Heart of Midlothian 2 - 1 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - Quarter Final
Sunday, March 12th, 1995, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 12,515
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
John Millar (21)
John Millar (?)
SÚrgio Gomes (4)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Stephen Frail
Colin Miller
Neil Berry
Willie Jamieson
Dave McPherson
John Colquhoun
Brian Hamilton
John Robertson
Gary Mackay
David Hagen
Kelham O'Hanlon
Brian Welsh
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Gordan Petrić
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Billy McKinlay
Scott Crabbe
SÚrgio Gomes

Bench
Henry Smith
Kevin Thomas
Scott Leitch
Henrik J°rgensen
Jerren Nixon
Craig Brewster

Substitutions
Scott Leitch for David Hagen
Kevin Thomas for John Colquhoun
Craig Brewster for David Hannah
Jerren Nixon for Scott Crabbe

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK) 24 apps -
Brian Welsh 142 apps10 goals
Christian Dailly 129 apps18 goals
Maurice Malpas 656 apps21 goals
Gordan Petrić 70 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 366 apps21 goals
Dave Bowman 341 apps12 goals
David Hannah 53 apps8 goals
Billy McKinlay 269 apps25 goals
Scott Crabbe 60 apps8 goals
SÚrgio Gomes 8 apps2 goals
Jerren Nixon (sub) 54 apps10 goals
Craig Brewster (sub) 71 apps28 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (21 years 145 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (32 years 308 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 114 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (21 years 145 days)
Oldest Player:Kelham O'Hanlon (32 years 308 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 39 days
Domestic Players:9 (64.29 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Our grip on the Scottish Cup was prised open by Hearts who came from behind to inflict the first and last Scottish Cup defeat on Manager Ivan Golac for whom this was to be his parting shot.

Scott Crabbe started a match for the first time since that fateful day at Fir Park 12 months previously when he broke his leg and Billy McKinlay returned after injury. However, the man who took centre-stage initially was Brazilian striker, Sergio. He took a David Hannah pass and shrugged off two challenges before squeezing the ball under Nelson from 8 yards.

After fifteen minutes, Christian Dailly sent in a drive which Nelson held low down and within a minute Sergio galloped down the right but shot wildly past, but gave further evidence of the confident start by the Tangerines. However, Hearts in their first serious attack, equalised. Frail slung over a freekick, but nobody picked up the in-coming John Millar who sent a header in at the far post.

Suddenly, the whole character of the match changed and it was no real surprise when Hearts took the lead. Again a set piece caused our downfall. A Mackay corner from the right was flicked on by Jamieson and met by Millar as he headed his second. After looking so comfortable in those early stages, United faced an uphill task in the second period. Jerren Nixon replaced Scott Crabbe and whilst United had territorial advantage there was no end product to test Nelson. Indeed, a moment of slackness by Gordon Petric almost cost us a third.
The Cup trail was over and lvan's managerial tenure was in its last throes. He commented, "Slack marking cost us two bad goals, but we didn't get what we deserved."

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