Greenock Morton 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 15th, 1984, 3:00 PM at Cappielow
Attendance: 2,219
Referee: Alistair Huett (Edinburgh)
Greenock Morton Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Davie Dodds (22)
Paul Hegarty (28)
Davie Dodds (60)

Team Managers
Willie McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Murray McDermott
Jim Wilson
Jimmy Holmes
Alex O'Hara
Andy Dunlop
Jim Duffy
Doug Robertson
Eddie McNab
Tommy Turner
Danny Docherty
John McNeil
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Jim Gillespie
Martin Doak
Iain Munro
Stuart Beedie

Substitutions
Jim Gillespie for Andy Dunlop (65) Stuart Beedie for John Clark (63)

Bookings
Tommy Turner (67)
Jim Wilson (86)
Maurice Malpas (23)
Eamonn Bannon (86)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 9 apps -
Paul Hegarty 470 apps64 goals
Richard Gough 164 apps19 goals
Gary McGinnis 9 apps1 goal
Dave Beaumont 5 apps -
Maurice Malpas 139 apps4 goals
Dave Narey 514 apps35 goals
Eamonn Bannon 251 apps64 goals
John Clark 27 apps4 goals
Davie Dodds 290 apps125 goals
Paul Sturrock 410 apps127 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 8 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Clark (19 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (30 years 60 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 256 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (19 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Iain Munro (33 years 31 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 110 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A run of three successive defeats was halted by this first away win of the season which was achieved as easily as the score suggests. United could have been two ahead after only three minutes as John Clark headed just over and Maurice Malpas shot narrowly past. The opening goal came in the 22nd minute when Eamonn Bannon slung over a cross and Davie Dodds nipped in to head home.

The second goal also came from an Eamonn Bannon cross. This time Paul Hegarty's looping header from Eamonn's corner found the net.

Morton put up slightly stiffer resistance after the interval but we went further ahead when Jim Duffy failed to cut out Dave Beaumont's cross which Davie Dodds controlled before despatching past McDermott from 12 yards.

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