An early Jonny Hayes strike in an uninspiring encounter was enough for Aberdeen to see off a Motherwell side whose wretched run of form continued in the Scottish Premiership.
THIS was a Friday night affair that never quite lived up to expectations, but no-one in the Aberdeen changing room afterwards cared.
David Clarkson sent former club Motherwell on their way to a fourth consecutive home Scottish Premiership defeat with a brilliant early finish in a 3-1 victory at Fir Park.
A DESPERATE performance by Motherwell in the opening hour brought just reward, as did Dundee's resourcefulness in exploiting the home side's weaknesses.
RETURNING to Fir Park will always be difficult for David Clarkson.