Aberdeen- 24h On

Last updated : 12 November 2006 By Firparkcorner

Few will be able to argue that we deserved anything from the game though we must be considered unfortunate to lose the match to a goal only four minutes short of the final whistle.

Quinn clears the danger

There would be a degree of relief at the interval given that the home side had struck the woodwork twice and had enjoyed most of the attacking possession. The appearance of Fitzpatrick for the ineffective Elliot after the break gave the chilled away fans some hope that our second half attack would carry more threat than had been evident earlier. It was not to be. Indeed, had Hart and Langfield not combined to donate us the equaliser, we would have been denied even the hope of taking a point.

The injuries to Craigan, Kinniburgh and Elliot will place a further strain on our meagre resources. They will join O'Donnell, Corrigan, McLean and McDonald on the list of those unavailable for the next game or two (Hibs the Falkirk at Fir Park). The loss of seven first team players is a mighty handicap.

We collected three yellow cards to add to the growing collection. Lasley and Quinn are leading the chart with five each this season and the though of suspensions adding to the manager's selection problems is better avoided.

Results elsewhere conspired to drop us down a spot to eleventh. We remain three points ahead of the Pars and can only hope that the imminent arrival of Stephen Kenny will fail to inspire the traditional burst of form which accompanies the installation of a new manager. We could be in bother if they win a few.