Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 16th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 7,663
Referee: Hugh Williamson (Renfrew)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

None. Maurice Malpas (73)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Malcolm Murray
Craig Levein
Brian McNaughton
Andy Watson
Sandy Clark
John Robertson
Kenny Black
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Alex Macdonald
George Cowie
Alex Taylor
Stuart Beedie

Alex Macdonald for Brian McNaughton (75)
George Cowie for Brian Whittaker (75)
Alex Taylor for Billy Kirkwood (50)
Stuart Beedie for Ralph Milne (75)

None. Dave Narey (52)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 666 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 171 apps6 goals
Dave Narey 544 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty 504 apps68 goals
Richard Gough 198 apps27 goals
John Holt 322 apps23 goals
Eamonn Bannon 284 apps74 goals
Ralph Milne 227 apps68 goals
Billy Kirkwood 344 apps68 goals
Davie Dodds 316 apps135 goals
Paul Sturrock 439 apps140 goals
Alex Taylor (sub) 38 apps4 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 31 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 231 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 194 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 231 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 343 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Perhaps it was Hearts mid-week Cup exertions, but. this latest meeting, the sixth of the season between the pair, proved decidedly stale beer. Goalmouth incidents were few and far between.

Things perked up in the second half, however, and United should have taken the lead first when a slack pass-back by Sandy Jardine let substitute Alex Taylor in. Henry Smith blocked his effort, but the bait broke to Paul Sturrock who played the ball across the face of the goal but Davie Dodds shot wide of the empty goal.

The breakthrough came with just over quarter of an hour left. Alex Taylor weaved past two defenders before curling the ball into the middle, Kidd only partially cleared and Maurice Malpas hammered a first-time volley high into the net.

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