St Johnstone 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, September 17th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Muirton Park
Attendance: 6,969
Referee: Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath)
St Johnstone Dundee Utd

Jim Morton (pen.) (60) Davie Dodds (47)
John Holt (67)

Team Managers
Alex Rennie Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Mike McDonald
Rab Kilgour
Don McVicar
Derek Addison
Alex Caldwell
Drew Rutherford
Ian Gibson
John Brogan
Ray Blair
Jim Morton
Stuart Beedie
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
John Holt
John Reilly
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds

Alex Wright
Drew Brannigan
Maurice Malpas
Alex Taylor

Alex Wright for Don McVicar (75)
Drew Brannigan for Ray Blair (79)
Alex Taylor for John Reilly (65)

Alex Caldwell (9)
Don McVicar (37)
Ralph Milne (10)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 588 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 460 apps34 goals
Paul Hegarty 413 apps59 goals
Derek Stark 211 apps7 goals
Richard Gough 110 apps14 goals
John Holt 243 apps22 goals
John Reilly 42 apps14 goals
Ralph Milne 166 apps51 goals
Eamonn Bannon 198 apps54 goals
Billy Kirkwood 279 apps57 goals
Davie Dodds 239 apps103 goals
Alex Taylor (sub) 12 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Gough (21 years 170 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 248 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 320 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 50 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 248 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 58 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


The first period produced little by way of excitement other than three yellow cards. These were administered to Alex Caldwell (9 mins.) and Don McVicar (37) for Saints while Ralph Milne (10) went into the book for dissent.

Two minutes into the second half United took the lead when Davie Dodds pounced on a mix-up to score from close in. That failed to subdue a hard-working Perth side who were awarded a penalty when Paul Hegarty downed Drew Rutherford. Jim Morton made no mistake from the spot. Alex Taylor replaced striker John Reilly and within two minutes of his introduction he fed Ralph Milne and his cross was headed in by John Holt.

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