Chapmans Motherwell earned a hard fought 6-2 home win against Aberdeen University, at Dalziel Park on Saturday, to make it 7 league wins in 7 this season.
Chapmans started strongly but found themselves up against a well drilled Aberdeen defense, that proved hard to break down. However Motherwell did gain the advantage after 15 mins in a superb 5 minute spell, summer signing David Mitchell with a superb individual goal. The second goal followed minutes later for Chapmans, an Aberdeen attack was turned over and the ball was quickly distributed down the line to Andy Liddle who turned his marker and laying the ball off to Craig Beattie who unselfishly put through Andy Johnstone who finished high past the sprawled goalkeeper. Chapmans third goal came after clever team play won them a short corner, the resulting effort from Chris Mitchell was well saved by the Aberdeen keeper but he was unable to keep out the rebound from Chris Timlin.
This put Motherwell in a great position to seize the match, however, it did nothing more than put the wind in the Aberdeen sails as Motherwell took their foot off the gas. Aberdeen soon grabbed two goals in quick succession due to Motherwell’s defensive lapses and it could have been more had it not been for some excellent reflex saves from senior goalkeeper Robert Black. Motherwell managed to cling on and still held a one goal advantage at half-time.
Chapmans came out at half-time with fire in their belly, and soon scored the all important fourth goal. A Motherwell short corner was well saved and cleared, but only as far as Andy Johnstone who found Chris Mitchell with his pass, Mitchell then took an intelligent touch around the defender and layed it off for his brother David who fired home. This caused the Aberdeen heads to drop and Motherwell went on and grabbed a fifth 5 minutes later, Chris Timlin finding Andy Johnstone on the post who managed to scrappily prod the ball past the Aberdeen keeper. Chapmans rounded off the scoring with minutes left to go, an own goal from the Aberdeen sweeper, deflecting a wayward Andy Liddle shot into his own net.