FK Vardar Skopje 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

UEFA Cup - 2nd Round 2nd Leg
Wednesday, November 6th, 1985, 7:30 PM at Gradski Stadium
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Laszlo Padar (Hungary)
FK Vardar Skopje Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Darko Pancev (24) Paul Hegarty (13)

Team Managers
Andon Dončevski Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Mumcilo Grosev
Djore Jovanovski
Venceslav Simonovski
Slobodan Goracinov
Dragan Kanatlarovski
Milko Simoski
Gordan Zdravkov
Slavco Georgievski
Darko Pancev
Toni Savevski
Vasil Ringov
Billy Thomson
Paul Hegarty
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
John Holt
Maurice Malpas
Ralph Milne
Eamonn Bannon
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds

Bench
Marik
Stoimir Urosevic
Ilija Najdosski
Vujadin Stanojkovic
Tomce Trajanovski
Scott Thomson
Dave Beaumont
John Clark
Ian Redford
Stuart Beedie

Substitutions
Tomce Trajanovski for Vasil Ringov (46)
Ilija Najdosski for Slobodan Goracinov (75)
Dave Beaumont for John Holt (46)
Stuart Beedie for Ralph Milne (86)

Bookings
Dragan Kanatlarovski (30) John Holt (20)
Ralph Milne (82)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 22 apps -
Paul Hegarty 532 apps69 goals
Dave Narey 571 apps36 goals
Richard Gough 225 apps31 goals
John Holt 343 apps23 goals
Maurice Malpas 203 apps8 goals
Ralph Milne 253 apps72 goals
Eamonn Bannon 315 apps85 goals
Billy Kirkwood 367 apps68 goals
Paul Sturrock 467 apps151 goals
Davie Dodds 343 apps138 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 35 apps2 goals
Stuart Beedie (sub) 53 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Maurice Malpas (23 years 101 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 95 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Scott Thomson (19 years 3 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 112 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 291 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

An early goal by skipper Paul Hegarty did much to ensure that there was no repeat of the disasters of Radnicki Nis and Roma, as United progressed comfortably into the last 16 of the U.E.F.A. Cup.

Sensing the importance of an away goal, we almost struck straight from the kick-off, Richard Gough, heading an Eamonn Bannon cross just past the post. Billy Kirkwood also went close when he hit the side netting. Not that Vardar did not threaten. Maurice Malpas had to come to the rescue in the ninth minute, when he blocked a Gorgijevski shot on the line. However, we got the vital away goal three minutes later. Ralph Milne chased and caught a through-ball by Billy Kirkwood, but was brought down. From the free-kick Paul Hegarty, unchallenged, powered in a header from Eamonn Bannon's cross. Vardar hit back and only Richard Gough's last gasp intervention prevented Ringov from scoring. However, the 'Slavs did score in the 24th minute when Darko Pancev, who missed the first leg, found himself in space on the edge of the box, swivelled and shot low past Billy Thomson. Vardar took heart from that breakthrough and only a superb save by Billy Thomson kept out a Jovanovski free-kick. Then John Holt was in the right place at the right time to clear a Garacinov effort which was destined for the net, but the interval arrived with the scores still level.

The home side opened on the offensive and should have got a second when star striker Pancev surprisingly shot well wide from around the penalty spot. That, however, was the last real moment of anxiety for the few Tannadice followers in the Gradski Stadium, as United played the possession football that has become the hall-mark of their successful European excursions.

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