Motherwell lined up without
O'Donnell is at the bottom!
Rangers cut through us with ease several times inside the first ten minutes and it was with some amazement that we found ourselves only one behind. Buffel had spurned three simple chances before Sionko reacted to a bit of good fortune to score with a rebound from Smith.
At that stage everyone of the twelve thousand in the ground expected a cricket score. We were unable to hold possession and our pressure on the South Stand goal was almost non-existent. Foran had a shot blocked from ten yards and as the half drew to a close we had a couple of crosses and a corner without much prospect of a reward.
Still, we reached the changing room only one behind. The second half looked like more of the same when
The travelling support was silenced for a few minutes but they were soon belting out their vile anthems when Prso headed in an
Malpas threw on Clarkson and Fitzpatrick for McGarry and Foran as we tried to find a second equaliser. McDonald had the best attempt when he made space outside the box but his shot was off target.
We survived a few late scares when we were unable to put an end to direct runs but referee Underhill finally brought proceedings to a close after two added minutes.
Manager Malpas accepted that the game could have been beyond reach by half time but was pleased with the efforts made in the second period. We move on to