Dundee Utd 1 - 1 Rangers

League - Premier Division
Saturday, February 22nd, 1986, 3:00 PM at Tannadice Park
Attendance: 14,644
Referee: Tommy Muirhead (Stenhousemuir)
Dundee Utd  Rangers

Davie Dodds (11)
Ally McCoist (48)

Team Managers
Jim McLean
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
Billy Thomson
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
John Holt
Eamonn Bannon
Ian Redford
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds
Paul Sturrock
Nicky Walker
Hugh Burns
Ally Dawson
Derek Johnstone
Craig Paterson
Iain Durrant
Ted McMinn
Cammy Fraser
Ally McCoist
Dave McPherson
Davie Cooper

Dave Beaumont
Ralph Milne
Derek Ferguson
Iain Ferguson

Dave Beaumont for Kevin Gallacher (82)
Ralph Milne for Paul Sturrock (85)
Derek Ferguson for Iain Durrant (87)

Davie Dodds (5)
Ian Redford (20)
Derek Johnstone (38)
Cammy Fraser (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 40 apps -
Dave Narey 589 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 221 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 550 apps74 goals
Richard Gough 242 apps32 goals
John Holt 354 apps23 goals
Eamonn Bannon 330 apps92 goals
Ian Redford 33 apps8 goals
Kevin Gallacher 13 apps2 goals
Davie Dodds 360 apps146 goals
Paul Sturrock 483 apps154 goals
Dave Beaumont (sub) 42 apps2 goals
Ralph Milne (sub) 262 apps73 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 96 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 331 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 96 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 220 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 140 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


This will be regarded as a point dropped, but we could have no compIaints at the outcome. A late penalty award should have seen us take both points, which on the balance of play in our four meetings, we most probably deserved. The early signs were good, however, Davie Dodds gave us an early lead as the result of a somewhat fortuitous build-up. The United striker began the move, cutting in from the right, Davie chipped the ball to Paul Sturrock whose head flick found Kevin Gallacher. Unfortunately, or in hindsight, fortunately, the youngster's miss-hit effort landed at the feet of Davie Dodds who hit a low shot into the far corner of the goal. Failure to capitalise on that sound start cost us dearly.

The second half was only three minutes old when Fraser's free-kick was nodded down by Craig Paterson and Ally McCoist popped up to divert the ball past Billy Thomson. Even although Rangers dominated in midfield they created few moments of anxiety for Billy Thomson, McPherson, McCoist and Fraser all shooting wide of the target. At the other end Eamonn Bannon, Kevin Gallacher and Richard Gough all scorned chances before we received what appeared a late reprieve. Ralph Milne's curling cross from the right was fumbled by Nicky Walker and Richard Gough's shot was blocked by Craig Paterson's arm. Eamonn Bannon hit the spot-kick low to Walker's right but unfortunately the Rangers 'keeper guessed tight to deny us a vital point in the championship race.


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