A point apiece at Fir Park

Last updated : 12 November 2008 By Firparkcorner

Smith saves!
Smith saves!
It hardly seems fair to pick out any from a team which played very well. They fought and battled when needed and passed well when in possession but Graeme Smith had a wonderful first half, stopping several goal bound attempts from close in.

Lasley was magnificent in midfield and the central defensive pair of Malcolm and Reynolds snuffed the threat of Boyd and Miller for most of the game.

Malcom takes a free kick

Lasley had the first attempt of the evening and McGregor could only parry his shot from the angle of the eighteen yard box. Unfortunately the strikers failed to control the loose ball. We then had a purple spell when we took the game to Rangers. Our passing was reminiscent of last season's great form and out attack, mainly down the left flank, produced many tempting crosses but no end product.

Despite our quality possession it was Smith who stood out as the game moved to half time. Fine stops from Miller and Ferguson kept us in the contest when it looked likely that the visitors would score.

The second half had a couple of highlights for the claret and amber fans. Porter latched on to a through ball from Quinn following an impressive build up and his shot forced the keeper to tip over the bar. Later on Hughes produced an exquisite curling effort bound for the postage stamp corner. Again, the goalie was forced to produce a fine save to deny us.

That's the third draw in a row when the teams have clashed in league business at Fir Park. We must be due a win next time!