FC Universitatea Craiova 1 - 0 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, November 5th, 1986, 7:30 PM at Stadionul Central
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Alain Delmer (France)
FC Universitatea Craiova Dundee Utd

Bita (59) None.

Team Managers
Constantin Oțet Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicolae Negrila
Nicolae Ungureanu
Adrian Popescu
Marian Bicu
Ion Geoigau
Gheorghe Popescu
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Ralph Milne
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Paul Sturrock

Mircea Irimescu
Florin Cioroianu
Scott Thomson
Chris Sulley
John Holt
Tommy Coyne
Kevin Gallacher

None. Kevin Gallacher for Paul Sturrock (60)
Tommy Coyne for Ralph Milne (87)

Rada (26) Dave Beaumont (8)
Eamonn Bannon (28)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 77 apps -
Gary McGinnis 40 apps1 goal
Dave Beaumont 64 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 258 apps8 goals
Eamonn Bannon 366 apps97 goals
Ralph Milne 281 apps75 goals
Ian Redford 65 apps15 goals
Jim McInally 12 apps -
John Clark 62 apps9 goals
Dave Bowman 18 apps -
Paul Sturrock 515 apps160 goals
Kevin Gallacher (sub) 44 apps9 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 71 apps14 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Clark (22 years 49 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sturrock (30 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 76 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sturrock (30 years 33 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 323 days
Domestic Players:14 (87.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Even without Paul Hegarty and Dave Narey, we emerged from this European test with flying colours. At virtually no stage of the game did we look in danger of surrendering our three goal. In fact the opposite was almost true. Only a couple of minutes had passed when Eamonn Bannon saw his shot saved after Paul Sturrock had created the opening. Luggy then saw his goal-bound lob cleared off the fine and in the ensuing melee, Ian Redford cut the ball back for Eamonn Bannon, whose shot went narrowly past. Craiova's first spell of concerted pressure brought a series of corners but nothing more. Billy Thomson then made a fine save from Bicu, touching his drive past the post. A couple of minutes later Eamonn Bannon was unlucky to see his header bounce up and hit the bar. As the interval approached Billy Thomson blocked a Ceoglau shot and Cirtu's drive was just off target as the Romanians pressed forward.

On the hour mark, Cralova got the goal they craved for. A mix-up between John Clark and Gary McGinnis allowed Bita to take advantage and he dragged the ball into the box before hitting a shot which Billy Thomson parried but couldn't stop entering the net. Mid-way through the half, Eamonn Bannon nodded the ball down but the on-rushing Ian Redford couldn't keep his shot low enough. In the last action of the ninety minutes Ralph Milne's run down the left gave substitute Tommy Coyne a clear shooting chance but his shot was too high, however, by that stage his miss was of academic importance.

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