Motherwell 2
Dundee Utd 0
League (Premier Division)


Motherwell 

2 - 0

Dundee Utd


League (Premier Division)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1993
Fir Park. Att. 3,783
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Stevie Kirk (4)
Paul McGrillen (88)
None.

Team Managers
Tommy McLean Jim McLean

Starting Eleven
Sieb Dijkstra
Luc Nijholt
Jim Griffin
Brian Martin
John Philliben
Neil Simpson
Stevie Kirk
Jamie Dolan
Joe McLeod
Phil O'Donnell
Davie Cooper
Alan Main
Mark Perry
Dave Narey
Maurice Malpas
Gary Bollan
Grant Johnson
Jim McInally
John Clark
Billy McKinlay
Paddy Connolly
Scott Crabbe

Bench
Elroy Kromheer
Paul McGrillen
Christian Dailly
David Hannah

Substitutions
Paul McGrillen for Joe McLeod (60)
Elroy Kromheer for Jamie Dolan (76)
Christian Dailly for Grant Johnson (59)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Bill Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)



Match Report


Our thrice postponed match at Fir Park had an all too familiar ring to it as we concede an early goal, dominate thereafter, but then fail to hit the target. The irritating habit of losing an early goal struck after a mere four minutes play. Davie Cooper threaded the ball through the Tangerines back four to Steve Kirk who looked suspiciously offside, but was not penalised and he rounded Alan Main to roll the ball into an empty net. We were unlucky not to draw level 20 minutes later when Grant Johnson and Paddy Connolly both had shots blocked and with Dykstra stranded out of his goal, Mark Perry headed narrowly past. The game was a story of United pressure with only occasional offensive forays by the home side as Motherwell defended in depth.

Events in the 68th minute led United supporters to believe that it was just going to be one of those nights. Scott Crabbe's snap shot at the near post hit the bar and the ball fell to Christian Dailly, but hesitancy cost him a scoring chance and Paddy Connolly sent the ball whistling narrowly over the bar. Griffin then struck the woodwork at the other end and twice Jim McInally cleared off the line as Motherwell settled and the home side removed any doubts about the result when Paul McGrillen struck with an angular drive two minutes from the end. A fourth league defeat in five outings came as a bitter blow to our European aspirations, particularly, as against Hearts, we had the lion's share of possession.



Squad Statistics (as at February 2nd, 1993)


1992-93 All Time
Age
Alan Main (GK)25 32 - 137 -
Gary Bollan19 111262
Mark Perry21 8181
Maurice Malpas30 30 - 56919
Dave Narey36 17 - 84636
John Clark28 27129633
Grant Johnson20 172273
Billy McKinlay23 2331738
Jim McInally28 29429319
Paddy Connolly22 3097519
Scott Crabbe24 123123
Christian Dailly (sub)19 5 - 397






League Table (as at February 2nd, 1993)


No league table has been added for this season.