Super 'Well Rout the Dons

Last updated : 15 December 2007 By Firparkcorner

We started the game at a blistering pace and were two up in twelve minutes. McGhee has talked often about using our high energy to secure a two goal cushion which we protect in the second half. The plan worked perfectly today.

Moonshine at Fir park
The opener came from a penalty when Hughes was bundled at the end of a smashing move. It started with Smith firing a long ball to Quinn on the right wing at the halfway line. His good control helped him make progress and his pass was fed on to Hughes who charged into the box. McCormack fired confidently to the kepeper's right and we were on or way.

A couple of minutes later saw McCormack cutting through the defence after more slick passing. He rounded Langfield on the left but could only find the side net with his effort.

couldn't make much of their limited possession but any threat was quickly snuffed out by back four. Reynolds made a fine block and later Smith contributed with a fine save at close range.

The second came when McGarry got on the end of a chipped cross from Quinn. The right back had another excellent game and his contributions to the first two goals were vital. The Dons came into the game for a while but there were no clear cut chances.

McCormack scored the third when he rounded Langfield on the right side a minute before the break. His angled was even tighter than before but he found the net to seal the game with forty five minutes to spare.

McCormack's penalty

Clarkson spend more of his time wide on the right midfield position but both he and McGarry took every opportunity of moving into forward positions when we were in possession. The flexibility we have must be a real headache for opposing teams and the players are oozing confidence and relishing their work.

By way of a contrast the second have was less explosive. We have a few chances but more time was devoted to thwarting the increasingly desperate attempts by Aberdeen to get back into the game. We defended the set pieces well and, again, Smith make a few telling stops.

McGhee was able to say afterwards that we had played as well, if not better, earlier in the season but he pointed out that there were some great individual efforts and it was a great team performance.