Alloa Athletic 0 - 2 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 2nd Round
Wednesday, August 21st, 1985, 7:30 PM at Recreation Park
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Dougie Yates (Perth)
Alloa Athletic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Eamonn Bannon (13)
Richard Gough (41)

Team Managers
Jimmy Thomson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Ronnie Lowrie
Dave Martin
Kenny Thomson
Paul Kelly
Bobby Dall
Lawrie Haggart
Frank Lynch
Robert Barr
Stuart Sorbie
Jim Donaldson
Gary Murray
Hamish McAlpine
Maurice Malpas
Dave Beaumont
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Eamonn Bannon
Tommy Coyne
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Stuart Beedie

Bench
Frank Cole
Dom Sullivan
Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne

Substitutions
Frank Cole for Jim Donaldson (71) Ralph Milne for Stuart Beedie (59)
Gary McGinnis for Tommy Coyne (81)

Bookings
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 677 apps3 goals
Maurice Malpas 185 apps6 goals
Dave Beaumont 29 apps2 goals
Paul Hegarty 514 apps68 goals
Dave Narey 554 apps36 goals
Richard Gough 209 apps28 goals
Eamonn Bannon 298 apps80 goals
Tommy Coyne 46 apps8 goals
Paul Sturrock 451 apps145 goals
Davie Dodds 327 apps137 goals
Stuart Beedie 42 apps7 goals
Gary McGinnis (sub) 22 apps1 goal
Ralph Milne (sub) 238 apps68 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 260 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 222 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 2 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 260 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 222 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 146 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

A well merited victory, but not for the first time this season, the final score didn't reflect United's territorial advantage. Controlling the game, throughout, two goals was a poor return for their efforts, although there was a missed penalty to take into account. Playing down the slope in the first half United immediately pressed forward with Paul Sturrock and Richard Gough both going close on at least two occasions.

A succession of corners eventually produced a goal when Stuart Beedie's kick found Eamonn Bannon unmarked and Eamonn's curling left-foot shot escaped Lowrie's outstretched fingers. If Eamonn was Saint then, he turned sinner when he missed a penalty in the 35th minute after Dall had needlessly handled. Eamonn atoned a few minutes later when, he sent over a cross for Richard Gough to head powerfully for goal. Lowrie seemed to have it covered but allowed the ball to slip from his grasp and enter the net.

Plenty of chances came United's way in the second half but Lowrie and his defensive colleagues kept us at bay.

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