Motherwell frustrate Aberdeen

Aberdeen's troubles in front of goal continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Motherwell at Pittodrie.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 17:58 Post Comment

Darren Randolph: Kept Aberdeen at bay

Darren Randolph: Kept Aberdeen at bay

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Dons had scored just three times in their previous eight fixtures and looked unlikely to address that statistic against an in-form Darren Randolph in the Motherwell goal.

And it could have been worse for the hosts had referee Kevin Clancy not waved away Zaine Francis-Angol's late penalty claims after he went to ground in the Aberdeen box.

Scott Vernon returned to lead the Dons attack and he had their best chances in the first half but he headed his first wide and saw a similar effort saved by Randolph on the half hour.

Tom Hateley went closest for the visitors when his 20-yard free-kick drew a diving save from Jamie Langfield.

Randolph was called into action again soon after the restart with a good stop from Niall McGinn's angled drive while Jonathan Hayes was wayward with a low shot after making room for himself.

James McFadden had a quiet game for the visitors with his only contribution of note a 20-yard free-kick which was never going to trouble Rudolph.

But the Motherwell keeper had to be alert shortly after the hour to beat away a superb effort on the turn from Josh Magennis moments after he came off the bench.

Despite Aberdeen creating most of the chances they were almost undone late on as Nicky Law raced into the area only to scuff his shot straight at Langfield.

And two minutes from time Francis-Angol thought he had won a penalty when he was caught by Joe Shaughnessy but Clancy was unmoved by his appeals.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 31 January 2015
15:00
Dundee 1-1 Hamilton Report
Inverness 1-1 Ross Co Report
Motherwell 1-1 St J'stone Report
Friday, 30 January 2015
19:45
Partick 0-1 St Mirren Report
Saturday, 24 January 2015
15:00
Dundee U 3-1 Motherwell Report
Hamilton 0-2 Inverness Report
Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Report
St Mirren 1-2 Dundee Report
12:45
Ross Co 0-1 Celtic Report
Friday, 23 January 2015
19:45
St J'stone 1-1 Aberdeen Report

Footer 365

AFCON round-up: Ivory Coast and Ghana make semi-finals

Ivory Coast and Ghana both qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals after beating Algeria and Guinea respectively on Sunday.

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload trio and sign a player on loan

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company