Dundee Utd 3 - 1 St Mirren

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 23rd, 1985, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,180
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Mascot: Wayne Lonie
Dundee Utd  St Mirren

Eamonn Bannon (7)
Eamonn Bannon (31)
Davie Dodds (53)
David Winnie (1)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Alex Miller

Starting Eleven
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
John Reilly
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Davie Dodds
Jim Stewart
Tommy Wilson
David Winnie
Mark Fulton
Peter Godfrey
Billy Abercrombie
Kenny McDowall
Frank McAvennie
Ian Cameron
Gardner Speirs
Ian Scanlon

Ralph Milne
John Clark
Peter Mackie
Fraser Campbell

Ralph Milne for John Reilly (69)
Peter Mackie for Peter Godfrey (52)

None. Peter Mackie (58)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 667 apps3 goals
John Holt 323 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 172 apps6 goals
Dave Narey 545 apps35 goals
Paul Hegarty 505 apps68 goals
Richard Gough 199 apps27 goals
Alex Taylor 39 apps4 goals
John Reilly 72 apps24 goals
Billy Kirkwood 345 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 285 apps76 goals
Davie Dodds 317 apps136 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 228 apps68 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 238 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 71 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 349 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (20 years 187 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 71 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 81 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


There was an early shock for Tannadice fans as Saints scored before most of the crowd had settled in their places. Frank McAvennie's cross from the right was palmed onto the bar by Hamish McAlpine and full-back Dave Winnie knocked the ball over the line.

That disadvantage was soon negated, however. A corner by John Reilly was only half cleared and Eamonn Bannon picked his spot with a well-struck volley. Eamonn then struck the cross-bar with a tremendous drive but was on target a few minutes later. A long spell of possession eventually came to a halt when Eamonn Bannon jinked inside and his shot deceived Stewart for United to take the lead.

John Reilly almost increased our lead with an overhead kick just after the turnaround, but another similar effort did bring the third when Stewart palmed his shot on to the bar and Davie Dodds nodded in the rebound.


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