Lack of firepower up front and an inability to convert a few straightforward headers meant that we came away from Aberdeen empty handed despite playing lots of good football.
After the opening ten minutes most 'Well fans would have settled happily for a one-nil defeat. Keeper Brown had made two superb saves in the first two minutes and the defence looked distinctly unsettled.
Worse was to follow as Dadi gave the Dons the lead inside the first ten minutes. He took the goal well though Strong may have been guilty of giving the striker too much room.
Heads up in the box!
We then took control and for the next hour looked the better team. We had several good passing moves which led to half chances.
Both Strong and Adams had headed opportunities in the first half and Elliott had a good header saved after a smashing cross from Twaddle.
There were not so many chances in the second half. Eric Black replaced Pearson with Deloumeaux and moved Corrigan into the midfield. Nicholas replaced Twaddle but the flowing, passing moves of the first half were missing.
In a five minute spell shortly before the end the Dons looked like they would extend their lead but we held out.
Into injury time and Karl Ready had a chance to get the leveller. The away fans rose as he did, six yards out with an unmarked header but the Dons' keeper palmed the ball away and with it went our last hope of a point.
Our French defender had little to do but acquitted himself well. What was more obvious was the lack of punch up front. Kelly pulled a hamstring at training midweek and we missed him. Adams tried to fill his role but was a poor substitute. His holding play was poor and he was not effective in the air.
Still, we can take heart from the overall performance and should travel to Kilmarnock next week with some confidence.