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Motherwell 0 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM         Young 83.  
Attendance: 6,680
Venue: Fir Park, Motherwell
Derek Young Goal Wins it at the Death
A last gasp strike by Don's striker Derek Young gave Aberdeen a well-earned three points this afternoon. Despite neither team coming particularly close in what was a pretty dull affair at Fir Park, the Don's fighting spirit kept them going and helped them on to what is an important three-points.

Arild Stavrum came close to giving Aberdeen the perfect start after just two minutes, when his low drive was well saved by ex-Rangers and Scotland international Andy Goram. The next real chance came some half an hour later, when Thomas Solberg had a header go over from a corner kick. Darren Mackie showed a brilliant fighting spirit throughout, and he forced Well keeper Andy Goram into a rushed clearance that resulted in a Don's corner, which came to nothing.
Aberdeen came close again just two minutes after the interval, when a teasing cross from striker Robbie Winters caused panic in the Motherwell defence, until Greig Strong finally cleared. Motherwell nearly made it 1-0 moments later, when John Spencer had a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Rachid Balabed.

In the 53rd minute Kevin Mcnaughton had a shot well saved, and in the 72nd minute, Derek Young produced a brilliant shot that was equally well saved by Goram. Aberdeen persisted to pressurise the Well defence, and just as it looked like ending in a 0-0 bore draw, DEREK YOUNG persisted after good work from Winters and McNaughton, and finally netted to make it 1-0 to Aberdeen.

Motherwell Teamsheet: 


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Preece, Rowson, McNaughton, Solberg, McAllister, Whyte, Mackie (Young 78), Belabed, Winters, Stavrum (Lilley 90), Guntveit.

Unused Subs: Dow, Clark, Esson.

Bookings:  Belabed,  Rowson.

Referee: T. M. McCurry, Glasgow

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