Heart of Midlothian 2 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 13th, 1984, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 7,066
Referee: Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Donald Park (25)
John Robertson (29)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Craig Levein
Roddie MacDonald
Kenny Black
Donald Park
George Cowie
Jimmy Bone
John Robertson
Willie Johnston
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Gary McGinnis
Richard Gough
Iain Munro
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Paul Cherry
Jimmy Sandison
Stuart Beedie
Tommy Coyne

Paul Cherry for Willie Johnston (75) Tommy Coyne for Iain Munro (56)
Stuart Beedie for Eamonn Bannon (66)

None. Eamonn Bannon (19)
Gary McGinnis (34)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 641 apps3 goals
John Holt 298 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 147 apps4 goals
Paul Hegarty 478 apps64 goals
Gary McGinnis 15 apps1 goal
Richard Gough 172 apps19 goals
Iain Munro 16 apps -
Billy Kirkwood 327 apps65 goals
Eamonn Bannon 259 apps65 goals
Davie Dodds 297 apps126 goals
Paul Sturrock 418 apps129 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 15 apps3 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 26 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (20 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 118 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gary McGinnis (20 years 363 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (36 years 275 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 243 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


For the fourth time this season. United succumbed to opposition who had suffered a mid-week League Cup exit. On this occasion, however, Hearts exacted immediate and deserved revenge on their Skol Cup conquerors.

Yet it could have been a different story had two early chances not gone a begging. Paul Sturrock carved out a scoring opportunity and Eamonn Barmon struck the post from an acute angle. Then Davie Dodds set up a chance for Billy Kirkwood, but his shot went just past Smith's right-hand post.

Hearts went ahead when Donald Park latched on to a partly cleared free-kick to drive the ball home. Four minutes later, John Robertson picked up a goal kick from Hamish McAlpine and strode on to score from just inside the box. It was uphill all the way from then on, with United rarely looking like making inroads into that Hearts lead.

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