August 2002 Saturday, August 17
We won 3-0 at Rugby Park today! No time for a full match report as I’m already running late for a wedding reception, so I’ll let Ricky do the honours early next week. In summary, it was 0-0 at the interval with the home side very fortunate still to have eleven players on the park. Then in the second half, all hell broke loose and before we knew it, Killie were down to nine men after Gary Locke was sent off for an elbowing incident and then Andy McLaren, who had already been booked, was dismissed for dissent. Motherwell took advantage when Ramsay fired home from 20 yards to put us 1-0 up, and then Pearson made it two when he clipped the ball home from close range. Another sending-off followed when a Killie player hauled Lasley back when he was in on goal, and from the resulting free-kick James McFadden made it 3-0 and rounded off a great day out for the large travelling support. On the down side, Stevie Hammell was stretchered off in the first half after being the victim of three sickening challanges, although he later appeared in the dug-out on crutches. Scott Leitch was substituted at half time with a groin injury, so I’ll guess we’ll just need to hope that both players are fit for next week’s trip to Tannadice.
Team: Woods, Ramsay, Corrigan, Partridge, Hammell (Kinniburgh 42), Lasley, Adams, Leitch (Fagan 45), Pearson, McFadden, Lehmann.
Subs not used: Dubourdeau, McDonald, Jack.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ANY FANS GOING TO RUGBY PARK TODAY!
Apparently a Motherwell Season Ticket will get you reduced entry into today’s match at Kilmarnock. So make sure you take your season ticket book with you!
Nice of the club to let us know in advance, eh? Another shambles as usual…
Time for a new opinion poll!
Will Motherwell avoid the drop this season?