Greenock Morton 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Wednesday, March 13th, 1985, 7:30 PM at Cappielow
Attendance: 909
Referee: Hugh Alexander (Kilmarnock)
Greenock Morton Dundee Utd

None. Richard Gough (12)
Davie Dodds (68)
Davie Dodds (87)

Team Managers
Willie McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Murray McDermott
Frank Welsh
Jim Holmes
Dom Sullivan
Jim Boag
Jim Duffy
Ian Clinging
Danny Docherty
Willie Pettigrew
Bobby Thomson
John McNeil
Hamish McAlpine
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Billy Kirkwood
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds

Martin Doak
Jim Gillesepie
Dave Beaumont
Alex Taylor

Martin Doak for Jim Boag (46)
Jim Gillespie for John McNeil (64)
Alex Taylor for Tommy Coyne (66)

Jim Holmes (63)
Martin Doak (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 665 apps3 goals
Richard Gough 197 apps27 goals
John Holt 321 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 170 apps5 goals
Dave Narey 543 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty 503 apps68 goals
Billy Kirkwood 343 apps68 goals
Ralph Milne 226 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 283 apps74 goals
Tommy Coyne 40 apps7 goals
Davie Dodds 315 apps135 goals
Alex Taylor (sub) 37 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (22 years 125 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 61 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 353 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 99 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 61 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 75 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In front of a crowd of less than a thousand, United beat Morton to move back into third place with this victory, the third over Morton this season. United went ahead after only 12 minutes when Ralph Milne floated over a free-kick which Richard Gough nodded firmly past McDermott.

Despite almost all the play, it took until the 68th minute for United to increase their lead. Billy Kirkwood's run down the right ended with a shot at McDermott which the 'keeper failed to hold, and Davie Dodds knocked in the second from close range. The third goal didn't come until the closing minutes when Substitute Alex Taylor crossed the bail for Davie Dodds to head in between Holmes and McDermott.

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