The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
Love Street, so often a graveyard for United's Scottish Cup hopes, for once brought United tangible reward. Backed by a travelling support of well over 3000, United won this tie comfortably, despite being reduced to 10 men almost immediately after half time. Richard Gough gave us the lead after 11 minutes when he tucked away a Bannon lay-off. Eamonn Bannon then unwittingly contrived Saints' equaliser when the ball struck his arm in the box. Ian Scanlon swept home the spot-kick. Within two minutes United's lead was restored when Paul Sturrock chased a loose pass back, Money failed to hold the ball and Davie Dodds, following up, scored easily. The second half opened with the dismissal of Paul Sturrock but notwithstanding the numerical disadvantage, Saints rarely threatened to equalise. Davie Dodds met a Ralph Milne cross for the third goal with ten minutes left and then Eamonn Bannon's looping header from Richard Gough added the fourth.