Motherwell 2
Dundee Utd 1
League (Premier Division)


Motherwell 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 18th, 1995
Fir Park. Att. 4,457
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Maurice Malpas 

Team Managers
Alex McLeish

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Kelham O'Hanlon
Christian Dailly
Maurice Malpas
Gordan Petrić
Brian Welsh
Dave Bowman
David Hannah
Billy McKinlay
Jim McInally
Scott Crabbe
Sérgio Gomes

Bench
None. Stuart Garden
Jerren Nixon
Craig Brewster

Substitutions
None. Craig Brewster for Sérgio Gomes
Jerren Nixon for Scott Crabbe

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Bonkle) (Referee)




Match Report


Acting manager Gordon Wallace said in the run up to this match that his first team selection wouldn't show a great variation from Ivan Golac's last choice and that proved to be the case with a change in substitute goalkeeper - Stuart Garden for Henrik Jorgensen - the only alteration from the side which lost at Tynecastle!

Unfortunately, it failed to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat, though encouragingly, the side battled well after, not for the first time this season, conceding two bad goals. Early notice of the problems United were to face came after eight minutes when a cross found McMillan in space, but Kelham'O'Hanlon made an absolutely magnificent save to scoop the Motherwell defender's header over the bar.

Apart from that early scare United's containing game held Motherwell pretty well in check, though it took Jim McInally to keep the scores level in 27 minutes as he scooped away a deflected Martin shot off the line. Ten minutes from the interval, Kelham O'Hanlon was again United's saviour, palming a Burns shot on the turn found his near post.

Heavy snow had begun to fall just before half-time, though conditions weren't as bad as at Rugby Park a fortnight previously. The snow abated, but United's problems piled up on them nine minutes into the second half when Martin's high ball was back-headed by Alex Burns and the ball sailed over Kelham O'Hanlon's outstretched arm as it looped into the net.

Three minutes later and Lambert's freekick from the left found Dougie Arnott completely unmarked and his header from six yards left Ketham O'Hanlon helpless and United two down. To their credit, United fought back with skipper Maurice Malpas leading by example. He picked the ball up just outside the box before sweeping the ball home from 20 yards. Immediately, Gordon Wallace made a double substitution, Nixon and Brewster, replacing Crabbe and Sergio. Kelham O'Hanlon pulled off a flying save from Dolan's first time drive from 25 yards, but by now United were in the ascendancy. Twelve minutes from the end, with Motherwell now rattled, Maurice Malpas met Bowman's cross from the right but his diving header whistled past the post.



Squad Statistics (as at March 18th, 1995)


1994-95 All Time
Age
Kelham O'Hanlon (GK)32 25 - 25 -
Maurice Malpas32 31365722
Gordan Petrić25 362713
Christian Dailly21 32413018
Brian Welsh26 31214310
Jim McInally31 25 - 36721
Dave Bowman31 33134212
Billy McKinlay25 29527025
David Hannah21 356548
Scott Crabbe26 5 - 618
Sérgio Gomes25 9292
Jerren Nixon (sub)21 3395510
Craig Brewster (sub)28 3287228






League Table (as at March 18th, 1995)


No league table has been added for this season.