The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
With injury and suspension causing so many call-offs, our team resembled something of a shadow squad. However, we started well enough and Ian McPhee almost put us ahead after 21 minutes with a 25 yarder which skimmed the bar. Thirteen minutes later we took the lead. Iain Ferguson laid the ball into Joe McLeod path and the youngster's shot from an acute angle went in via the far post. Two minutes form half-time 'Well equalised. We falled to clear our lines and Kirk's cross into.the box was picked up by Steve Cowan who wheeled and smashed a tremendous shot into the top left hand corner. Three minutes into the second half 'Well went ahead when Steve Kirk followed up to finish a rebound off the crossbar after a Mair cross took a deflection off Gary McGinnis. Within a minute we were level, Ian McPhee curling in a free kick which John Clark rose high to head past Duncan from close-in. The burst of scoring continued, however, and Hamish French put through his own goal a minute later following a Mair corner. The closest we came to an equaliser was a Jim McInally shot which went inches wide and Motherwell struck again in the final minute when Steve Kirk won the ball and ran on to beat Alan Main.