An unchanged ‘Well team in white away strips started the game in the correct frame of mind. They had to withstand some early pressure and a slip up by Quinn caused a scare.
There was little in the way of panic style defending though and we tried to play the ball from deep. The pressing game began to push Rangers back and half chances started to appear on the break. We managed a couple of corners and began to frustrate the big home support. The hardy band of supporters in the away end began to be heard more and more.
All the same, it was big Marshall who was the busier keeper by the time the half time whistle arrived to give Terry Butcher a chance to explain the second half tactics.
Not surprisingly we concentrated on getting men behind the ball and when the opportunity presented itself we moved up on the break.
Scott McDonald replaced Alex Burns with just under twenty minutes remaining but the pattern of the game did not change. Stout ‘Well defending as the home side began to get frustrated at their lack of progress began to offer the hope that we might escape with a point.
However, in eighty two minutes Averladze burst our bubble and brought some life to the home crowd. A hard working, determined effort probably deserved a point. Our defence played well and we had the worried and frustrated.
Bollan replaced Leitch as the game entered the closing stages and we managed a chance or two at the death but without success.
Twenty games gone in this season’s campaign, we have twenty four points and are in the top six (just!). Not bad at all. ‘Well played lads.