Dundee 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, May 11th, 1985, 3:00 PM at Dens Park
Attendance: 13,426
Referee: David Syme (Rutherglen)
Dundee Dundee Utd

Bobby Connor (30) None.

Team Managers
Archie Knox Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Bobby Geddes
George McGeachie
Tosh McKinlay
John McCormack
Bobby Glennie
Rab Shannon
Stuart Rafferty
John Brown
Walker McCall
Bobby Connor
Ray Stephen
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Alex Taylor
Billy Kirkwood
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Paul Sturrock

Albert Kidd
Derek McWilliams
Tommy Coyne
Stuart Beedie

Albert Kidd for John Brown (55)
Derek McWilliams for Walker McCall (81)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (45)
Stuart Beedie for John Holt (71)

Tosh McKinlay (20)
Bobby Connor (28)
Albert Kidd (70)
John Holt (17)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 673 apps3 goals
John Holt 327 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 181 apps6 goals
Paul Hegarty 510 apps68 goals
Dave Narey 550 apps36 goals
Richard Gough 205 apps27 goals
Alex Taylor 47 apps7 goals
Billy Kirkwood 353 apps68 goals
Eamonn Bannon 294 apps79 goals
Ralph Milne 234 apps68 goals
Paul Sturrock 448 apps144 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 44 apps8 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 38 apps6 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (22 years 287 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 126 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (22 years 184 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 120 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 282 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Our City neighbours gained their first victory over us at Dens Park since October, 1979, and even that might not have come about had Eamonn Bannon not missed a penalty kick.

Back to almost full strength, United perhaps had the Cup Final on their minds. Having said that Paul Sturrock was desperately unlucky to see his header strike a post. There was worse to follow because from the clearance Dundee broke to the other end and Bobby Connor swept in Rafferty's tow cross.

United's best spell of the second period failed to produce an equaliser. Equality looked on the cards When a trip by George McGeachie on Tom Coyne brought a penalty but no joy to Tannadice fans.

(0:33 1:09)

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