Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

(After extra time)
Scottish Cup - Semi Final Replay
Wednesday, April 13th, 1988, 7:30 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 17,288
Referee: Bill Crombie (Edinburgh)
Aberdeen Dundee Utd

Charlie Nicholas (46) Mixu Paatelainen (68)

Team Managers
Ian Porterfield Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Leighton
Stewart McKimmie
David Robertson
Neil Simpson
Alex McLeish
Willie Miller
Davie Dodds
Jim Bett
Charlie Nicholas
Peter Nicholas
John Hewitt
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Jim McInally
Eamonn Bannon
Joe McLeod
John Clark
Mixu Paatelainen
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher

Steve Gray
Willie Falconer
Gary McGinnis
Iain Ferguson

Steve Gray for Jim Bett (68)
Willie Falconer for Gray (80)
Gary McGinnis for Joe McLeod (46)
Iain Ferguson for Mixu Paatelainen (111)

Peter Nicholas (32)
Jim Bett (52)
Stewart McKimmie (85)
Charlie Nicholas (103)
Mixu Paatelainen (15)
John Clark (57)

Red Cards
None. Paul Hegarty (40)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 158 apps -
Maurice Malpas 343 apps11 goals
Dave Narey 704 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 652 apps81 goals
Jim McInally 91 apps3 goals
Eamonn Bannon 435 apps108 goals
Joe McLeod 14 apps1 goal
John Clark 134 apps19 goals
Mixu Paatelainen 22 apps7 goals
Ian Redford 138 apps29 goals
Kevin Gallacher 115 apps24 goals
Gary McGinnis (sub) 68 apps1 goal
Iain Ferguson (sub) 98 apps42 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (20 years 110 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 139 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Joe McLeod (20 years 110 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (33 years 271 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 68 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


If the first game was somewhat disappointing, the same criticism cannot be levelled at the second attempt to resolve our Cup differences with Aberdeen. The opening period took up where the Saturday's meeting left off - in deadlock. The first action game when Billy Thomson pushed a Charlie Nicholas shot past the post. In the 40th minute Paul Hegarty was sent off and when we went behind 45 seconds into the second things looked decidedly bleak. Charlie Nicholas jinxed down the left and cut inside to hammer in a shot past Billy Thomson from an acute angle.

Gradually our ten men made greater inroads towards Jim Leighton and were rewarded with the equaliser in 68 minutes. Gary McGinnis gave a reverse pass to Mixu Paatelainen, who quickly controlled the ball before firing in a low grounder which beat Jim Leighton. Billy Thomson did make a good save from Charlie Nicholas but as the tie slipped towards extra time, we looked more likely to end the deadlock. In the additional period, Davie Dodds was denied by Billy Thompson as the game petered out leading to another replay.

Paul Hegarty Sent Off.

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