Motherwell 1 Dundee United 1
Report of match 6th May 2006
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Match report from the afternoon away draw versus MotherwellAll the talk before this game was about the future of Well manager Terry Butcher, will he be heading to Australia or not?
It was hard to tell as he barked his orders from the sideline as he had done every week in the previous four years.
The game itself lived up to its billing of an end of season affair, with neither side really troubling the keeper in the first half. Although Martyn Corrigan went close for Well late in the half as he tried to get on the end of a David Clarkson cross.
At the other end Miller's header from a McIntyre cross left sub keeper Colin Meldrum, who had just replace the injured Smith, stranded before crashing off the bar for Well to clear.
We did finally get a goal on 58 minutes and a bizarre one it was! Paul Quinn burst into the box and his progress was halted by Charlie Mulgrew for a penalty.
Jim Hamilton's effort was saved by Craig Samson diving to his right, the ball cannoned off the post and back across goal. Kevin McBride reacted quickly to backheel the ball back into the path of Hamilton who poked home at the near post.
Just as it looked as though Well would hold on United stunned them with an equaliser, when Collin Samuel held off Bobby Donnelly to drill a low shot past Meldrum from eight yards with only four minutes left on the clock.
|Competition: Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier Date: Saturday, 6th May 2006 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Fir Park|
|1 - 1||Dundee Utd.
|15||Graeme Smith (Meldrum 32)||5|
|2||Martyn Corrigan (McBride 34)||5|
|22||William Kinniburgh (Donnelly 55)||6|
|18||Colin Meldrum (Smith 32)||6|
|27||Bobby Donnelly (Kinniburgh 55)||6|
|17||Kevin McBride (Corrigan 34)||6|
|6||Charlie Mulgrew (Easton 72)||6|
|10||Jim McIntyre (Goodwillie 73)||6|
|20||David Fernandez (Samuel 64)||6|
|30||William Easton (Mulgrew 72)|
|21||Collin Samuel (Fernandez 64)||7|
|36||David Goodwillie (McIntyre 73)|
|Motherwell cards shown|
|86 mins||Paul Quinn||Unsporting behaviour|
|86 mins||Kevin McBride||Dissent|
|Dundee Utd. cards shown|
|69 mins||Stuart Duff||Unsporting behaviour|