Ayr United 0 - 3 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 3rd Round
Wednesday, August 27th, 1986, 7:30 PM at Somerset Park
Attendance: 3,680
Referee: G Cummings (Carluke)
Ayr United Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Kevin Gallacher (51)
Iain Ferguson (71)
Iain Ferguson (pen.) (77)

Team Managers
Ally MacLeod Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
David Purdie
Steve McIntyre
Craig Buchanan
Ian McAllister
Jim McCann
Doug McCracken
Kenny Wilson
John Sludden
Paul McKenzie
Jim McDonald
Davie Irons
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson

Bench
Joe Gillies
Jim Cowell
Gary McGinnis
Paul Sturrock

Substitutions
None. None.

Bookings
Craig Buchanan (43) Ian Redford (66)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 59 apps -
John Holt 371 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 240 apps8 goals
Dave Beaumont 49 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 569 apps75 goals
Dave Narey 608 apps36 goals
Ralph Milne 267 apps73 goals
Eamonn Bannon 348 apps94 goals
Ian Redford 49 apps12 goals
Kevin Gallacher 28 apps7 goals
Iain Ferguson 2 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 282 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 41 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 181 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 282 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 41 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 174 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Predictably against any side under the control of manager Ally McLeod, Ayr United fought valiantly and, particularly, in the latter stages of the first half, proved a real handful. A Kevin Gallacher goal early in the second period, however, settled us and allowed us to play some of our best football of the season so far. We started well enough, Iain Ferguson was denied by the last minute intervention of an Ayr defender, Iain then headed a Kevin Gallacher cross narrowly past. Billy Thomson then parried Irons' shot around the post but the best chance so far felt to Kevin Gallacher, but he screwed his shot over the bar.

Minutes later an even better chance came Ayr's way, but McKenzie, presented with an open goal, shot over. Early in the second half Kevin Gallacher did find the net, scoring from 20 yards. The second came soon after when Ralph Milne sped down the left and floated over a cross from which Iain Ferguson directed a header in via a post. He didn't have long to wait for his second. Wilson chopped Kevin Gallacher in the box and Iain Ferguson duly obliged with his second, this time from the spot.

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