We started with the same eleven as on Saturday and it did not take long for the action to start. Clarkson managed to head the ball from Sperroni’s clutching hands but his reward was a wild attempt at goal from the corner of the six yard box.
Keith Lasley scored as a result of good work by both Clarkson and Burns in a move similar to our first.
The game had developed into an end to end affair and both back lines looked uncomfortable. It was no surprise that the goals kept coming.
Just before the half hour a free kick from the outside the box found an unmarked
Two all at the break and there was plenty to keep the fans occupied in the second half.
Burns then had two great chances but one flew high and the other hit the keeper’s midriff. Lasley was substituted McDonald. Toastie dropped back into midfield.
Novo brought the score to three all with and the mist started to roll in over the East Stand.
Scott McDonald needed no time to adjust to the pace of the game. He displayed some fine touches and set up Toastie for his first SPL goal for the ‘Well. Four-three and an hour had passed.
Bollan replaced O’Donnell and went to left back. Hammell moved into wide midfield.
At this stage the fans were thankful that the electronic scoreboard was keeping track of the goals. We held on to the two goal lead though there was one scare moments after Quinn seemed to have earned us a penalty. He was bundled off the ball but referee Rowbotham waved play on.
Terry Butcher said after the game the team’s ‘spirits were lifted’ and that ‘confidence was beginning to return to the team’. There’s no doubt that the spirits of the fans were lifted and many a glass will be raised to the team for their goal scoring feat.