Bohemians 2 - 5 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg
Wednesday, September 18th, 1985, 7:30 PM at Dalymount Park
Attendance: 4,185
Referee: Ron Bridges (Wales)
Bohemians Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Gino Lawless (39)
Rocky O'Brien (69)
Paul Sturrock (4)
Eamonn Bannon (34)
Eamonn Bannon (38)
Paul Sturrock (53)
Paul Sturrock (61)

Team Managers
Billy Young Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Dermot O'Neill
Alan Kinsella
Tom Conway
Paul Power
Gino Lawless
Ronnie Murphy
Larry Wyse
Eugene Davis
Jackie Jameson
Rocky O'Brien
John Reynor
Hamish McAlpine
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock

Bench
John Byrne
David Kealy
Derek Edmonds
John Treacy
Conor Flynn
Billy Thomson
Gary McGinnis
Ralph Milne
John Clark
Stuart Beedie

Substitutions
John Treacy for Larry Wyse (67)
Conor Flynn for John Reynor (67)
Ralph Milne for Davie Dodds (77)
Stuart Beedie for Paul Sturrock (80)

Bookings
Tom Conway (44) Paul Sturrock (39)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Hamish McAlpine (GK) 684 apps3 goals
Dave Narey 561 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 521 apps68 goals
Richard Gough 216 apps29 goals
John Holt 332 apps23 goals
Dave Beaumont 32 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 192 apps6 goals
Eamonn Bannon 304 apps82 goals
Billy Kirkwood 359 apps68 goals
Davie Dodds 334 apps137 goals
Paul Sturrock 457 apps150 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 243 apps71 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 49 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 288 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 250 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 294 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (21 years 1 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 250 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 225 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

If previous United performances this season had given manager Jim McLean cause for concern, then there is no doubt this comprehensive victory gave him equal pleasure. United once again demonstrated their European flair and hopefully the form shown in Ireland will be repeated at home. No doubting the stars of the show. They were Paul Sturrock and Eamonn Bannon who between them bagged all United's goals. Maurice Malpas swung over a corner, Richard Gough at the near post back-headed the ball on for Paul Sturrock to nod in the first. Eamonn Bannon's probing runs were causing the Bohemian defence considerable problems but it was his header from a Davie Dodd's cross which put us two ahead. Four minutes later Eamonn Bannon hammered in a Paul Sturrock cut-back, and O'Neill failed to halt the ball's progress into the net. In controversial circumstances Gino Lawless nodded in a Davis's cross, and despite a linesman's raised flag the goal was allowed to stand.

Eight minutes after the interval, a superb move involving Dave Narey and Eamonn Bannon ended with Paul Sturrock thumping the ball past O'Neill. The fifth United goal was perhaps the pick of the bunch. Richard Gough's run created the room for Paul Sturrock and his spectacular left foot strike left O'Neill spectating. Rocky O'Brien hooked in a further consolation goal to end the scoring.

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