Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Kilmarnock

Scottish Cup - 4th Round
Saturday, February 15th, 1986, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 6,610
Referee: Don McVicar (Carluke)
Dundee Utd  Kilmarnock

Paul Sturrock (49)
Ian Bryson (75)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Eddie Morrison

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Maurice Malpas
Dave Narey
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Tommy Coyne
Kevin Gallacher
Alan McCulloch
Stuart McLean
Ally McLeod
Alan Robertson
Paul Martin
Paul Clarke
Tom McCafferty
Bobby McConville
Lawrie McKinna
Sam McGivern
Ian Bryson

John Holt
Gordon McLeod
Rashid Sarwar
Scott Cuthbertson

John Holt for Ian Redford (79)

None. Bobby McConville (72)
Lawrie McKinna (87)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 38 apps -
Maurice Malpas 219 apps8 goals
Dave Narey 587 apps36 goals
Paul Hegarty 548 apps74 goals
Richard Gough 240 apps32 goals
Eamonn Bannon 328 apps92 goals
Ian Redford 31 apps8 goals
Davie Dodds 358 apps145 goals
Paul Sturrock 481 apps153 goals
Tommy Coyne 60 apps12 goals
Kevin Gallacher 11 apps2 goals
John Holt (sub) 352 apps23 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 89 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 126 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Gordon McLeod (18 years 171 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 213 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 351 days
Domestic Players:12 (92.31 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


In the build-up to this tie, Eddie Morrison, the Killie manager, indicated that his team would require to give 110% effort. Well, at the end of the day, he could have no compIaints either at his side's commitment or the final result.

The First Division side never allowed us to settle into our normal style of play. Indeed the only real chance in the first half fell to the men from Ayrshire when Ian Bryson was first put in the clear by Tom McCafferty. Fortunately he only half hit his shot straight to Billy Thomson. Early in the second half, Dave Narey took a Davie Dodds pass before surging forward to despatch an inch perfect pass to Paul Sturrock who quickly fired in a low shot past McCulloch. This failed to quell the hard-working visitors. But even they might have failed to recover from a two-goal deficit had Paul Sturrock's shot, following a through ball from Tommy Coyne, not struck the post and rebounded into McCulloch's grateful arms.

From that moment Killie stepped up their efforts and gained their reward after Bryson brought out a superb one-handed save by Billy Thomson. The equaliser was only temporarily delayed, however. From the corner taken by McGivern, Ian Bryson headed high into the top right corner despite Maurice Malpas' vain goal-line attempts. Just under ten minutes from the end came our last chance to win the tie. Paul Sturrock fired in a low shot, Alan McCulloch blocked it but couldn't hold the ball and Kevin Gallacher scooped the rebound fractionally past the far post.


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