Motherwell 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (SPL)


Motherwell 

2 - 2

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, May 3rd, 2003
Fir Park. Att. 9,056
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stephen Pearson (11)
Tony Vaughan (85)
Charlie Miller (49)
Jim McIntyre (81)

Team Managers
Terry Butcher Ian McCall

Starting Eleven
Stevie Woods
Martyn Corrigan
David Partridge
Tony Vaughan
Steven Hammell
James McFadden
Scott Leitch
Derek Adams
Stephen Pearson
David Clarkson
Steven Craig
Alan Combe .22
Jim Paterson .11
Danny Griffin .4
Stuart Duff .15
David McCracken .24
Andy Tod .18
Gary Bollan .6
Craig Easton .7
Charlie Miller .8
Derek Lilley .9
Jim McIntyre .10

Bench
Jamie Ewings
Richard Offiong
Dirk Lehmann
Kevin McDonald
Dougie Ramsay
Paul Gallacher .1
Jim Lauchlan .6
Mark Wilson .27
Russell Latapy .21
Billy Dodds .14

Substitutions
Richard Offiong for Steven Craig (69)
Dirk Lehmann for David Clarkson (89)
Jim Lauchlan for David McCracken (45)
Billy Dodds for Derek Lilley (76)
Mark Wilson for Danny Griffin (88)

Cautions
Tony Vaughan (44)
Derek Adams (70)
Craig Easton (32)
David McCracken (37)
Andy Tod (43)
Charlie Miller (59)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)



Match Report


For the visit to Fir Park, Alan Combe replaced Paul Gallacher in goal, while Russell Latapy and Mark Wilson dropped to the bench, replaced by Gary Bollan and Craig Easton.

James McFadden shot wide in the opening minute for Motherwell before a Stephen Pearson free kick provided a threat minutes later, dealt with by the United back line. Moments later, McFadden nearly scored at the wrong end, nodding a Stuart Duff cross just onto the bar and over in what was United's first chance. It was Motherwell who opened the scoring though, on 10 minutes; Pearson latching on to a loose ball from a Derek Adams free kick to knock the ball home. Derek Adams very nearly made it 2-0 with a hooked effort just over the bar soon after. For United, Charlie Miller played a one-two with Jim McIntyre on the edge of the Motherwell area, but his weak shot was held by Steve Woods. With three minutes of the half remaining, Jim Paterson sent over a fine cross for Miller, but the midfielder directed his header over the bar.

Five minutes from the restart, United equalised. Waltzing past the Motherwell defence, Charlie Miller carried a loose ball forward into the box before clipping the ball into the top corner with the outside of his left foot. A spectacular goal! Woods was called into action again soon after producing saves from McIntyre and Paterson to prevent an away lead. On the hour mark, a Paterson effort is beaten away by Woods. After an hour, both sides were pushing to take the lead, resulting in end to end action and chances fall to McFadden for Motherwell and Andy Tod for United. Attacking changes for both sides resulting in a free flowing game as McFadden again shot wide for Motherwell before Richard Offiong also missed the target for Motherwell. The breakthrough came for United on 83 minutes though, when Jim McIntyre won space in the box before firing an unstoppable shot past Woods. United's joy was short lived, however, as Tony Vaughan bundled a Pearson corner home just two minutes later to level again. The remainder of the match and stoppage time heralded no further goals and a good game of football ended with both sides taking a point.



Squad Statistics (as at May 3rd, 2003)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)29 3 - 82 -
David McCracken21 291642
Jim Paterson23 36 - 1055
Stuart Duff21 35 - 44 -
Gary Bollan30 10 - 674
Danny Griffin25 141705
Andy Tod31 102102
Charlie Miller27 36210513
Craig Easton24 38123217
Derek Lilley29 3548817
Jim McIntyre30 3585814
Mark Wilson (sub)18 281301
Jim Lauchlan (sub)26 26 - 943
Billy Dodds (sub)34 1326829






League Table (as at May 3rd, 2003)


No league table has been added for this season.