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League (Premier Division)
Gary McSwegan (5)
||Mitchell van der Gaag (76)|
Mitchell van der Gaag
Neil Duffy for Grant Johnson (63)
Robbie Winters for Ray McKinnon (80)
Steve McMillan for John Hendry (32)
Alex Burns for Tommy Coyne (61)
Greig Denham (9)
Eddie May (45)
George Simpson (Peterhead) (Referee)
A great start to United's new campaign on their return to the Premier Division wasn't capitalised upon. With the Motherwell defence caught napping, Gary McSwegan sent a diving header past Scott Howie from Ray McKinnon's free kick to make it 1-0 in five minutes. More chances fell United's way, but they failed to take them and midway through the half, the visitors finally came to life. Only a finger-tip save by Ally Maxwell kept out Billy Davies first time shot through a ruck of players. However, the move of the match ended when Gary McSwegan shot past after great work by Dave Bowman and Owen Coyle.
The Motherwell goal survived a couple of goalmouth scrambles at the start of the second half, and Billy Davies again tested Ally Maxwell when he powered in a free-kick, but the United 'keeper blocked his effort. Although United were dictating play, Motherwell broke to the other end and after a brief spell of pressure, and Mitchell van der Gaag hooked in a McMillan cross from ten yards to score a goal which had looked beyond the visitors. Both sides had chances before the end. Substitute Alex Burns going close for Motherwell whilst Neil Duffy just failed to make it a scoring debut, heading a Robbie Winters cross from the right the wrong side of the far post. In the end, United had to make do with a point on their return to the Premier Division.
|Ally Maxwell (GK)||31||1||-||44||-|
|Neil Duffy (sub)||29||1||-||1||-|
|Robbie Winters (sub)||21||1||-||60||12|
No league table has been added for this season.