Clydebank 2 - 1 Dundee Utd

League Cup - Quarter Final 1st Leg
Wednesday, October 8th, 1980, 7:30 PM at Kilbowie Park
Attendance: 1,653
Referee: Ian Foote (Glasgow)
Clydebank Dundee Utd

Tom McGorm (8)
Blair Miller (12)
Eamonn Bannon (57)

Team Managers
Bill Munro Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Tony Gervaise
Jim Fallon
Gerry McLaughlan
Barry Evans
Jim Given
Gerry Ronald
Dave Houston
Blair Miller
Tom McGorm
Gerry McCabe
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Frank Kopel
Dave Narey
Iain Phillip
Derek Stark
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Paul Sturrock
Graeme Payne
Willie Pettigrew

Gerry Colgan
Tommy Harkins
Gerry Lesslie
Davie Dodds

None. Davie Dodds for Iain Phillip

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 426 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 255 apps44 goals
Frank Kopel 350 apps13 goals
Dave Narey 300 apps21 goals
Iain Phillip 61 apps1 goal
Derek Stark 99 apps3 goals
John Holt 116 apps11 goals
Eamonn Bannon 46 apps8 goals
Paul Sturrock 236 apps61 goals
Graeme Payne 245 apps17 goals
Willie Pettigrew 55 apps24 goals
Davie Dodds (sub) 88 apps26 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Derek Stark (21 years 329 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 344 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gerry Lesslie (20 years 38 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (32 years 269 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 71 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Dave Narey made his 300th competitive appearance for the Club.

United and Clydebank had met just once on League Cup business and that was a little under five years prior to this one when the competition was known as the Bell's Cup. At the time the clubs met United were holders of the cup, but already had to come from behind against First Division Motherwell in the previous round, so caution was obviously United's approach to a tricky first leg which took place at Kilbowie on Wednesday, 8th October, 1980.

Any apprehensions that Tannadice fans had about this tie were well founded too, because Clydebank raced into a 2-0 lead after a mere 12 minutes. The first was thanks to 17 year old Tommy McGorm. A corner on the left, Houston's header was parried by Hamish McAlpine but the teenager was on hand to sweep home a shock opener. Only another six minutes later Clydebank sensationally went further ahead. Gerry McCabe chipped the ball forward to Blair Millar. The centre was all on his own and coolly scored as the Tannadice defence appealed, in vain, for an offside decision. Greatly encouraged by these early successes, Clydebank had United in grave trouble, but gradually the visitors clawed their way back into the game as Gallacher was increasingly forced into action, but the opening half ended with young McGorm almost counting again with an angled drive.

The resumptiom saw United in obviously determined mood. The introduction of Davie Dodds for lain Phillip in the 57th minute brought speedy reward. Willie Pettigrew way out on the right, swung over a cross and Eamonn Bannon beat Gallacher in the air to nod in a life-saving goal. Youngster McGorm continued to threaten with a couple of chances, but the first leg ended with United going close to levelling the tie.

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