Only One Point Against Dundee

Last updated : 28 September 2002 By Firparkcorner

The equaliser!
Pearson returned to the midfield replacing Scott Leitch (who must have sustained an injury against East Fife). Ramsay started in the absence of Sengewald, Ferguson was given his first SPL start up front with Lehmann and Faddy moved back to forward midfield.

Special mention has to be made about the marvellous performance of Martyn Corrigan. He commanded the centre of defence, made many telling passes and several outstanding runs into opposition territory. This season he has become a mainstay of the team and his form has delighted the fans.

We lost an early goal against the run of play. Pearson lost possession on the halfway line (with no other player in attendance), Hammell made his only error of the game by diving in and failing to get the ball and Woods attempt to punch the resulting cross made no contact leaving Lovell with an easy header at the post.

Flying Lehmann
Later, MacFadden said that the team were ‘gutted’ to be behind at the break. We had most of the possession but few scoring chances in the first half. Lots of good passing moves together with many long balls to Dirk Lehmann ensured that most of the play was in the last third of the park but we failed to convert.

The floodlights came on as the second half started and the pattern of the game remained unchanged. Twenty seconds after the kick off saw Pearson in the box. His cut back to Ferguson caused confusion close in and we almost were level.

The equaliser came in the fifty third minute and all three forwards played a part. Ferguson found himself on the Main Sand side of the park in front if the ‘Well fans in the Cooper Stand. His chipped cross was dummied by Lehmann (well, in truth, the ball was too high for him but the defenders did not know that!) and it found the head of Faddy who wasted no time in sending it into the net.

Everyone in the stadium expected that we would go on to take the lead but despite constant probing the goal did not materialise.

We had no failures on the park and we’ll play worse and win games. Terry will take heart from the spirit shown and the confident nature of much of our possession play.

Bring on the Dons next week.

Have a look at the SPL table.