Hamilton Academical 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

(After extra time)
League Cup - 2nd Round
Tuesday, August 10th, 1993, 7:30 PM at Douglas Park
Attendance: 2,743
Referee: Jim McCluskey (Stewarton)
Hamilton Academical Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Paddy Connolly (102)

Team Managers
Iain Munro Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Allan Ferguson
Paul McKenzie
Craig Napier
Billy Reid
Jim Weir
Steve McInulty
Gary Clark
Crawford Baptie
Paul Chalmers
Kenny Ward
David Lorimer
Alan Main
Freddy van der Hoorn
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Christian Dailly
Alex Cleland
Dave Narey
Dave Bowman
Billy McKinlay
Chris Myers
Paddy Connolly

Bench
Craig Hendry
Charlie McLean
Sean McEntegart
Guido van de Kamp
Gary Bollan
Andy McLaren

Substitutions
Charlie McLean for Paul Chalmers (30)
Sean McEntegart for Crawford Baptie (82)
Gary Bollan for Maurice Malpas (35)
Andy McLaren for Chris Myers (68)

Bookings
Jim Weir (53)
Craig Napier (63)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 155 apps -
Freddy van der Hoorn 171 apps5 goals
Brian Welsh 64 apps5 goals
Maurice Malpas 583 apps19 goals
Christian Dailly 51 apps11 goals
Alex Cleland 121 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 862 apps36 goals
Dave Bowman 264 apps9 goals
Billy McKinlay 191 apps9 goals
Chris Myers 1 app (debut) -
Paddy Connolly 94 apps30 goals
Gary Bollan (sub) 33 apps4 goals
Andy McLaren (sub) 23 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 68 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 200 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (19 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 68 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 316 days
Domestic Players:11 (78.57 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Chris Myers(Signed August 5th, 1993)

Milestones
Paddy Connolly reached 30 goals for the Club.

Douglas Park was the scene of an igniminious League exit four years ago and Accies gave little away and made us fight to the bitter end before we finally edged through thanks to a goal in extra time. Chris Myers made his Tangerine debut in a game which took a long time to come to life. All of what little first half action came in a spell immediately prior to the interval and Gary Bollan, who'd replaced the injured Maurice Malpas was the prime motivator in awakening the game from its slumber-like opening. First his first time volley was deflected for a corner and when the the ball came over Ferguson pulled off a fine save from another Gary Bollan volley.

The match finally sparked into life when Ferguson, Accies keeper brought Paddy Connolly down in the box. The united man was drifting out of the box, but there was little doubt about it being a penalty although Weir's remonstratlon with the United striker earned him a booking. When the dust had settled, Ferguson atoned for his error by saving Christian Dailly's penalty which lacked subtelty rather than power. United dominated to the end, but rarely looked like breaking down a home defence well marshalled by Weir.

After posing virtually no threat in normal time, Accies almost scored with their first attack of note two minutes into extra-time, but McLean blasted past when well placed. Shots from Billy McKinlay and Dave Bowman rained in on Ferguson as United upped the pace and Paddy Connolly sent a glancing header straight into Ferguson's arms. Eleven minutes into the additional period of play, only a magnificent save by Alan Main from Clark's diving header prevented Accies going in front and United went straight down the field to grab the goal which was to decide the tie. Christian Dailly's shot rebounded off Ferguson and Paddy Connolly stabbed the loose ball into the roof of the net. Thereafter there was more chance of United increasing their lead than Hamilton rescuing the tie, though Alan Main did have to dive full length to save McEntegart's low drive in the last incident of note.

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