Motherwell 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round Replay
Tuesday, March 1st, 1994, 7:30 PM at Fir Park
Attendance: 13,002
Referee: Jim McCluskey (Stewarton)
Motherwell Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Brian Welsh (67)

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Ivan Golac

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
John Philliben
Rob McKinnon
Miodrag Krivokapić
Brian Martin
Chris McCart
Paul Lambert
Steve Kirk
Dougie Arnott
Phil O'Donnell
Tommy Coyne
Guido van de Kamp
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Jim McInally
Billy McKinlay
Jerren Nixon
Craig Brewster
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Jamie Dolan
Paul McGrillen
Alex Cleland
David Hannah

Substitutions
Jamie Dolan for Paul Lambert (83)
Paul McGrillen for Steve Kirk (83)
Alex Cleland for Scott Crabbe (70)
David Hannah for Jerren Nixon (85)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Guido van de Kamp (GK) 48 apps -
Christian Dailly 84 apps13 goals
Maurice Malpas 610 apps19 goals
Dave Narey 869 apps36 goals
Gordan Petrić 17 apps -
Brian Welsh 99 apps7 goals
Jim McInally 326 apps20 goals
Billy McKinlay 225 apps18 goals
Jerren Nixon 9 apps1 goal
Craig Brewster 25 apps13 goals
Scott Crabbe 56 apps8 goals
Alex Cleland (sub) 144 apps8 goals
David Hannah (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 134 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 28 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Christian Dailly (20 years 134 days)
Oldest Player:Dave Narey (37 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 103 days
Domestic Players:10 (76.92 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

37 year old Dave Narey made a surprise comeback after a five month absence and played a leading part in United's victory in this cup replay, stamping his class on everything he did. In a new defensive formation, Dave Narey played at sweeper with Gordan Petric moving forward in front of the three man central defence. Whilst the level of drama may not have matched the first meeting there was still enough to keep the near capacity crowd on their toes. There was a major scare for the large contingent of United supporters in the 14th minute when Guido Van de Kamp went down injured as he collected a Coyne cross at the feet of Phil O'Donnell. Play was held up for fully four minutes as the Club Doctor administered treatment to a dislocated finger. The United keeper soon proved his injury was not going to restrict him as he dived quickly to his left on to Steve Kirk's shot on the turn. That was one of few shots on target in the period.

The second half started as had the first with Dykstra saving from Scott Crabbe but this time he could only palm Scott Crabbe's first time effort round the post. The tempo of the game certainly lifted in the second half and Phil O'Donnell embarked on a probing run and drive which Guido Van de Kamp tipped over the bar. Motherwell were enjoying their best spell of the game when the goal which was to ultimatety decide this tie was scored at the other end. Gordan Petric played the ball to Scott Crabbe whose pass out to the left found Jerren Nixon and from his cross Christian Dailly's effort was blocked. However, the ball ran loose to Brian Welsh who adeptly sent a right foot curler round the defenders in front of him and into the net from 16 yards to the delight of the huge United support immediately behind that goal.

Less than a minute later came the incident which marred United's victory celebrations. Scott Crabbe charged down a clearance and bore in on Dykstra, but he took a step too many and had to be stretchered off with what proved to be a broken ankle. Obviously Motherwell piled on the pressure, but apart from a McKinnon volley with the outside of his foot which Guido Van de Kamp touched over, United survived with a degree of comfort and twice Craig Brewster hit blistering drives which Dykstra couldn't hold.

Manager Ivan Golac felt this match shouldn't have been necessary, but at the end expressed his satisfaction at the way the lads had booked their quarter final place at the second attempt.

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