RC Lens 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 17th, 1986, 8:30 PM at Stade Felix Bollaert
Attendance: 11,330
Referee: Gerald Losert (Austria)
RC Lens Dundee Utd

Daniel Carreno (41) None.

Team Managers
Joachim Marx Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Gaetan Huard
Eric Sikora
Michel Catalano
Claude Deplanche
Francis Gillot
Daniel Krawczyk
Dominique Lefebvre
Eric Dewilder
William Njo-Lea
Cherif Oudjani
Daniel Carreno
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Chris Sulley
Dave Beaumont
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Dave Bowman
Ralph Milne
Kevin Gallacher
Paul Sturrock

Christophe Gardie
Jean-Claude Pagal
Hassan Hanini
Scott Thomson
John Holt
Gordon McLeod
Jim McInally
Tommy Coyne

Hassan Hanini for Cherif Oudjani (63) None.

Daniel Krawczyk (87) Chris Sulley (27)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 64 apps -
Maurice Malpas 245 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 574 apps75 goals
Chris Sulley 1 app (debut) -
Dave Beaumont 54 apps2 goals
Dave Narey 613 apps36 goals
Eamonn Bannon 353 apps96 goals
Dave Bowman 9 apps -
Ralph Milne 271 apps74 goals
Kevin Gallacher 33 apps9 goals
Paul Sturrock 504 apps157 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 303 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 62 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 164 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (19 years 20 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 62 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 140 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Chris Sulley(Signed June 28th, 1986)


Defeat in Lens, our first of the season, was at least not irreversible in view of tonightís second leg. The first half failings we have experienced so much this season were again in evidence as the French side dominated rather than controlled.

However, a goal-less first half looked on the cards until the French side produced a piece of magic. Njo-Lea, who had been a constant source of danger, combined with Carreno to allow the latter to shoot high into the roof of the net.

If Lens had the better of the first half then the opposite applied in the second. Twice we had the ball in the net, but Paul Sturrock and Kevin Gallacherís efforts were chalked off. Illustrating our dominance was the fact their 'keeper was pulled up for time wasting, yet our task tonight could have been of gargantuan proportions had a shot not slipped just the wrong side of the post and another strike the post in the dying minutes as Lens hit us on the break.

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