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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Motherwell

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Motherwell

Premier Division
Aberdeen scorers: Windass 63, Jess 81, Jess 85 (Pen).

27/12/1997 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen presented manager Alex Miller with a belated Christmas present when they beat Motherwell 3-0 in front of 13,000 fans at Pittodrie to record only their fifth league victory of the season.

Dean Windass opened the scoring and two late goals by Eion Jess sealed victory for the Dons.
All the scoring came in the second period after a goalless first half which saw Billy Dodds, Jess abd Windass all miss chances to go in at the break with their noses in front.

On 63 minutes the Dons went ahead and never looked back. A Kiriakov run ended with the Bulgarian setting up Windass who ran diagonally to the 18-yard line before firing a low shot past keeper Stephen Woods.

Goal number two came with seven minutes remaining when Paul Bernard fed the ball to Jess who rounded Woods before slotting the ball home from 10 yards.

Mike Newell replaced Billy Dodds in the 85th minute and his first involvement in the match came in 87 minutes when he was pulled down in the box by Well defender Brian Martin. Jess then sent Woods the wrong way from the Penalty spot.

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Leighton, Bernard, Whyte, O'Neil, Inglis, Smith, Kiriakov, Jess, Windass (Gillies 84), Dodds (Newell 85), Glass (Miller 76).
Motherwell Teamsheet
Moods, May, McMillan, Newman, Martin, Philiben, Hendry (Weir 77), Shivute, Coyne, McSkimming (Davies 77), Coyle Unused Subs: Christie

Bookings:  Newman 75,   Martin 86
Attendance: 13,038
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: R. Tait, East Kilbride