Queen of the South 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 16th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Palmerston
Attendance: 3,400
Referee: Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock)
Queen of the South Dundee Utd

None. Davie Dodds (43)
Eamonn Bannon (53)
Davie Dodds (83)

Team Managers
Nobby Clark Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Alan Davidson
John Mackay
Billy Gray
Pat McCluskey
Bobby Parker
Mike Oliver
Graeme Robertson
Stewart Cochrane
Tom Nolan
George Cloy
Jimmy Robertson
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Paul Quinn
Billy Young
Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne

Paul Quinn for John MacKay (80) Ralph Milne for Alex Taylor (46)
Dave Beaumont for Paul Sturrock (85)

George Cloy (55) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 661 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 193 apps24 goals
John Holt 317 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 167 apps5 goals
Paul Hegarty 499 apps68 goals
Dave Narey 539 apps35 goals
Alex Taylor 36 apps4 goals
Billy Kirkwood 339 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 279 apps73 goals
Davie Dodds 311 apps131 goals
Paul Sturrock 436 apps139 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 18 apps2 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 222 apps67 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 203 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 36 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 130 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 74 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 36 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 221 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


A potentially tricky tie on paper in reality provided a relatively comfortable passage into the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.

Although the Doonhamers rarely threatened to score they defended stoutly in the early stages, restricting United to only a handful of chances in the first half, the most notable being a solo run by Maurice Malpas, a Billy Kirkwood header, and a Davie Dodds header which struck the post. Two minutes from half-time Davie Dodds broke the deadlock when he took advantage of a slip by Gray to hammer the ball past Davidson from 12 yards.

Then Eamonn Bannon cracked in a loose ball seven minutes into the second half to effectively end any hopes of Queens' springing a surprise. After missing a series of good chances, Davie Dodds volleyed in a third near the end to cap a fine overall performance by the striker who had just returned from injury.

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