Faddy Steals the Show

Last updated : 22 February 2003 By Firparkcorner

Broadwood was taken over by a big ‘Well support who were wrapped up against the arctic, biting wind which assisted the Bully Wee in the first half.

One-nil to the Motherwell!
Pearson had a header fly over the bar after five minutes but that apart, there was little threat on either goal until Faddy latched on to a long ball on the edge of the box and ran in to slide the ball into the far corner. It was a crucial goal, just before the break, and it was met with a sigh of relief both in the away stands and in the away dugout.

There was little flowing football on show from either side. Our defence looked solid but the midfield failed to stamp their authority on the game. We seemed to stand off the opposition and Clyde took advantage by firing in several long range shots (though none troubled DuBordeau).

Craig worked hard up front but Faddy looked short of match sharpness. Terry Butcher suggested after the game that he was only half fit and that he had a slight hamstring pull.

The pre match cuddle
We restarted with no changes and had to survive a few close things as Clyde pressed for the equaliser. Dougie Ramsay (who got the nod over Cowan) had a magnificent run which ended with his shot just off target.

With the game approaching the last fifteen minutes Faddy sealed the victory. He turned one defender and raced passed another and finished clinically from the edge of the box. His two goals were the difference between the teams and we find ourselves in the hat for Monday’s draw.

Maurice Malpas was at the game and he would have been impressed with Kaiser Corrigan’s performance. He had one breathtaking run in the second half which provoked a standing ovation. From inside his own half all the way to the goal line his mazy run resulted in a corner.

It was not a classic cup tie but that counts for nothing. All that matters in that we have a quarter final tie anticipate. A home tie against anyone would be nice.