Motherwell 2-2 Saints

By Stuart Gillespie
Last updated : 06 April 2013

I'd have been happy enough with a draw if you'd offered me one before the game as this was always going to be a difficult fixture, especially with Esmael Goncalves suspended. However, it's rather frustrating to be leading with only six minutes to go and still end up with our fourth league draw in a row - although I suppose we could have lost!

Goncalves wasn't the only player missing, Gary Teale completely absent from the squad. In came Sander Puri, Kenny McLean and Dougie Imrie, with John McGinn dropping to the bench. Steven Thompson was on his own up front.

Motherwell had perhaps the better chances of the first half - although McLean went close - and 11 minutes from half-time former Buddie Michael Higdon headed them in front. However, we didn't collapse and drew level before the break, Conor Newton rifling one home from 25 yards. Not quite as important as his goal at Hampden but seemingly even more spectacular.

Guy replaced Puri at the break but it was Motherwell who looked more likely to score, the best coming when Craig Samson saved superbly from Henrik Ojaama. But with a quarter of an hour to go we went in front, Guy prodding the ball past Darren Randolph to end a goal drought lasting exactly six months.

Sadly, we couldn't see it it, James McFadden scoring a superb free-kick with just six minutes to go to earn Motherwell a point it seems they more than deserved.

Our unbeaten run goes on and the only bonus of not winning is it stopped Celtic winning the league. We're now second bottom again and Dundee can still catch us, but they need to win all five of their remaining games to pass us. Surely we can see this one through without the need for clean underwear?

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