Dundee Utd 2 - 2 Bohemians

UEFA Cup - 1st Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, October 2nd, 1985, 7:30 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 7,550
Referee: Henning Lund-Sorenson (Denmark)
Dundee Utd  Bohemians

Ralph Milne (7)
Ian Redford (32)
Jackie Jameson (34)
Rocky O'Brien (67)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Billy Young

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Ralph Milne
John Clark
Paul Sturrock
Dermot O'Neill
Alan Kinsella
Tom Conway
Barry Murphy
Gino Lawless
Ronnie Murphy
Paul Power
Eugene Davis
Jackie Jameson
Rocky O'Brien
John Treacy

Hamish McAlpine
Gary McGinnis
Dave Beaumont
Tommy Coyne
Davie Dodds
Conor Flynn
John Reynor
Derek Edmonds
Larry Wyse
John Byrne

Tommy Coyne for Paul Sturrock (81)
Larry Wyse for Eugene Davis (85)

None. Ronnie Murphy (49)
Rocky O'Brien (62)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 16 apps -
Paul Hegarty 524 apps68 goals
Richard Gough 218 apps29 goals
John Holt 335 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 195 apps6 goals
Dave Narey 564 apps36 goals
Eamonn Bannon 307 apps82 goals
Ian Redford 8 apps2 goals
Ralph Milne 245 apps72 goals
John Clark 42 apps8 goals
Paul Sturrock 460 apps150 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 48 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:John Clark (21 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 77 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 173 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:John Clark (21 years 15 days)
Oldest Player:Hamish McAlpine (37 years 264 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 152 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


When United went into a two-goal lead with only a little over half an hour on the clock, a record European aggregate win looked very much on the cards. However, within a couple of minutes, Bohemians had pulled one back and changed the pattern of the game, so much so, that the Irish side fought back to get a deserved draw. We started brightly enough and the early pressure told when a deep clearance from Billy Thomson was flicked on by John Clark into Ralph Milne's path, and he steered the ball past O'Neil.

The second came when Paul Sturrock chased the ball up the left, turned inside to Eamonn Bannon whose pinpoint cross was headed in by Ian Redford via the underside of the bar. Now 7-2 ahead the tie was dead, but Bohemians fought back and quickly reduced the arrears, a Conway cross finding Jackie Jameson in splendid isolation in the box, to slam the ball past Billy Thomson.

In the second half, United rarely found their rhythm but still succeeded in producing a string of fine saves from O'Neil, but Bohemians broke swiftly midway through the second half. Gino Lawless found himself in the clear, his shot was partly blocked by Billy Thomson, Paul Hegarty raced back to clear but hit the post and Rocky O'Brien followed up to equalise and give the Irish some consolation for that first leg drubbing.


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