy McKinlay (11)
David Craig (36)
David Hannah (45)
Dave Bowman (49)
Jerren Nixon (85)

Team Managers
Alex Smith Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Les Fridge
Martin O'Neill
Ian Angus
Iain Nisbet
Jim Thomson
James Brown
John Dickson
Graham Watson
Gordon Parks
Keith Knox
Alan MacKenzie
Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Gordan Petrić
David Craig
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Billy McKinlay
Dragutin Ristić
Craig Brewster

John Hillcoat
Jamie Prunty
Alan Neill
Henrik Jørgensen
Brian Welsh
Jerren Nixon

Jamie Prunty for Alan MacKenzie (49)
Alan Neill for Iain Nisbet (80)
Brian Welsh for Jim McInally (52)
Jerren Nixon for Billy McKinlay (62)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK) 18 apps -
Christian Dailly 123 apps18 goals
Gordan Petrić 64 apps3 goals
David Craig 5 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 650 apps19 goals
Jim McInally 360 apps21 goals
Dave Bowman 335 apps12 goals
David Hannah 47 apps7 goals
Billy McKinlay 265 apps25 goals
Dragutin Ristić 13 apps3 goals
Craig Brewster 65 apps26 goals
Brian Welsh (sub) 136 apps10 goals
Jerren Nixon (sub) 48 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (21 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (32 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 291 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (21 years 112 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (32 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 114 days
Domestic Players:9 (64.29 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

David Craig scored his first goal for the Club.
Jerren Nixon reached 10 goals for the Club.

The first ever Scottish Cup tie at Broadwood Stadium ended in an emphatic if slightly flattering victory for the holders. There were surprises in the line-up for the near three thousand supporters who travelled through to Cumbernauld for United's first ever visit to Broadwood. There was no starting place for Saturday's hero Jerren Nixon because of a knock he took. David Craig, starting a match for the first time was his surprise replacement. Christian Dailly, who was a star in defence at Ibrox remained in that role, whilst Dragutin Ristic returned to first team action for the first time since October 22nd.

United stamped their authority on this tie from a very early stage and shots from Craig Brewster and Gordan Petric whistled past before Dragutin Ristic headed a Billy McKinlay shot narrowly past. United managed what they had failed to do in ninety at Tannadice and score. Dragutin Ristic and Craig Brewster combined on the left which let in Jim Mclnally and he side-stepped a defender before crossing for Billy McKinlay to nod the ball into the empty net. United's lead was to be short-lived though. Three minutes later Maurice Malpas, trying to clear the ball sent Knox tumbling in the box and lan Angus stepped up to send Kelham the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Clyde were perked up by that and forced a series of corners before United re-established some authority on proceedings and eventually forged ahead again. Gordan Petric headed a Billy McKinlay corner against the bar and David Craig was on the spot to head in the rebound for his first goal for the club.

Right on the stroke of half-time United virtually ensured their passage to the next round. A short free-kick went to Billy McKinlay who crossed and David Craig rose to head the ball downwards and David Hannah was there to claim the goal though whether he got a touch or not is open to debate.

All doubts about the outcome were removed four minutes into the second period. Dave Bowman played a one-two with Dragutin Ristic who cleverly flicked the ball into the path of Dave Bowman and he lashed a first time shot into the top right-hand corner for his first goal of the season. With the tie as good as over, Clyde created two or three good openings, but in each case Kelham O'Hanlon was United's saviour.

However, the last word was to fall to substitute Jerren Nixon who completed the scoring with an outstanding individual goal. He collected the ball 30 yards out and dated into the box, leaving defenders in his wake and slipping past a third challenge before deftly stroking the ball past Fridge from 12 yards. It was a goal fit to win the cup, but Huntly and others come before that can become a reality.

Golac stated, "That was a nice professional team performance."

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