Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

Scottish Cup - Quarter Final Rep.
Tuesday, March 24th, 1987, 7:30 PM at Station Park
Attendance: 8,139
Referee: Jim Duncan (Gorebridge)
Forfar Athletic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Iain Ferguson (53)
John Holt (69)

Team Managers
Henry Hall Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Stewart Kennedy
Raymond Lorimer
Alex Hamill
Rab Morris
Phil Smith
Ian McPhee
Kenny Ward
Craig Brewster
John Clark
Bobby Cormack
Kenny MacDonald
Alan Main
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Ian Redford
Paul Kinnaird
Jim McInally
John Clark
Iain Ferguson
Paul Sturrock

Bench
Mark Bennett
Billy Bennett
Dave Bowman
Kevin Gallacher

Substitutions
Mark Bennett for Craig Brewster (68) Kevin Gallacher for Paul Kinnaird (46)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Alan Main (GK) 1 app (debut) -
John Holt 385 apps24 goals
Dave Narey 644 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 282 apps9 goals
Paul Hegarty 589 apps78 goals
Ian Redford 91 apps18 goals
Paul Kinnaird 10 apps -
Jim McInally 39 apps2 goals
John Clark 85 apps12 goals
Iain Ferguson 40 apps23 goals
Paul Sturrock 535 apps163 goals
Kevin Gallacher (sub) 69 apps18 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Alan Main (19 years 114 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 250 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 362 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Alan Main (19 years 114 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (32 years 250 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 121 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Alan Main(Signed November 25th, 1986)

Milestones

A 2-0 winning scoreline and Forfar penned in their own penalty area for the last quarter of an hour clouded what was episode two of the great escape. Undoubtedly there was no complacency in the Tannadice camp after the scare we were given at Tannadice. Certainly the way in which we began the replay in fine style. The real drama of the first half came in the 27th minute. Dave Narey tripped Kenny Ward in the corner of the box. Kenny MacDonald's spot kick was brilliantly tipped on to the post by Alan Main, deputising for the injured Billy Thomson. From the rebound a goalmouth melee ensued which ended with Jim McInally conceding a second penalty, when he made a diving save with his hands. Incredibly, John Clark side-footed the second spot kick wide of the left hand post.

Early in the second half we did go ahead. John Clark had a shot blocked but managed to push the ball wide to Iain Ferguson who hammered the ball past Kennedy from a narrow angle. This goal calmed us and quarter of an hour later, Kevin Gallacher sent over a cross from the right, which wasn't cleared and John Holt coming in at the back post guided the ball past Kennedy into the far corner of the net. Then came our final onslaught which might well have produced a couple more goals, but then a semi-final place was secure.

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