'Well Fail to Find Killer Touch
Report of match Dundee 2 Motherwell 1 played 12th February 2005
Motherwell managed to lose at Dundee despite controlling the game for long periods. Failure to convert all but one of the many first half chances eventually cost us the game and we lost 2-1.
Hamilton and Quinn joined the starting eleven while Foran found a place on the bench. Corrigan (complete with cast) and Kerr joined the team for the warm up.
Paterson has a first half chance
We dominated the first half and should have been ahead at the break. Indeed, we should have taken the lead inside the first minute when McDonald and McBride combined from the six yard line to see three shots blocked.
O’Donnell almost strolled the ball into the net but failed to navigate his way around the keeper.
McDonald scored with less than five minutes of the half remaining. He collected a through ball close to the middle of the eighteen yard line and slipped it into the corner.
The fourth official had shown the board for added time when Lovell scored the equaliser. Our inability to punish the opposition when chances presented themselves was to cost and we fell behind five minutes into the second half.
Again it was Lovell who scored. His initial attempt was blocked but despite the attentions of Marshall and Quinn the grounded striker was able poke the ball into the net.
We continued our onslaught and both Hamilton and McDonald came close with shots and headers. With twenty minutes remaining Foran replaced
The balance of the game was became clear when
The most frustrating aspect of the game was that we played well. Lots of passing movements and plenty of effort bore no fruit. Maybe we’ll get the rub of the green against Hibs on Tuesday!
|Competition: Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier Date: Saturday, 12th February 2005 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Dens Park|
Lovell 45, 55
|2 - 1||Motherwell
|7||Glen Atle Larsen|
|18||Jim Paterson (Foran 70)||7|
|16||Jim Hamilton (Clarkson 87)||6|
|12||David Clarkson (Hamilton 87)|
|9||Richie Foran (Paterson 70)||4|
|Dundee cards shown|
|Motherwell cards shown|