KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Gboly Ariyibi would get his name on the scoresheet as Motherwell came away with the win in a thriller of a game against Dundee.
Motherwell 4-3 Dundee
David Turnbull's last-gasp goal deep into stoppage time clinched the win for Motherwell over Dundee at Fir Park as they are well clear of the relegation battle in their group.
Gboly Ariyibi started the game for the Steelmen played the entire game.
Dundee is already assured of relegation to the Championship so the few remaining games in the top flight for them is all about pride.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 11th minute when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty when Ariyibi's tumble in the area brought down Cameron Kerr. Martin Woods stepped and buried the goal from the spot.
However, Dundee's lead did not last long as Motherwell scored the equalizer a minute later. Turnbull took a pass from Tom Aldred and unleashed a long-range shot that took a deflection before hitting the back of the net.
Dundee retook the lead 10 minutes later as Ethan Robson fired in a curling shot from the edge of the area.
And once again the host would respond, this time two minutes later when James Scott somehow got the ball past a crowd of players in the area before it crossed the goal line.
It was a seesaw of a game with goals going in at both ends. And both teams did not disappoint as the game entered the second half.
Motherwell took the lead in the 50th minute Ariyibi found the back of the net as he pounced on the loose ball and fired it past Dundee goalkeeper Timothy Dieng.
Dundee leveled the score two minutes later when Nathan Ralph ran into the area to head in a corner kick from Woods.
The host would find themselves a man down in the 58th minute when the referee sent off Alex Gorrin for his second bookable offense.
The game would be tight for the next 25-30 minutes, but Motherwell would find the game-winner in stoppage time as Turnbull blasted his shot into the goal to take all three points.
Motherwell sits in second place in the relegation group with 47 points.
In other SPL action, Jonathan Spector watched from the bench as Hibernian shared the points with Hearts following a 1-1 tie.
Down in the Championship, Ian Harkes started for Dundee United in their 2-0 win over Falkirk as they have locked down a place in the promotion playoffs.
Ian McGrath came off the bench for Queen of the South in their 4-0 loss to leaders Ross County. The team is in a fight for survival as they are three points clear of the lone relegation spot.