St Mirren 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 1st, 1986, 3:00 PM at Love Street
Attendance: 4,221
Referee: W Knowles (Inverurie)
St Mirren Dundee Utd

Jim Rooney (59) Paul Hegarty (52)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Campbell Money
Steve Clarke
Billy Abercromby
Jim Rooney
Peter Godfrey
Neil Cooper
Tony Fitzpatrick
Peter Mackie
Frank McGarvey
Brian Gallacher
Gardner Spiers
Billy Thomson
Richard Gough
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Tommy Coyne
Kevin Gallacher

Tommy Wilson
Kenny McDowall
John Holt
Ralph Milne

Tommy Wilson for Tony Fitzpatrick (61)
Kenny McDowall for Peter Mackie (87)
John Holt for Tommy Coyne (60)
Ralph Milne for Ian Redford (85)

Frank McGarvey (51) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 36 apps -
Richard Gough 238 apps32 goals
Maurice Malpas 217 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 585 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 546 apps74 goals
Eamonn Bannon 326 apps91 goals
Ian Redford 29 apps8 goals
Davie Dodds 356 apps145 goals
Paul Sturrock 479 apps152 goals
Tommy Coyne 58 apps10 goals
Kevin Gallacher 9 apps1 goal
John Holt (sub) 350 apps23 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 260 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 75 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 112 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 75 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 199 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 149 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Love Street is always a stiff test for any side and that proved to be exactly the case for us as we endeavoured to stretch our unbeaten run. Facing a stiff wind in the first half, whilst we had the bulk of the play Saints contrived the more clear cut chances, most notably a Gallacher header and a Spiers drive. At the other end Tommy Coyne and Kevin Gallacher had chances and a flick on by Tomy Coyne appeared to be handled by Godfrey but penalty claims were in vain.

Around the hour mark we did take the lead. Paul Hegarty, up in attack returned athrow-in from Eamonn Bannon. Eamonn cut the ball back to Davie Dodds who mistimed his shot which bounced high into the box and Paul dived to head the ball into Money's bottom left hand corner. That lead lasted only seven minutes. Eamonn Bannon's clearing header landed at the feet of Frank McGarvey who quickly transferred the ball into Jim Rooney and his shot took a deflection. Young Kevin Gallacher almost twice regained the lead. First he collected the ball on the left before firing in a tremendous long ranger which Money just tipped over. Then, following the corner, Kevin scooped in another effort which Campbell Money just managed to keep out.

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