O’Donnell and Foran made the starting line up in preference to Quinn and McBride as the manager shuffled the pack. The game started in bright sunshine and it was the visitors who had the early pressure. A careless loss of possession by Craigan set up the first attack of the game after a minute. Graeme Smith produced a good save to keep his goal intact. He was then able to watch his team mates tear
The Steamy South Stand
We were two up after twenty five minutes as Scott McDonald sealed the game. The first came after a twenty yard driven shot took a slight deflection and sneaked under the diving Langfield. Then a header from a yard allowed him to convert a squared ball from Foran at the edge of the six yard box.
We were in total control of the game and
The Sunny East Stand
The visiting defence crumbled in the face of strong running by McCormack early in the second half and the midfielder tapped home. Chances kept coming. McDonald had two fine opportunities around the hour mark. First with a twenty yard shot then with a one on one with the keeper but the hat trick did not arrive.
It seemed that the fourth had arrived when
Terry fielded substitutes as the minutes began to run out and the most significant was the appearance of Adam Coakley who made his first team debut.
Motherwell played very well in this game. Plenty of determination, running and passing were on show but the opposition was very poor. Let’s see if we can keep up the good form at