Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, January 11th, 1986, 3:00 PM at Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 19,043
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
Heart of Midlothian Dundee Utd

Gary Mackay (63) Eamonn Bannon (69)

Team Managers
Alex MacDonald Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Henry Smith
Walter Kidd
Brian Whittaker
Sandy Jardine
Neil Berry
Craig Levein
John Colquhoun
Kenny Black
Sandy Clark
Gary Mackay
John Robertson
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Dave Beaumont
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Paul Sturrock
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds

Colin McAdam
Andy Watson
Ralph Milne
Tommy Coyne

None. Tommy Coyne for Ian Redford (58)

None. Davie Dodds (75)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 33 apps -
Richard Gough 235 apps32 goals
Dave Beaumont 41 apps2 goals
Maurice Malpas 214 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 582 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 543 apps72 goals
Eamonn Bannon 323 apps89 goals
Ian Redford 26 apps6 goals
Paul Sturrock 476 apps152 goals
Kevin Gallacher 7 apps1 goal
Davie Dodds 353 apps144 goals
Tommy Coyne (sub) 55 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 54 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 178 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 55 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 54 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 178 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 295 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This top of the table tussle ended all square in a fast, furious and fascinating match played in absolutely atrocious conditions. They had several shots just wide of the target, most notably from John Robertson and Gary Mackay. Undoubtedly the most glaring chance came right on the interval. Young Kevin Gallacher, back helping the defence, illegally interrupted Gary Mackay's surge towards goal. The Hearts' midfielder took the spot-kick himself but Billy Thomson, flung himself to his left and finger-tipped the shot round the post.

If anything, Hearts stepped up their efforts after the break and Billy Thomson brilliantly tipped over a Mackay 20-yarder. Six minutes later and even Billy Thomson could do nothing to prevent Gary Mackay scoring. A Colquhoun cross was headed down by Sandy Clark to Gary Mackay who rammed a low shot just inside the post. Hearts' lead tasted just six minutes, Tom Coyne, a substitute for Ian Redford, mishit a shot which Kevin Gallacher latched on to. The youngster turned the ball back goal wards, it wasn't cleared properly and Eamonn Bannon struck a superb volley past Smith for the equaliser.

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