Super 'Well Stroll It

Last updated : 18 April 2004 By Firparkcorner

The Bellshill and Mossend Flag on show
Barry John Corr was promoted to the starting line up at a cold, wet and windy Pittodrie. Motherwell wore the white strip and looked fairly relaxed as they set about attacking the beach end.

The Dons had a young central defence on show and it did not take too long before we got the breakthough.

Fourteen minutes were on the clock when a Lasley cross into the box was headed by Burns to Craig. Burns moved to collect the return and his shot from eighteen yards beat Preece.

BJ in action
Aberdeen then enjoyed most of the possession but Corr was not troubled by any of their efforts – though the woodwork came to his aid on one occasion.

We almost extended the lead when Craig broke through to fire a shot at the keeper. The rebound was collected and he managed to square the ball but it flew past Lasley who was on hand at the far post.

Half time hot drinks were needed to revive the travelling support who were exposed to the biting breeze throughout the afternoon.

Hammell cleared off the line after a corner and Corr had to throw himself down to parry a Morrison shot for a corner. But Burns then had a couple of easy chances to score his second.

The first followed a wonderful one-two with
Adams which then saw him pass the keeper then find the side net. A couple of minutes later he broke through the centre of the defence and had only Preece to beat but the keeper got a touch and we got a corner.

Clarkson replaced Burns with ten minutes remaining. Rutkiewicz soon up ended the substitute but. Hammell’s attempt from the free kick flew high.

As the fourth official showed the board to add three additional minutes we raced up the park and Adams sent a peach of a pass to Craig who collected inside the box. His shot found the net and the game was settled.

The home support disappeared. In contrast the ‘Well fans were on their feet applauding a yet another fine performance in the
granite city. Three games against them this season produced nine points and a six-nil aggregate.

A win against
Dunfermline next week will see us take fourth spot in the league.