Motherwell 2
Dundee Utd 2
League (SPL)


Motherwell 

2 - 2

Dundee Utd


League (SPL)
Saturday, August 7th, 1999
Fir Park. Att. 6,791
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Lee McCulloch (17)
Lee McCulloch (36)
Billy Dodds (pen.) (69)
Joaquim Ferraz (80)

Team Managers
Billy Davies Paul Sturrock

Starting Eleven
Andy Goram
Michel Doesburg
Tony Thomas
Shaun Teale
Steve McMillan
Rob Matthaei
Ged Brannan
Simo Valakari
John Spencer
Don Goodman
Lee McCulloch
Alan Combe .1
Magnus Sköldmark .8
Siggi Jónsson .6
David Worrell .20
Jason De Vos .5
Bernard Pascual .2
Jim Paterson .18
David Hannah .4
Hugh Davidson .26
Steven Thompson .19
Billy Dodds .14

Bench
Stevie Woods
Derek Townsley
Derek Adams
Jamie McGowan
Stevie Nicholas
Paul Gallacher .13
Maurice Malpas .3
Craig Easton .7
Alex Mathie .9
Joaquim Ferraz .10

Substitutions
Stevie Nicholas for John Spencer (85) Joaquim Ferraz for Steven Thompson (60)
Craig Easton for David Worrell (85)

Cautions
Lee McCulloch (13)
Don Goodman (49)
Siggi Jónsson (49)

Red Cards
Don Goodman (90) None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


Two goals down at the interval, even the most fervent United supporter would not have given a lot for his side's chances, but the new found resolve evident against Dundee, once more came to the fore as we fought back to gain a deserved point. The less said about the first half, the better. Suffice to say, there was hardly a credible attempt on goal to report, and we could have no complaints at the two goal interval deficit! Some quick-thinking by Valakari was responsible Motherwell's opener. His swiftly taken free-kick
picked out McCulloch and he drilled the ball just inside the far post. The same player also scored the home side's second when McMillan, at the far post, scooped the ball back across goal for McCulloch to force home a header from close in. McCulloch was unlucky not to have gone in at the interval with a hat-trick to his credit, having hit the base of the post and seen David Worrell clear his follow up effort off the line between his two strikes. Much more purposeful after the interval, Magnus Skoldmark was unlucky to see his first time shot deflected for a corner as United turned up the heat on the Motherwell defence. However, all hopes of a come-back were almost dashed when Goodwin caught Alan Combe in possession. He cut the ball back to Spencer whose shot fortunately clipped the top of the bar with the goal at his mercy. Otherwise, the second half was dominated by United. Goram tipped a netbound Billy Dodds curler over before we finally got back into the game. As against Dundee, the introduction of Joaquim Ferraz was to prove crucial. Shortly after replacing Steven Thompson, he was impeded in the penalty box by Mathie, going for a David Worrell cross. Billy Dodds blasted home our first spot kick award of the season to put United right back in the match. Eight minutes from the end, the Portuguese striker capped our impressive second half performance with a terrific equaliser. David Hannah crossed from the left and Ferraz sent in a looping header from 12 yards which evaded Goram's out-stretched arm. We might even have won the game in the closing minutes, but a draw was probably a fair result after coming back from a seemingly hopeless position at
the interval.



Squad Statistics (as at August 7th, 1999)


1999-00 All Time
Age
Alan Combe (GK)25 2 - 12 -
Magnus Sköldmark30 21602
Siggi Jónsson32 2 - 371
Jason De Vos25 2 - 33 -
Jim Paterson19 2 - 22 -
David Worrell21 2 - 7 -
Bernard Pascual32 2 - 20 -
Hugh Davidson19 2 - 2 -
David Hannah26 2 - 9413
Billy Dodds30 213918
Steven Thompson20 2 - 343
Craig Easton (sub)20 2 - 763
Joaquim Ferraz (sub)25 2222






League Table (as at August 7th, 1999)


No league table has been added for this season.