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League (Premier Division)
Mixu Paatelainen (50)
||Ray Farningham (62)|
Joe McLeod for Mixu Paatelainen (72)
Miodrag Krivokapić for Ian McPhee (77)
Gordon Mair for Bobby Russell (85)
Dougie Arnott for Paul Kinnaird (88)
Dave Bowman (33)
John Clark (75)
Steve Kirk (75)
Steve Cowan (89)
Jim Renton (Cowdenbeath) (Referee)
Failure to convert our chances was undoubtedly the root cause of us dropping a point to a stuffy Motherwell side which earned its fifth consecutive draw. Evidence of our problem cropped up three times in the first twenty two minutes. After five minutes Jim McInally swung a high cross to the far post and although Kevin Gallacher's header was on target, Duncan made a tremendous save. The Motherwell 'keeper then thwarted John Clark whose powerful grounder from a Kevin Gallacher cut-back looked a certain goal. A couple of minutes later Ian McPhee's free-kick was headed goalwards by Mixu Paatelainen, but Duncan pushed the ball round the post for a corner. After repelling our early pressure Motherwell stepped up their attacking efforts and Cowan shot wide before a Kirk volley from 25 yards struck the outside of the post. Four minutes before half-time a Paul Kinnaird chip was plucked out of the air by Billy Thomson as Motherwell finished the half on top.
Five minutes into the second half however, we took the lead. Paul Hegarty's header found John Clark and though Duncan managed to block his fierce drive, the ball fell to Mixu Paatelainen and the Finn had no problems in stroking the ball into the empty net. The goal boosted our confidence and we created several chances in rapid succession. Mixu Paatelainen headed over; an Ian McPhee shot was too high; and then Kevin Gallacher's brilliant reverse pass found Jim McInally in space, but his shot slipped agonisingly past the far post. We were punished for all those missed opportunities in the 62nd minute when Paul Kinnaird won possession out on the left and his cut-back from the bye-line was turned in by Ray Farningham. There was little by way of threat on either goal in the remaining period although Jim McInally did send in a powerful drive three minutes from the end, but it was straight at Duncan.
|Billy Thomson (GK)||30||19||-||183||-|
|Miodrag Krivokapić (sub)||29||7||-||7||-|
|Joe McLeod (sub)||20||3||-||19||2|
No league table has been added for this season.