Cowdenbeath 1 - 4 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Saturday, August 30th, 1980, 3:00 PM at Central Park
Attendance: 1,232
Referee: B Robertson (East Kilbride)
Cowdenbeath Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Jim Liddle (47) Paul Hegarty (8)
Joe Ward (22)
Joe Ward (63)
Paul Sturrock (67)

Team Managers
Pat Stanton Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ray Allan
Andy Rolland
Jim Markey
Dave Hunter
Bobby Russell
Grant Tierney
Gordon Forrest
Brian Ferrier
Jim Liddle
JIm Marshall
Billy Steele
Hamish McAlpine
Iain Phillip
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Derek Addison
Paul Sturrock
Joe Ward

Bench
Keith Ferguson
John Fleming
Colin Campbell
Graeme Payne

Substitutions
Keith Ferguson for Billy Steele (71) Colin Campbell for Derek Addison

Bookings
None. Paul Hegarty (26)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 416 apps3 goals
Iain Phillip 54 apps1 goal
Dave Narey 291 apps21 goals
Paul Hegarty 245 apps43 goals
Derek Stark 89 apps2 goals
Eamonn Bannon 38 apps7 goals
Ralph Milne 26 apps5 goals
Billy Kirkwood 131 apps28 goals
Derek Addison 122 apps12 goals
Paul Sturrock 226 apps59 goals
Joe Ward 6 apps5 goals
Colin Campbell (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (19 years 114 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 190 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ralph Milne (19 years 114 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 170 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Colin Campbell(Signed May 2nd, 1980)

Milestones

Just days after the 1st leg at Tannadice, United made the short journey down the A92 for their first visit to Central Park in ten years. The only change to the line up was defender Iain Phillip in for Graeme Payne, who dropped to the bench. Also listed as substitute was Colin Campbell, who would make his first competitive appearance in a United shirt since signing from Hibs during the summer.

Cowdenbeath threatened twice early in the game, with Hamish McAlpine rushing from his box to clear before saving a Marshall header after good work from ex-United favourite Any Rolland. Ward blasted a 20 yarder narrowly past before Paul Hegarty headed home from a Derek Stark cross in the 8th minute. Rolland and Liddle both came close to equalising on the night, but in the 22nd minute Joe Ward slammed the ball home after a Hegarty flick from a Ralph Milne corner. Eamonn Bannon came close after a fantastic solo run, and Hegarty was booked for handling a Rolland through ball. On the half hour mark Paul Sturrock crashed a shot off the post with Ray Allan well beaten, and four minutes later Milne headed over from close in.

Two minutes into the second half, Jim Liddle pulled a goal back for the Fifers by heading a Billy Steele corner firmly past McAlpine. The keeper then saved a 25 yarder from Dave Hunter before Sturrock had the ball in the net in the 50th minute, but the linesman's flag meant it did not count. A Bannon corner in the 63rd minute was met by Milne, who headed back across the goal for Joe Ward to score his 5th goal in three matches in the competition with a header from six yards. Four minutes later Paul Sturrock combined brilliantly with Milne to break clear and slammed the ball home from 12 yards. Hunter was booked in the 75th minute for a bad challenge on Iain Phillip, and United were unlucky not to score a fifth when Allan pulled off a one-handed save to prevent Ward from completing a hat-trick. Chances continued at both ends as the game drew to a close, but United coasted through to the 3rd round.

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