Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Hamilton Academical

League - Premier Division
Wednesday, November 19th, 1986, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 4,280
Referee: Jim Duncan (Gorebridge)
Dundee Utd  Hamilton Academical

Goalscorers
Paul Sturrock (51)
Iain Ferguson (78)
John Clark (83)
None.

Team Managers
Jim McLean
John Lambie

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Chris Sulley
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Jim McInally
John Clark
Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock
David McKellar
Robert Barr
John Millar
Graham Mitchell
Gerry Collins
Ally Brazil
Alex Taylor
Derek Walker
John Mailer
Albert Craig
Jerry Phillips

Substitutes
Dave Beaumont
Tommy Coyne
Kevin McKee
John McVeigh

Substitutions
Dave Beaumont for Dave Bowman (66)
Tommy Coyne for Kevin Gallacher (75)
Kevin McKee for Derek Walker (82)
John McVeigh for Jerry Phillips (82)

Bookings
None. Gerry Collins (84)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 80 apps -
Maurice Malpas 261 apps8 goals
Chris Sulley 7 apps -
Eamonn Bannon 369 apps97 goals
Ian Redford 67 apps15 goals
Jim McInally 14 apps -
John Clark 65 apps10 goals
Dave Bowman 21 apps -
Kevin Gallacher 47 apps9 goals
Iain Ferguson 17 apps14 goals
Paul Sturrock 517 apps161 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 67 apps2 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 74 apps14 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sturrock (30 years 47 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 80 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (20 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Sturrock (30 years 47 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 348 days
Domestic Players:11 (84.62 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
John Clark reached 10 goals for the Club.

We maintained our quite excellent record over the Accies, but another clear-cut victory looked far from certain at the end of the first 45 minutes. Although Accies keeper Dave McKellar pulled off a fine save from Iain Ferguson in the 10th minute, we didn't dominate the match as expected, in fact, Billy Thomson had to look lively on more than one occasion. As the interval approached some fluency returned in our play and Kevin Gallacher shot just over and Eamonn Bannon was foiled by a tremendous McKellar save.

The second half opened with a tremendous John Clark free-kick which McKellar brilliantly tipped round the post. The breakthrough was only temporarily delayed, Ian Redford slung over a corner which Eamonn Bannon nodded on and Iain Ferguson's looping header was deflected on to the bar by Walker and Paul Sturrock steadied himself before firing a volley past the defenders on the line. Although we dominated the game, ex-United 'keeper Dave McKellar wasn't overworked. A cross from the left by Paul Sturrock was intercepted by Eamonn Bannon whose chip to the far post was squeezed home by Iain Ferguson. Dave McKellar somehow managed to tip over another thunderbolt of a free-kick taken by John Clark but John did get on the score-sheet from the resultant corner. The corner from the right fell to Iain Ferguson whose return cross was nodded in at the far post by John Clark to seal a victory in which the goal took a long time to come.



None.

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