It was a perfect day for football, warm, dry, no wind. The 'Well fans who turned up hoping to see the 'young team' were not only disappointed at the team selection but also disappointed at the result. We have now scored one goal in five games!
The line up had three changes from last week's outing to the Arabs. Okoli's red card cost him a place, Pearson moved to the bench and Lasley was dropped. Jon Connolly kept his place to make a home debut and Kevin Twaddle kept the captain's band.
We faced the thousand or so away fans in the first half and the game got under way. There was not a lot in the way of blood and thunder but plenty of neat passing moves to entertain the home support.
An early warning that lapses in defence would be punished came in three minutes when Jon Connolly was tested from close in. It was to be the first of several good stops.
In eighteen minutes Twaddle was set free up left wing and from an acute angle shot against the bar but the Dons kept having good chances which slipped wide until in thirty minutes a Sravrum curling left foot shot from inside the box gave Connolly no chance.
Shortly before the break Elliott found the ball at his feet in the six yard box but his net bound shot was deflected for a corner.
Fifteen minutes into the second half we went two down when Winters lobbed the ball into the net. Mio (in charge of the dugout today) brought on Ramsay for Townsley in the hope of altering the balance and later Pearson and McFadden were given a run. But we never looked like pulling the game back.
The few chances made were two headers from Elliott. He almost got one back from a corner but his header flew over the bar. The crowd started to filter out with fifteen minutes left.
The season is beginning to peter out with a whimper and it's hard to see more than three thousand appearing for the last home game unless St Mirren have kept the relegation issue alive.
Corrigan Kemble Oueifio Hammell
Harvey (S71Pearson ) Chiba Townsley (S63 Ramsay) Elliott
Wood(S 76 McFadden ) Twaddle
Subs unused:Woods Adams
Referee I Fyfe
Motherwell 0 Aberdeen 2
5 May 2001
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