The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
There was an early breakthrough for United in this Forfarshire cup tie as Stephen McConalogue headed Jim Paterson's cross past Cairns after 6 minutes. Scorer then turned provider as McConalogue set up David Winters for a stylish finish on 25 minutes. Veteran striker Roddy Grant pulled one back for the hosts 2 minutes later as he reacted first to a loose ball following a corner. Although Brechin impressed after the break the game was made safe for United in 73 minutes as French trialist Didier Santini headed home a Ronnie O'Brien cross. In the end it was too much for Brechin to recover from and the Terrors progressed through to the next round.