Clydebank 1 - 2 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, November 23rd, 1985, 3:00 PM at Kilbowie Park
Attendance: 1,839
Referee: Douglas Hope (Erskine)
Clydebank Dundee Utd

Martin Hughes (45) Ralph Milne (73)
Davie Dodds (79)

Team Managers
Sam Henderson Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Mark Treanor
Jim Given
John Maher
Stewart Auld
Billy McGhie
Gerry Ronald
Martin Hughes
Mike Larnach
David Shanks
Charlie Gibson
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Dave Beaumont
Ian Redford
Billy Kirkwood
Paul Sturrock
Davie Dodds
Tommy Coyne

Vinny Moore
David Lloyd
John Holt
Ralph Milne

David Lloyd for Mike Larnach (64) John Holt for Tommy Coyne (54)
Ralph Milne for Dave Beaumont (66)

None. John Holt (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 25 apps -
Dave Narey 574 apps36 goals
Richard Gough 228 apps32 goals
Maurice Malpas 206 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 535 apps72 goals
Dave Beaumont 38 apps2 goals
Ian Redford 18 apps4 goals
Billy Kirkwood 370 apps69 goals
Paul Sturrock 470 apps151 goals
Davie Dodds 346 apps140 goals
Tommy Coyne 53 apps8 goals
John Holt (sub) 344 apps23 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 255 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 127 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Dave Beaumont (21 years 354 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 129 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 152 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


At first sight this may look a narrow victory. Hard earned it was, close it should not have been. Those circumstances were almost entirely due to Clydebank 'keeper Jim Gallacher who performed heroics. Early on he dived full length to block Paul Sturrock's volley, then he acted similarly to save a net bound header from Richard Gough. Just before half-time he denied Tom Coyne by bravely smothering a through ball. Despite all these chances it was Clydebank who went in ahead at the interval.

Billy Thomson made a brilliant save at the feet of Shanks, but the ball rebounded to Martin Hughes who shot into the empty net. In an attempt to force the equaliser Richard Gough was pushed forward to the front line, but it was the introduction of Ralph Milne for Dave Beaumont midway through the half, which brought dividends. A long free-kick by Dave Narey was lobbed into the net by Ralph Milne. Five minutes later a Bankies' defender cannoned his clearance against a colleague and Davie Dodds scored what proved to be the winner from around 12 yards.

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