'Well Lose to Livi

Last updated : 16 August 2003 By Firparkcorner

The team was boosted by the return of Keith Lasley to the right wing but James McFadden was absent after picking up an injury in training.  Even the most optimistic ‘Well fan would admit that Faddy’s absence made our task harder and throughout the match we struggled to create chances.


Hammy's free kick hit the bar.
The first half was comprised fairly even end to end stuff although the home side did have the slightly better chances.  Marshall had to look sharp on a couple of occasions to hold long range shots and when he missed a cross we were fortunate that the eventual shot was put into the side netting.


It was not all one way traffic though and when young Kenny Wright received the ball to feet he showed lots of promise.  Sadly the final ball was never quite there for him and the only time Alan Main was really concerned was when Hammell smacked a curling free kick off the bar.


We had a lucky escape at the start of the second half when Marshall spilled an easy looking shot but he recovered well to block the rebound.  From then on we enjoyed our best spell of the game but typically chances were few and far between.  Clarkson may have been bumped in the box by Andrews and after good work from Pearo, Lasley missed a great chance to cross to unmarked men at the back post. 


With fifteen minutes to go we were doing marginally more attacking but that was to prove our downfall.  Pearson’s overly ambitious ball drew Corrigan out of position and Livi took a quick throw to break down the right.  Three men followed Pasqueillini and astonishingly none of them to put in a decent tackle.  The Argentinian dug out an excellent left foot cross which found Derek Lilley in acres of space and he bulleted a header into the top corner.


We huffed and puffed for fifteen minutes but never looked like scoring.  Our best chance came after a neat passing move on the edge of the box but Rubio was on hand to block Wright’s shot. 


So, two games, no goals and two defeats.  Things are looking very bleak indeed.