Well to finish bottom - Terrors safe
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Terry Butcher's men started well after David Clarkson gave the home side the lead after just a quarter of an hour.
However, The Dons hit their hosts with three decisive goals before the break from Leigh Hinds, Eric Deloumeaux and Paul Sheerin.
A James McFadden penalty six minutes before the end was not enough to save The Well, who will finish bottom of the SPL this season and technically should be relegated to the Scottish First Division.
However, the decision to allow Falkirk to the SPL has yet to be decided, so Motherwell may dodge the drop after all.
Dundee United secured their future in the SPL with an important 1-0 away win at Partick. Jim Paterson scoring the only goal at Firhill Stadium for The Terrors.
Kilmarnock pulled to within three points of third place Hearts after coming from two goals down at Dunfermline Athletic to earn a last-minute 2-2 draw at East End Park.
It was The Pars who flew out to a seemingly comfortable lead with two goals in the first 11 minutes from Barry Nicholson and Gary Mason.
Gary McDonald made it 2-1 at the break and Killie left it until the last minute before Kris Boyd scored the all-important equaliser for Jim Jefferies' side to keep their hopes of earning a Uefa Cup remotely alive.
Hibernian got two goals from Scott Brown to beat Livingston 2-1 at Almondvale, Fernando Pasquinelli scored a late reply for Livi.
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