'Well Earn a Point against Dunfermline

Last updated : 02 March 2005 By Firparkcorner

It took a while for the game to get going (though some suggest that it never did). A good volley was blocked by Partridge early on and this heralded the first attacking foray by Dunfermline. However, we managed to scramble away the resulting two corners.

It was then the turn of the visitors to threaten but McDonald was correctly ruled offside before knocking in the rebound after
Hamilton’s header.

The Pars then squandered the best chance of the half when Mason snatched his shot wide from 18 yards when he should have done better. The final opportunity of the half fell to Motherwell when Hammell intercepted the ball in midfield and surged forward. Sadly, his low shot did not trouble Stillie in the Dunferline goal.

We made the better start in the second half but both McDonald and Paterson could only watch as their shots drifted over the bar. Dunfermline rarely threatened but Marshall had to look lively to fist a straightforward shot over the bar.

Both teams pressed forward towards the end of the game but chances were few and far between. Kinniburgh replaced Craigan (must have been an injury) and with five minutes remaining Foran come on for McBride. We had to endure a nailbiting finish as the Pars forced a series of corners as the clock ran down but Willie Young’s final whistle signalled a share of the points.

We can be satisfied with the night’s work. The team did not look happy on the artificial surface and with the other results being favourable it looks like a point gained rather than two points lost.

We’ll get our three points against United on Saturday with any luck!