Dumbarton 0 - 4 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 3rd Round
Wednesday, August 29th, 1984, 7:30 PM at Boghead Park
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Hugh Young (Bellshill)
Dumbarton Dundee Utd

None. Davie Dodds (29)
Davie Dodds (66)
Ralph Milne (79)
Ralph Milne (81)

Team Managers
Davie Wilson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gordon Arthur
Alan Kay
Martin McGowan
Tommy Coyle
Don McNeil
Mark Clougherty
Kenny Ashwood
Albert Craig
John Bourke
Gerry Crawley
Joe Coyle
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Rob Campbell
Jim Simpson
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne

Jim Simpson for Joe Coyle (66) Stuart Beedie for Billy Kirkwood (76)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 5 apps -
Dave Narey 510 apps35 goals
Richard Gough 160 apps19 goals
John Holt 292 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 135 apps4 goals
Paul Hegarty 466 apps63 goals
Ralph Milne 209 apps64 goals
Eamonn Bannon 247 apps64 goals
Billy Kirkwood 320 apps64 goals
Paul Sturrock 406 apps125 goals
Davie Dodds 286 apps123 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 4 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 32 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (30 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 26 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (21 years 294 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (30 years 43 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 214 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The only all-Premier meeting of the round produced a comfortable victory for United. The match started quietly and the first major assault on either goal produced results. Billy Kirkwood picked up a loose ball in midfield, fed Paul Sturrock on the left and his low cross was swept home by Davie Dodds. A couple of minutes later Ralph Milne was unlucky to see a shot hit the bar.

There was a let-off for United early in the second half when Referee Young chalked off a Dumbarton equaliser. From then on, however, it was one-way traffic. Davie Dodds applied the finishing touch to a move involving Maurice Malpas, Paul Sturrock and Ralph Milne. Ralph Milne then scored two in as many minutes. First he sidestepped a defender before crashing in a left foot shot, then Ralph Milne's first time volley sneaked under the 'keeper's diving body.

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