East Fife 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, January 26th, 1991, 3:00 PM at Bayview
Attendance: 4,947
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
East Fife Dundee Utd

Jim Cowell (29) Paddy Connolly (90)

Team Managers
Gavin Murray Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ray Charles
Graham Bell
Paul Taylor
Paul H. Taylor
Steven Prior
David Beaton
Dougie Hope
Stuart Wilson
Iain Brown
Robert Scott
Jim Cowell
Alan Main
Christian Dailly
Freddy van der Hoorn
Miodrag Krivokapić
Brian Welsh
Maurice Malpas
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
John Clark
Darren Jackson
Paddy Connolly

Carlo Crolla
Derek Halliday
Michael O'Neill
Mixu Paatelainen

Carlo Crolla for Dougie Hope (68) Michael O'Neill for Christian Dailly (58)
Mixu Paatelainen for John Clark (77)

Dougie Hope (52)
Willie Brown (83)
Maurice Malpas (72)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 67 apps -
Christian Dailly 23 apps7 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn 69 apps3 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 84 apps1 goal
Brian Welsh 31 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 471 apps15 goals
Jim McInally 212 apps10 goals
Billy McKinlay 109 apps4 goals
John Clark 212 apps27 goals
Darren Jackson 62 apps23 goals
Paddy Connolly 35 apps10 goals
Mixu Paatelainen (sub) 135 apps38 goals
Michael O'Neill (sub) 38 apps7 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (17 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (31 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 193 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (17 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Miodrag Krivokapić (31 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 93 days
Domestic Players:9 (69.23 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Paddy Connolly reached 10 goals for the Club.

East Fife certainly have a great Cup fighting tradition and they fully lived up to that reputation to come within a whisker of causing us our greatest Cup embarrassment of all time. It was only thanks to Paddy Connolly's injury-time equaliser that this didn't come about. East Fife fought and harried for almost the entire game to deny us space in the tight confines of Bayview. However, we might well have gone ahead when John Clark sent in a powerful 20 yarder, but the 13th minute was to prove unlucky as the ball rebounded off the bar and struck Charles' foot and went out for a corner. We dictated the early portion of play, but there was a shock in store for us on the half hour mark. A Bell throw-in was partially cleared as far as Hope. His effort wasn't hit properly, but spun to Jim Cowell who found himself unmarked and gratefully banged the ball past Alan Main.

The United 'keeper had only passed a late fitness test on his back injury to enable him to play and showed no signs of his injury at the start of the second half when he dived full length to tip a Paul Taylor shot round the post. Both Mixu Paatelainen and Michael O'Neill emerged from the substitutes bench to replace John Clark and Christian Dailly respectively, as we pressed frantically for an equaliser. Mixu Paatelainen saw a shot blocked and it increasingly looked as though East Fife were to record a famous victory. Quarter of an hour from the end Alan Main had to block Scott's effort. At the other end Freddy Van Der Hoorn had a shot blocked. The minutes ticked by and in one final onslaught Brian Welsh collected the ball on the right. His cross found Paddy Connolly at the far post. Paddy controlled the ball on his chest before steering the ball home for what can only be described as a life saving equaliser.

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