Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

League - Premier Division
Saturday, March 15th, 1986, 3:00 PM at Parkhead
Attendance: 20,965
Referee: George Smith (Edinburgh)
Celtic Dundee Utd

Murdo MacLeod (82) Davie Dodds (38)

Team Managers
David Hay Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Pat Bonner
Willie McStay
Derek Whyte
Roy Aitken
Pierce O'Leary
Peter Grant
Brian McClair
Paul McStay
Maurice Johnston
Tommy Burns
Owen Archdeacon
Billy Thomson
John Holt
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Paul Hegarty
Richard Gough
Eamonn Bannon
John Clark
Stuart Beedie
Kevin Gallacher
Davie Dodds

Mark McGhee
Murdo MacLeod
Jimmy Page
Ian Redford

Murdo MacLeod for Pierce O'Leary (63)
Mark McGhee for Brian McClair (63)
Ian Redford for John Clark (80)
Jimmy Page for Kevin Gallacher (87)

None. John Holt (22)

Red Cards
None. John Holt (88)
Appearances & Goals To Date
Billy Thomson (GK) 44 apps -
John Holt 358 apps23 goals
Dave Narey 593 apps36 goals
Maurice Malpas 225 apps8 goals
Paul Hegarty 554 apps74 goals
Richard Gough 246 apps33 goals
Eamonn Bannon 334 apps93 goals
John Clark 46 apps8 goals
Stuart Beedie 55 apps8 goals
Kevin Gallacher 16 apps2 goals
Davie Dodds 364 apps147 goals
Jimmy Page (sub) 6 apps -
Ian Redford (sub) 36 apps8 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 117 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 241 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 76 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Kevin Gallacher (19 years 117 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Hegarty (31 years 241 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 299 days
Domestic Players:13 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts


Considering what was at stake, this was a relatively low key encounter in which, although, not functioning on all cylinders, we never looked like losing. Indeed, only a late goal by substitute Murdo MacLeod prevented us from completing the grand slam in the four encounters with the Parkhead side this term.

If Celtic perhaps had the edge on possession in the first period, then they failed to convert that into chances with Billy Thomson gobbling up a series of long high bails into the middle. At the other end we might have had a penalty when Derek Whyte brought down Kevin Gallacher. But we did take the lead seven minutes from half-time. Kevin Gallacher's corner was met by Paul Hegarty, the Celtic defenders failed to clear and Davie Dodds pounced to score from the edge of the six yard box.

The second half produced a similar pattern with Celtic stepping up their efforts but the best chances came at Pat Banner's end and the 'keeper did well to block a shot from Kevin Gallacher and a header from John Clark. Celtic's equaliser came as a bolt from the blue. Owen Archdeacon slung a cross over to the edge of the penalty area and Murdo MacLeod volleyed an unsavable shot to salvage a point for the uninspired home side. There was further disappointment for us just before the end when John Holt was sent off for an off the ball incident with Mo Johnston.

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