Motherwell 2 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, October 29th, 1983, 3:00 PM at Fir Park
Attendance: 4,398
Referee: Alistair Huett (Edinburgh)
Motherwell Dundee Utd

John Gahagan (14)
Ian Alexander (28)
Davie Dodds (8)
Davie Dodds (44)

Team Managers
Jock Wallace Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Nicky Walker
Andy Dornan
Ian MacLeod
Joe Carson
Johannes Edvaldsson
Ally Mauchlan
Jimmy Burns
Graham Forbes
Andy Harrow
Ian Alexander
John Gahagan
Hamish McAlpine
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Derek Stark
Richard Gough
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Derek Johnstone

Stuart Rafferty
Rob Shaw
Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne

Stuart Rafferty for Jimmy Burns (57)
Rob Shaw for Andy Harrow (72)
Ralph Milne for Richard Gough (30)
Tommy Coyne for Derek Johnstone (82)

Graham Forbes
Ian MacLeod
Davie Dodds
Dave Narey

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 597 apps3 goals
John Holt 252 apps22 goals
Maurice Malpas 91 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 422 apps59 goals
Derek Stark 219 apps7 goals
Richard Gough 119 apps17 goals
Dave Narey 468 apps34 goals
Eamonn Bannon 207 apps56 goals
Billy Kirkwood 288 apps60 goals
Davie Dodds 248 apps106 goals
Derek Johnstone 2 apps2 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 174 apps54 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (21 years 92 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 290 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 234 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Tommy Coyne (20 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (35 years 290 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 323 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Tommy Coyne(Signed October 28th, 1983)


United dropped their first away point of the season after a fiercely contested battle. Yet in the opening stages/ despite the tricky wind the Tannadice men played fluently, and took an early lead when Derek Johnstone laid the ball in Davie Dodds path and the big striker beat Walker from just inside the box. Five minutes later John Gahagan's solo run ended with him prodding the ball past Hamish McAlpine.

Ian Alexander put Motherwell 2-1 up in the 28th minute. Derek Stark almost snatched an equaliser when he struck the bar, but United did get back on level terms when Davie Dodds hit his second goal just before half-time.

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