Aberdeen v Motherwell

Motherwell Put Three Past Dons In First Half Demolition

That was a hard watch.

Aberdeen’s winning run came to a spectacular halt at the hands of Motherwell, who went 3-0 up in the first half.

Derek McInnes made three changes to the side that beat Viking FK in the Europa League second round qualifier on Thursday.

Scott McKenna was absent, after Nottingham Forest made an offer for the Dons defender. Tommie Hoban and Dylan McGeouch were also dropped to the bench.

In their place came, Funso Ojo, Niall McGinn and Ash Taylor.

And the match couldn’t have got off to a worse start, with Marley Watkins handling in the penalty box in the fourth minute, gifting Motherwell a spot kick which was converted by Mark O’Hara.

Things just went from bad to worse five minutes later we went two behind, Joe Lewis making an uncharacteristic hash of his clearance, kicking the ball to Chris Long, and the Motherwell striker raced forward to beat Joe to put Motherwell 2-0 up.

And it was all over in the 22nd minute, when the Dons conceded again from a corner, with Bevis Mugabi rose unchallenged to head Liam Polworth’s corner into the net, despite Joe getting a hand to the ball he was unable to keep it out.

Marley Watkins was denied in the 43rd minute after hitting the woodwork.

A first half to forget for the Dons.

Derek McInnes made a triple change at the start of the second half, with Ash Taylor, Funso Ojo and Niall McGinn all subbed.

Tommie Hoban, Shay Logan and Ryan Edmondson coming on in their place.

Aberdeen managed to tame Motherwell through the second half, but nothing of note that would change the scoreline.

A disappointing end to our winning run as we look ahead to our UEFA Europa League challenge against Sporting CP in Lisbon on Thursday.


Date Time League Season Full Time
20th September 2020 3:00 pm Scottish Premiership 2020-21 90'


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome


1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan 8 Defender 47'
3Tommie Hoban 14 Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender
8Funso Ojo 2 Midfielder
10Niall McGinn 32 Forward
11Ryan Hedges Forward
14Ash Taylor 3 Defender
15Dylan McGeouch Midfielder
17Jonny Hayes Midfielder
18Connor McLennan 25 Forward
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder 70'
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Bruce Anderson 50 Forward
22Ronald Hernández Defender
24Dean Campbell Midfielder
25Scott Wright 18 Forward
32Ryan Edmondson 10 Forward
40Ross McCrorie Midfielder 56'
50Marley Watkins 21 Midfielder


1Trevor Carson Goalkeeper
2Liam Grimshaw Midfielder
4Ricki Lamie Defender
5Nathan McGinley Defender
6Allan Campbell Midfielder
7Mark O’Hara Midfielder 4'
8Robbie Crawford Midfielder
9Jordan White 99 Forward
11Jake Hastie Midfielder
14Jermaine Hylton Forward
15Barry Maguire 19 Midfielder
16Bevis Mugabi Defender 22'
17Sherwin Seedorf Forward
19Liam Polworth 15 Midfielder
29Callum Lang 32 Forward
31Declan Gallagher Defender
32Tony Watt 29 Forward
33Stephen O’Donnell Defender
39Peter Morrison Goalkeeper
99Christopher Long 9 Forward 8'