Dundee Utd 5 - 0 Greenock Morton

League - Premier Division
Saturday, April 6th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 5,543
Referee: Ian Cathcart (Bridge of Allan)
Mascot: Ryan McConnachie
Dundee Utd  Greenock Morton

Alex Taylor (9)
Dave Narey (24)
John Reilly (28)
Eamonn Bannon (pen.) (41)
Alex Taylor (87)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Willie McLean

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Alex Taylor
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
John Reilly
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Murray McDermott
Danny Docherty
Jim Holmes
Martin Doak
Jim Boag
Jim Duffy
Alex O'Hara
Dom Sullivan
Rowan Alexander
Bobby Thomson
Ian Clinging

Ralph Milne
Stuart Beedie
Doug Robertson
Jim Wilson

Ralph Milne for John Reilly (77)
Stuart Beedie for Dave Beaumont (81)
Doug Robertson for Ian Clinging (46)
Jim Wilson for Dom Sullivan (82)

None. Martin Doak (50)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 14 apps -
Maurice Malpas 175 apps6 goals
Dave Beaumont 22 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 508 apps68 goals
Dave Narey 547 apps36 goals
Alex Taylor 42 apps7 goals
Eamonn Bannon 288 apps79 goals
Billy Kirkwood 348 apps68 goals
John Reilly 74 apps26 goals
Paul Sturrock 442 apps141 goals
Davie Dodds 320 apps137 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 229 apps68 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 33 apps4 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 123 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (30 years 263 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 342 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 123 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (30 years 263 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 249 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Another high scoring win came within days of that midweek derby win. However, this overwhelming victory by Jim McLean's men consigned his brother Willie's Cappielow side to the First Division by scoring five times without reply. The basis of United's victory had its foundations in the first half. Eamonn Bannon cut the ball back from a free-kick to enable Alex Taylor to strike the ball past McDermott and open the scoring.

The second goal was originated and converted by Dave Narey. The defender burst out of defence, took a return pass from Paul Sturrock and hammered home his first goal of the season. John Reilly finished off a Bannon inspired goal with a piece of opportunist finishing. Paul Sturrock was downed in the box just before half-time and Eamonn Bannon slotted home the resultant penalty.

After that scoring burst the second half proved less than spectacular. though Alex Taylor netted a fifth after a neat piece of foot work.


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