Dundee’s 108 years of hurt goes on after they exited the Scottish Cup at the hands of Motherwell
The Dark Blues, who last lifted the trophy in 1910, struggled to create many chances in their 2-0 Scottish Cup fifth-round loss to ‘Well as their focus switches to crucial upcoming league games.
There was a debut for Angolan centre-half Genseric Kusunga but marquee signing Steven Caulker did not make the match-day squad.
The visitors dominated proceedings throughout and opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with Craig Tanner lashing home a right-foot volley.
They made it two on 55 minutes when striker Curtis Main capitalised on a defensive mix-up from the home side.
Despite numerous chances for Tunisian front man Sofien Moussa and sub Roarie Deacon in the second period the home side failed to find the net.
Neil McCann’s men travel to Kilmarnock in the Premiership on Tuesday night.
Dundee (4-4-2): Parish; Kerr, Holt (Deacon 66), Kusunga, O’Dea (c); Kamara, McGowan (Lambert 80), O’Hara, Aurtenetxe; Leitch-Smith, Moussa.
Subs: Malherbe (GK), El Bakhtaoui, Deacon, Curran, Spence, Waddell, Lambert.
Motherwell (4-4-2): Carson, Tait, Dunne, Kipre, Aldred; McHugh (Turnbull 90+1), Rose, Cadden, Tanner (Bigirimana 70); Ciftci (Petravcius 82), Main.
Subs: Griffiths (GK), Frear, Grimshaw, Bigirimana, Petravcius, Hendrie, Turnbull.
Referee: Bobby Madden.
Att: 4,663 (1,400 Motherwell fans).
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