Daly scores as Dundee end season on high note

FT Motherwell 0 Dundee United 2

FT Motherwell 0 Dundee United 2

Jon Daly scored to secure a 2-0 win for Dundee Utd against Motehrwell today at Fir Park.

Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan announced his retirement earlier in the week but he could not end on a high as goals from Johnny Russell and Daly secured a comfortable victory for United.

Russell opened the scoring in the eighth minute after Darren Randolph had twice denied Stuart Armstrong and the midfielder turned provider with 10 minutes to go as he laid the ball to Daly to stroke home from close range.

Craigan saw his shot from the edge of the box drift just wide of the left-hand post, the second time he had come close to netting on his final appearance.

Gary Mackay-Steven came on for Armstrong in the 67th minute and the winger blasted inches wide within a minute of his introduction.

Robertson passed up a glorious opportunity to extend the visitors’ lead after being released by Russell just inside the area, but the midfielder struck well over the top.

Craigan took his final bow after 78 minutes when he made way for Ross Forbes, who will also leave Fir Park at the end of the season.

United doubled their advantage with nine minutes remaining, Russell laid on Daly who had the simple task of rolling the ball into the net.

Russell was replaced by Ryan Gauld for the closing stages and the visitors continued to look for goals.

Mackay-Steven saw his shot deflected wide by Shaun Hutchinson and John Rankin’s long-range strike could not find the target.

Higdon’s disappointing day continued when he fired well wide in the closing minute.

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