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  • Date:30 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Dens Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,838
  • Higdon (8) Law (62)
    Law (78)

Live Commentary

90:48 +0.48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Benedictus on Henrik Ojamaa. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.


Outswinging corner taken by James McAlister from the right by-line, save made by Darren Randolph.


Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner.


(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Stewart Carswell coming on for Keith Lasley.


Michael Higdon goes off and Robert McHugh comes on.


Kallum Higginbotham on for Chris Humphrey.


Don Cowan is brought on as a substitute for John Baird.


Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Nicky Law fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dundee 0-3 Motherwell.Assist by Tom Hateley.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Hateley, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.


Kyle Benedictus delivers the ball.


Handball by Gary Harkins. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.


Kyle Benedictus sends in a cross.


Davide Grassi challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Lasley.


Ryan Conroy leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Finnigan.


Header from deep inside the penalty area by John Baird goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Keith Lasley crosses the ball, Nicky Law grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Dundee 0-2 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Keith Lasley.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McFadden by Nicky Riley. Booking for Nicky Riley for unsporting behaviour. Simon Ramsden takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line to the near post.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Riley by Stevie Hammell. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.


Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Nicky Law takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.


Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the left by-line, Davide Grassi manages to make a clearance.


Nicky Law takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.


Iain Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie Hammell. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, clearance made by Michael Higdon.


Unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa by Davide Grassi results in a free kick. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.


Nicky Riley produces a cross.


A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey.


Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. John Baird produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.


Corner taken by Ryan Conroy from the right by-line, clearance by Shaun Hutchinson.


Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Riley. Caution for Shaun Hutchinson. Ryan Conroy has an effort direct from the free kick.


Keith Lasley challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ryan Conroy.


Nicky Riley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.


James McFadden takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, clearance by John Baird.


Corner taken by James McAlister, Darren Randolph makes a save.


Shaun Hutchinson challenges Gary Harkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Conroy restarts play with the free kick.


The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey, Michael Higdon finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Dundee 0-1 Motherwell.Chris Humphrey provided the assist for the goal.


Corner taken by Ryan Conroy.


The official flags Henrik Ojamaa offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

Match Preview

Brown urges defiance Dundee manager John Brown is refusing to give up hope of avoiding relegation from as he called for continued resistance ahead of the visit of Motherwell. The Dark Blues are sitting 13 points adrift at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League table with just seven games left between now and the end of the season. But interim boss Brown is undefeated in four SPL games since taking over and came within several minutes of beating neighbours Dundee United on their last outing despite having Gary Irvine sent off in the opening quarter. Brown was delighted with the fighting spirit they displayed that day and wants to see more of the same when his former Rangers team-mate Stuart McCall takes his second-top side to Dens. He said: "We can take a lot of hope and encouragement from the derby game. "I was really pleased with the way we played for 70 minutes with just 10 men and didn't cave in. "That spoke volumes for the character of the lads and we'll definitely have to be like that again for the Motherwell match. "They have lots of talented players but it's our job not to let them play to their best. "Our fans have an important part to play as well. "They have been excellent in recent weeks and can be like our extra man. "Hopefully we can give them something to shout about. "We know it's a big ask to stay up with seven games remaining but we will give it our best shot. "The boys are buzzing at the prospect of getting back into action and this game can't come quickly enough for them to show what they can do." Dundee midfielder Mark Kerr is available again after five months out with a knee injury and will be part of the squad but defender Gary Irvine begins a two-match suspension following his red card in the Dundee derby. Meanwhile, Steve Simonsen will make his home debut in goal. Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has revealed the club will offer new contracts to a number of first-team players in the coming weeks after he signed a new deal - but at some of his players have told him they will move on. McCall did not name those who have told them of their intention to leave - in case they have a change of heart - but he is hopeful they will spring some surprises in persuading some to stay. Most of the experienced Motherwell players - Darren Randolph, Tom Hateley, Simon Ramsden, Nicky Law, Chris Humphrey, Michael Higdon, James McFadden, Steven Saunders and Omar Daley - are coming to the end of their contracts. McCall has a "rough idea" who will stay and the completion of his own two-year deal and their secured top-six place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League will prompt more negotiations after young players such as Stuart Carswell and Bob McHugh signed up in recent weeks. McCall said: "I'll be confident that we'll keep a few but likewise I know that we'll lose a couple. That can go for every club in the SPL and I'm sure it will. "We'll try to make inroads in the next few weeks on the ones we think we can offer terms to. "Maybe some players will wait and see but we will put a time limit on it. We need to know where we are going. We will be at least able to offer contracts in the next few weeks. "We managed to keep Jenno (Steve Jennings) a year longer than many everyone would have thought and hopefully we will manage to keep one or two longer than people think. "We will lose a couple of players who have given the club great service and we will wish them well, but we have to focus on the here and now. "We have had a meeting with the players today not to rest on our laurels. A lot of people think we are looking good for a European spot but we have got to continue doing what we have been doing of late." Motherwell should have an unchanged squad for the trip to Dundee. Central midfield pair Keith Lasley and Nicky Law went off with knocks in the 4-1 win over Hibernian two weeks ago but both are expected to travel. Defender Fraser Kerr is the only major cause for concern with a back injury.

Formation:4411Manager: John Brown


Formation: 442Manager: Stuart McCall


  • Steve Simonsen
  • Kyle Benedictus
  • Davide Grassi
  • Lewis Toshney
  • Brian Easton
  • Nicky Riley
  • Iain Davidson
  • James McAlister
  • Ryan Conroy
  • Gary Harkins
  • John Baird
  • SUBS
  • Alex Baird
  • Kevin McBride
  • Carl Finnigan
  • Steven Milne
  • Declan Gallagher
  • Mark Kerr
  • Don Cowan



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Dundee
  • VS
  • Motherwell

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 1
  • Dundee
  • 10/11/2012
  • Dundee
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 15/09/2012
  • Dundee
  • 2 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 12/02/2005
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Dundee
  • 13/11/2004
  • Dundee
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 21/08/2004
  • Motherwell
  • 5 - 3
  • Dundee
  • 11/02/2004

Top Scorers


  • J Baird 4
  • CJ Nish 2
  • N Riley 2
  • M Stewart 2
  • I Davidson 1
  • M Lockwood 1
  • S Milne 1
  • J McAlister 1
  • K Benedictus 1
  • R Conroy 1


  • M Higdon 20
  • N Law 4
  • T Hateley 3
  • R McHugh 3
  • C Humphrey 2
  • H Ojamaa 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • J McFadden 1
  • O Daley 1
  • K Higginbotham 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1



    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 51
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins