Motherwell 1 - 4 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 5th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Fir Park
Attendance: 3,589
Referee: Bob Cuthill (Winchburgh)
Motherwell Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
John Gahagan (15) Richard Gough (16)
Richard Gough (30)
Davie Dodds (46)
Ralph Milne (70)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Andy Dornan
Ian MacLeod
Graeme Forbes
Johannes Edvaldsson
Alister Mauchlan
John Gahagan
Stuart Rafferty
Andy Harrow
Brian McClair
Tommy O'Hara
Hamish McAlpine
Paul Hegarty
Derek Murray
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
John Holt
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds

Bench
Ian Clinging
Brian Coyle
Maurice Malpas
John Reilly

Substitutions
None. Maurice Malpas for Billy Kirkwood (84)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 567 apps3 goals
Paul Hegarty 392 apps56 goals
Derek Murray 19 apps -
Derek Stark 194 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 91 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 439 apps33 goals
John Holt 225 apps19 goals
Ralph Milne 146 apps42 goals
Eamonn Bannon 177 apps47 goals
Billy Kirkwood 261 apps54 goals
Davie Dodds 218 apps89 goals
Maurice Malpas (sub) 64 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (20 years 339 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 167 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (20 years 219 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 52 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 270 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Shrugging off any effects from the midweek trip to Prague, United recovered well from the loss of a John Gahgan goal after 15 minutes.

Two headers from Richard Gough had given United an interval iead and Davie Dodds and Ralph Milne's second half goals saw United cruise to victory.

Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Aberdeen 26 19 4 3 56 18 38 42
2. Celtic 25 19 3 3 67 27 40 41
3. UNITED 25 15 7 3 58 21 37 37
4. Rangers 26 7 11 8 36 30 6 25
5. Dundee 26 7 8 11 32 38 -6 22
6. St Mirren 26 6 10 10 29 38 -9 22
7. Hibernian 26 5 12 9 22 32 -10 22
8. Motherwell 26 8 3 15 28 54 -26 19
9. Morton 26 4 8 14 24 51 -27 16
10. Kilmarnock 26 2 8 16 19 62 -43 12
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