posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 05:05 AM
A late goal from Scott Severin gave Aberdeen a 2-1 victory over Motherwell and secured their grip on third place in the Bank of Scotland Premier
The game had looked to be petering out to a stalemate after goals from Kevin McBride and Derek Adams.
However, Aberdeen made their superior second-half possession count with the vital late winner.
Well boss Terry Butcher's afternoon was further spoiled by an injury sustained by McBride minutes after half-time.
There was also late drama at Rugby Park, with substitute Liam Fox the hero for 10-man Inverness as he popped up to snatch a 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock.
Stevie Murray had fired Killie ahead only for Barry Wilson to cancel that out with a deflected equaliser.
It looked bleak for Caley when Gordon Greer thumped Killie back in the lead and Stuart McCaffrey was sent off after the break but Fox had the last
word to notch the visitors' first point on the road.
In the day's only other game Dunfermline notched up their first away victory in the SPL with a hard fought 2-1 win over Dundee at Dens Park.
A Scott Thomson header in 35 minutes gave the visitors the lead and when midfielder Derek Young volleyed a second five minutes after the interval the
Fifers looked home and dry.
However, an Iain Anderson header just three minutes later quickly reduced the deficit and made for an absorbing second half but in the end the Pars