Date: 14th March 2007 at 10:46am
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Jimmy Calderwood spoke of the victory over Motherwell last night and was brutally honest in saying that the Dons carried a bit of luck to walk away with all three points.

It was, as the saying goes, a game of two halves and a draw would not have been unmerited but Aberdeen again showed their resilience as the defence, more than any other area, won Jimmy`s team this match.

Anderson and Considine are being touted as the best Dons partnership since Miller and McLeish and whilst that maybe a little pre-mature, Aberdeen this season currently have conceded the least amount of away goals in the league which shows definite signs of cohesion between the two.

Calderwood gave his balanced view on the match as he looks forward now to the Rangers battle at the weekend,” We were the better team in the first half but Motherwell definitely had the better of the second. I thought we could have finished it earlier when Jamie Smith missed his chance before the break but it’s always a difficult place to come to and so we have to be happy with the points.

‘Our defence has been solid this season and they got us through the game tonight. Jamie Langfield made a terrific save with two minutes to go then Ricky Foster hit a magnificent shot to seal the win. We carried our luck a bit, but you need that at times. The team is very fit and have a lot of pace and even though we are not playing at our best we are getting the wins.

‘Saturday will be a huge game, but Rangers still have to play tomorrow night and hopefully they will win for Scotland, but if it takes extra time and penalties then all the better. Seriously though I was born in Govan and it’s the only place I have never won so hopefully we can change that at the weekend.’

There would never be a better time Jimmy. With Rangers struggling to score goals despite winning games over Hibs and Celtic recently, our defence should keep them at bay and the Brewster-Lovell partnership has begun to show signs of gelling in recent matches.

There is every reason for all Dons fans going to the match to be very optimistic of Jimmy getting his first win in Govan with Jimmy`s troops recording 6 wins in their last 8 matches and confidence soaring.