Dundee 0 - 0 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, January 20th, 1990, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 14,276
Referee: Jim McCluskey (Stewarton)
Dundee Dundee Utd

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Team Managers
Gordon Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Tom Carson
Alan Dinnie
Rab Shannon
Gordon Chisholm
Stewart Forsyth
Mark Craib
Albert Craig
Gordon McLeod
Keith Wright
Billy Dodds
Shaun McSkimming
Alan Main
Dave Narey
Miodrag Krivokapić
Maurice Malpas
Mixu Paatelainen
Dave Bowman
John Clark
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Darren Jackson
Paddy Connolly

Steve Frail
Joe McBride
Freddy van der Hoorn
Peter Hinds

None. Peter Hinds for Kevin Gallacher (69)
Freddy van der Hoorn for Paddy Connolly (88)

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Red Cards
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Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 29 apps -
Dave Narey 783 apps36 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić 50 apps1 goal
Maurice Malpas 430 apps14 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 96 apps34 goals
Dave Bowman 156 apps4 goals
John Clark 193 apps24 goals
Jim McInally 166 apps8 goals
Kevin Gallacher 188 apps40 goals
Darren Jackson 16 apps3 goals
Paddy Connolly 9 apps2 goals
Freddy van der Hoorn (sub) 27 apps2 goals
Peter Hinds (sub) 16 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Paddy Connolly (19 years 214 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 168 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Paddy Connolly (19 years 214 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 230 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 253 days
Domestic Players:9 (69.23 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Miodrag Krivokapić played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

The only winner in this Cup tie was the wind as we failed to over-come Dundee at the fourth attempt this season. Whereas we could lay legitimate claim to victory in the other three meetings, on this occasion Dundee held the upper hand. They served notice of intent right from the first minute when Dodds fired in a wind-assisted shot with Alan Main making light of an awkwardly bouncing ball. Alan was next put to the test when a McSkimming free-kick bounced in front of John Clark and the 'keeper had to react quickly to avert a disaster as John headed the ball back to him. Facing the blustery wind our early efforts on goal were limited to long range shots. Alan Main again twice came to our rescue. First he held a looping back-header from Maurice Malpas and then rushed from his charge to clear from Dodds. Dundee then squandered a chance when Keith Wright headed past from a good position. Then Alan Main brilliantly held a scorching drive by Craig from 25 yards out. Our closest shave of the half came when Alan Main, under pressure from Gordon Chisholm failed to hold a cross and Dodds' snap shot was a certain scorer until Jim McInally popped up to head the rising shot up and over the bar. Four minutes before half-time Kevin Gallacher created our best opening of the half, but shot weakly at Carson.

Going into the second half with the wind at our backs it was our turn to dominate, though we failed to do so to the same extent as Dundee did. Maurice Malpas and John Clark both had long range shots, whilst Dundee replied through Craib who lofted a drive over the bar. Our best scoring chance came right at the end of the game when a quick John Clark free-kick found Jim McInally in space and his far post cross was met by Mixu Paatelainen but Carson managed to block his header. So it is back to Tannadice for tonight's replay, the only difference this time being that the tie will be decided this evening.

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