Half Time 0-0The Dons restarted on the offensive and Jarvie narrowly failed to make contact with Stuart Kennedy's fast cross. McAdam replaced Stevens in the Motherwell ranks. The home team kept up the pressure but it was proving difficult to break down the visiting defence. In an attempt to change the pattern of attack Arthur Graham took on a roving role. He was involved in a clever move with five other players, the culmination of which was a terrific shot by Smith from outside the penalty box, which struck the crossbar. By this time it was one-way traffic towards Rennie's goal. Harper and Scott narrowly missed from Dom Sullivan's crosses and, at last, the Dons broke the deadlock in 64 minutes when a long ball found Scott in the penalty box and he headed on to Jarvie, who neatly side-stepped Rennie to shoot home. O'Rourke then replaced Pettigrew. The Dons went two up in 71 minutes when MacLean threw a long ball to Scott who, in turn, transferred it to Graham. Arthur passed to Smith who slipped it to Sullivan and the winger unleashed a tremendous drive past Rennie. In an isolated breakaway McAdam should have scored but he blasted the ball over from 12 yards. Harper got his name on the score-sheet five minutes from time with a superb third goal. Scott made progress on the right and swept the ball across goal for the in-rushing striker to bullet the ball into the net from close range. Against the run of play Motherwell scored a consolation goal in the dying seconds through O'Rourke. The Dons had certainly 'turned on the heat' in the second half for a deserved victory.
Source: Match Programme, 13th April 1996