Three Points against Dundee

Last updated : 13 November 2004 By Firparkcorner

Terry chose to start with the same team which delivered the convincing five goal win over Livingston in midweek. This meant that the returning Scott Leitch had to bide his time on the bench while Craigan retained the captain’s armband.

Terry and the ref have a chat
There was little in the way of entertainment in the first forty five minutes. It was a tale of misplaced passed and failed crosses. Nevertheless, Foran’s hard working performance on the right side of midfield was in evidence early on when a neat inside pass from Clarkson sent him tearing down the touchline. Souter had to rob Clarkson of the return cross at the near post.

There were some half chances at either end. O’Donnell struck one high into the South Stand from inside the box then Quinn had to recover Marshall’s blushes after his spilled save allowed the ball to trickle towards the goal line.

The opener could have come at either end but Clarkson grabbed his chance when the Dundee defence failed to clear and the striker bundled the ball over from close in.

Foran opened the second half with a fierce shot which Souter tipped post the post.

The second arrived in fifty two minutes when Foran’s headed effort landed at Paterson’s feet. His effort was met by Smith but the eagled eyed assistant, encouraged by the East Stand fans, charged up his line and the referee had no alternative but to award the goal.

The sun shines on Fir Park

The visitors never looked like making a comeback. They huffed and puffed but never threatened. Foran provided the third when his deep cross was headed home by Paterson.

Leitch replaced O’Donnell, Fagan came on for Fitzpatrick before Wright gave the crowd the chance to thank Foran for his efforts two minutes from the end.