Airdrieonians 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 20th, 1988, 3:00 PM at Broomfield
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Airdrieonians Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Eamonn Bannon (14)
Paul Hegarty (75)

Team Managers
Gordon McQueen Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
John Martin
Dave MacKinnon
Tom Black
Brian McKeown
Doug Lawrie
Vinnie Moore
Calum Campbell
Colin Lindsay
Dave McCabe
Derek Parlane
Kenny MacDonald
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Ian Redford
Eamonn Bannon
Jim McInally
Dave Bowman
Mixu Paatelainen
Hamish French
Kevin Gallacher

Bench
Gary Christie
Martin Hughes
Dave Beaumont
Iain Ferguson

Substitutions
Gary Christie for Calum Campbell (40)
Martin Hughes for Derek Parlane (68)
None.

Bookings
None. Dave Bowman (39)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 154 apps -
Paul Hegarty 641 apps81 goals
Maurice Malpas 333 apps11 goals
Dave Narey 693 apps36 goals
Ian Redford 127 apps28 goals
Eamonn Bannon 424 apps106 goals
Jim McInally 80 apps3 goals
Dave Bowman 74 apps -
Mixu Paatelainen 16 apps5 goals
Hamish French 15 apps2 goals
Kevin Gallacher 106 apps24 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Mixu Paatelainen (21 years 22 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 233 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Mixu Paatelainen (21 years 22 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 218 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 135 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

As expected Gordon McQueen's side fought all the way, but we carried too much fire power which carried us through to a comfortable victory. Airdrie opened in determined fashion but fell behind after McKeown brought Mixu Paatelainen down just outside the box. Eamonn Bannon curling free-kick took the slightest of deflections off the end man in the wall and beat Martin. Mixu Paatelainen had a shot and a header well saved by Martin as the two sides battled it out in typical cup tie fashion. Billy Thomson, on his return from injury, was, however, largely untroubled.

The second half opened with us attacking Airdrie down every avenue. Mixu Paatelainen set Ian Redford away down the middle but Ian's shot was wide of the target. Airdrie's best chance of the game came early in the second half but Billy Thomson saved Parlane's screwed shot in acrobatic fashion. Martin then produced a couple of outstanding saves. Firstly from Hamish French's !lick on of a Mixu header and then from Mixu himself when the Airdrie keeper not only saved but held a powerful header by the Finn. Another Eamonn Bannon free-kick brought the goal that clinched our quarter final spot. Maurice Malpas was fouled by Moore with 15 minutes left and Eamonn's lofted free kick was headed strongly past Martin by Paul Hegarty from close in. Immediately Airdrie hit back with Lindsay and Hughes both testing Billy Thomson who pulled off two fine saves. In the final minute McCabe looked certain to pull a goal back but Billy Thomson tipped his effort over the bar.



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