Dundee Utd 2 - 0 Glentoran

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, September 27th, 1989, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 9,344
Referee: Neil Midgley (England)
Dundee Utd  Glentoran

John Clark (25)
Kevin Gallacher (47)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Tommy Jackson

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Alex Cleland
Allan Preston
Freddy van der Hoorn
Maurice Malpas
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Jim McInally
Kevin Gallacher
Peter Hinds
Dean Smyth
Connor McCaffrey
John Devine
Terry Moore
George Neill
Gary McCartney
Billy Caskey
William Totten
Raymond Campbell
Barney Bowers
Johnny Jameson

Alan Main
Gary McGinnis
Miodrag Krivokapić
Michael O'Neill
Joe McLeod
Andy Mathieson
Stephen Douglas
Alan Paterson
Tom Cleland
Robert Craig

Miodrag Krivokapić for Freddy van der Hoorn (65)
Michael O'Neill for Peter Hinds (73)
Andy Mathieson for Billy Caskey (50)
Stephen Douglas for William Totten (80)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 220 apps -
Dave Narey 766 apps36 goals
Alex Cleland 17 apps1 goal
Allan Preston 14 apps1 goal
Freddy van der Hoorn 10 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 410 apps13 goals
John Clark 176 apps23 goals
Dave Bowman 138 apps3 goals
Jim McInally 147 apps7 goals
Kevin Gallacher 172 apps39 goals
Peter Hinds 7 apps2 goals
Miodrag Krivokapić (sub) 34 apps1 goal
Michael O'Neill (sub) 7 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (18 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 115 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 281 days
Domestic Players:9 (81.82 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alex Cleland (18 years 296 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (33 years 115 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 74 days
Domestic Players:12 (75.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In the end this was a comfortable aggregate win against the plucky and very competent part-timers from Northern Ireland. The tactics of the Irish to close us down quickly worked in the early stages and indeed Glentoran had the first chance of the match when Totten headed over. That signalled a burst of activity around Smyth's goal when the Glens Keeper turned a Maurice Malpas volley away; a shot from Dave Narey was deflected and an Allan Preston cross was headed past by Hinds. We eventually found a chink in the visitors defence when Jim McInally's cross from the right found John Clark running in to direct a header in at the far post. A flowing move involving Maurice Malpas and Freddy Van Der Hoorn almost brought a second goal but Dave Bowman volleyed over. Glentoran enjoyed a good spell in the five minutes before the interval when they were unlucky not to score. A shot from Totten was deflected and Billy Thomson just managed to fingertip the ball onto the post.

The tie was made entirely safe three minutes into the second half. Freddy Van Der Hoorn's low drive from the edge of the box was parried by Smyth, but the ball rebounded to Kevin Gallacher who rounded the keeper before slotting in our second. Before the end we twice hit the woodwork. Peter Hinds from an Alex Cleland cross and Kevin Gallacher from an Allan Preston cross were the men whose luck was out. Gary McCartney shot narrowly past shortly afterwards and substitute Michael O'Neill blasted a volley inches over in the closing stages.


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