Motherwell 3
Dundee 0
League (Premier League)


Motherwell 

3 - 0

Dundee


League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 13th, 2004
Fir Park
Attendance: 4,406
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
David Clarkson (44)
James Paterson (53)
James Paterson (64)
None.

Team Managers
Terry Butchart Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
1. Gordon Marshall
19. Paul Quinn
5. Stephen Craigan
3. Steven Hammell
24. Marc Fitzpatrick
2. Martyn Corrigan
14. David Partridge
10. Phil O'Donnell
18. James Paterson
12. David Clarkson
9. Richie Foran
Derek Soutar .1
Jonay Hernández .16
Tom Hutchinson .4
Stephen McNally .20
Brent Sancho .3
Barry Smith .2
Iain Anderson .11
Mark Fotheringham .8
Fabian Caballero .26
Steve Lovell .9
John Sutton .10

Bench
15. Barry John Corr
16. David Cowan
22. William Kinniburgh
11. Alexander Burns
20. Kenny Wright
8. Scott Leitch
21. Shaun Fagan
Scott Murray
Callum MacDonald .17
Bobby Mann .5
Garry Brady .12
Andrew Reilly .27
Glen Atle Larsen .7

Substitutions
Scott Leitch for Phil O'Donnell (75)
Shaun Fagan for Marc Fitzpatrick (80)
Kenny Wright for Richie Foran (89)
Glen Atle Larsen for Fabian Caballero (65)
Andrew Reilly for Steve Lovell (84)

Cautions
Paul Quinn (73)
David Clarkson (83)
Barry Smith (55)
Jonay Hernández (70)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Charlie Richmond (Referee)
Andrew Seymour & Andy Davis (Assistants)
C. Boyle (Fourth Official)



Match Report


Jim Duffy had called for consistency from his squad ahead of the visit to Fir Park but his cries fell on deaf ears as his defence, which had been the only praiseworthy part of the team in the previous weeks. derby win, let him down here.

Three times a high ball launched to the far post caught out the light and dark blues and three times failure to concentrate cost us dearly.

The first of these goals came right on half time and meant that Dundee went in behind after having slightly the better of the first forty-five minutes.

The opening half hour was flat although there were odd half chances for both teams, but the final fifteen minutes of the first period saw Dundee play much better and they caused the home side a lot of problems.

They came close with a burst into the box and shot from Lovell, and then McNally sent Sutton away down the left, the striker went past the defence and angled in a drive which Marshall could only parry across the face of his goal, Lovell was rushing in to get the final touch and he was just inches away from making contact as Quinn hooked the ball off the line and away to safety.

That was as close as Dundee came during that period of pressure and on the half time break they fell behind in a manner that set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. Steve Hammell curled in a great corner, which was scrambled away from the immediate danger area only for Paterson to nod back across goal for Clarkson to net with a neat header.

Eight minutes after the break they were two behind and this time there was more than a hint of controversy about the goal. A free kick to the back post saw the impressive Ritchie Foran unmarked, but he made a mess of his header that beat Soutar, sending it wide. Barry Smith didn't know that and half cleared the ball, but only as far as Jim Paterson who was lurking with intent ten yards out and he fired in a shot that Smith again cleared off the line, but the far side assistant indicated that the ball had crossed the line and referee Charlie Richmond accepted his advice, indicating a goal as he raced to the centre-circle.

A furious Barry Smith was in close pursuit, but his protestations that the it wasn't a goal fell on deaf ears, though it did earn him a yellow card!

Motherwell began to dominate as Dundee's heads went down and eleven minutes later a harmless looking cross from Quinn inexplicably found Paterson completely unmarked and he had the simple task in heading home past an exposed Soutar.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at November 13th, 2004)


2004-05 All Time
Age
Derek Soutar (GK)23 15 - 16 -
Jonay Hernández25 101842
Tom Hutchinson22 5 - 311
Stephen McNally - 8 - 10 -
Brent Sancho27 14 - 39 -
Barry Smith30 16 - 3644
Iain Anderson27 14316723
Mark Fotheringham20 14 - 434
Fabian Caballero26 6 - 11925
Steve Lovell23 1567727
John Sutton20 165165
Andrew Reilly (sub) - 1 - 1 -
Glen Atle Larsen (sub) - 101101






League Table (as at November 13th, 2004)


No league table has been added for this season.