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Free kick awarded for a foul by Valdas Trakys on Mark Reynolds. Direct free kick taken by Stevie Hammell. The referee shows Valdas Trakys a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Reynolds shown a yellow card.
Ian Murray is booked. Stephen Craigan is given a yellow card.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with John Sutton coming on for Nick Blackman. Jamie Murphy goes off and Esteban Casagolda comes on. Alan Gow goes off and Robert McHugh comes on.
Chris Humphrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Stevenson. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.
Jonathan Grounds has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Thicot fouled by Nick Blackman, the ref awards a free kick. Derek Riordan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Derek Riordan. Mark Reynolds takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Hart by Alan Gow. Michael Hart delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Steven Saunders.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey.
Stevie Hammell delivers the ball, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
Lewis Stevenson takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
Booking for Steve Jennings for unsporting behaviour. Chris Humphrey is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Steven Thicot joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Miller. The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
The referee cautions Liam Miller for unsporting behaviour. Ian Murray challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
Stevie Hammell sends in a cross, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Valdas Trakys on Steve Jennings. Steve Jennings takes the direct free kick.
Steven Saunders is ruled offside. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey.
Ian Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Gow. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.
Chris Humphrey is ruled offside. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Francis Dickoh goes off and Paul Hanlon comes on.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line, save by Mark Brown.
Centre by Chris Humphrey, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
Centre by Jonathan Grounds, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance. Foul by Stevie Hammell on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Derek Riordan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jonathan Grounds, Stevie Hammell manages to make a clearance. Foul by Stevie Hammell on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Derek Riordan from the free kick.
Ian Murray fouled by Tom Hateley, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Derek Riordan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Steven Saunders from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Lewis Stevenson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Saunders. Tom Hateley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Corner taken left-footed by Ian Murray, Steven Saunders manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Chris Humphrey, Francis Dickoh makes a clearance.
Valdas Trakys takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Jennings on Valdas Trakys. Derek Riordan produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Mark Reynolds manages to make a clearance.
Alan Gow produces a cross, Nick Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Brown. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by John Rankin, save made by Darren Randolph.
Steven Saunders challenges Valdas Trakys unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.
Edwin De Graaf leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Stevenson.
Mark Reynolds concedes a free kick for a foul on Valdas Trakys. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Rankin, save by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Tom Hateley on Souleymane Bamba, free kick awarded. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Jennings is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Derek Riordan takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Liam Miller, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Miller by Steve Jennings. Souleymane Bamba restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Humphrey takes a shot. Edwin De Graaf gets a block in.
Shot from deep inside the area by Jamie Murphy clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy, save by Mark Brown.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Humphrey, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
Chris Humphrey decides to take a short corner, Edwin De Graaf manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Steven Saunders. Steven Saunders takes the free kick.
Ian Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Mark Brown manages to make a clearance.
Derek Riordan fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 2-1 Motherwell.
Foul by Stevie Hammell on Edwin De Graaf, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by John Rankin, clearance made by Stephen Craigan.
Foul by John Rankin on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Michael Hart crosses the ball, clearance by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Liam Miller on Steve Jennings, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Jennings.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Souleymane Bamba by Alan Gow. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
Derek Riordan produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Jonathan Grounds crosses the ball, Edwin De Graaf takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
The offside flag is raised against Derek Riordan. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Ian Murray. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Derek Riordan. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
Alan Gow is ruled offside. Mark Brown takes the free kick.
Derek Riordan fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Motherwell.
Corner taken by Valdas Trakys from the right by-line, Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Michael Hart challenges Steve Jennings unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Nick Blackman. Hibernian 0-1 Motherwell.
The ball is swung over by Chris Humphrey.
Derek Riordan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
The match has kicked off.
The second half has started.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee ends the match.
Trakys aims to take his chance
Valdas Trakys has experienced a testing start to life at Hibernian, but is determined to make the most of his opportunity at Easter Road.
The Lithuania international striker signed for Hibs in September, but since then John Hughes has been replaced by Colin Calderwood as manager.
Calderwood claimed his first points as Hibs boss on Wednesday evening with a 3-0 defeat of Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders Rangers at Ibrox, with Trakys making his first start.
The striker was not on target - he is still to get off the mark in green and white after six appearances, five as a substitute - but could retain his place for Saturday's Easter Road meeting with Motherwell.
Trakys was given his chance due to Colin Nish's ankle injury and Derek Riordan's suspension, but with the duo available again on Saturday he is not certain of his place this weekend.
"Derek was suspended and Nish was injured - there were not many options up front," said Trakys.
"My job is to train. We have a good manager and he will decide who must play.
"If I play I will give all I have and do my best for the team."
Trakys accepts signing for Hughes and now playing under Calderwood is part of football.
He said: "Of course I was a little bit surprised to sign for one manager and then another came in, but that's life.
"With one manager or another manager, each player wants to play and show something."
Trakys knows little about third-placed Motherwell, but is aware goals are common in the fixture.
The sides shared in a 12-goal thriller in May, while Hibs won 3-2 at Fir Park in August.
The 31-year-old hopes to reward Hibs' home support with victory following the derby defeat last Sunday.
"In the SPL you don't have easy games, you must fight every weekend," he added.
"We need the points. We want to make our fans at Easter Road happy. It was disappointing last time."
It was suggested, due to his nationality, Trakys had signed for the wrong team in Edinburgh.
Even journalists in his homeland were calling him about his move to the capital, questioning him about Hearts.
Trakys knows Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov and captain Marius Zaliukas well.
Zaliukas, who on Thursday signed a three-year deal with Hearts, has helped Trakys settle into life in the capital, but the duo were on opposing sides in a feisty Edinburgh derby, with the defender coming out on top.
Hearts once had a host of Lithuania players on their books and Trakys believes moving to Hibs would once have been harder than it was two months ago.
"It would have been more difficult had I come two or three years ago when there were 14 or 15 Lithuanian players at Hearts, now it's just Marius and (Arvydas) Novikovas," he said.
"I know almost all the players who were at Hearts, in the national team or as friends."
Trakys was never close to a move to Tynecastle.
"I never had the option to go to Hearts," he said.
Motherwell manager Craig Brown has revealed Keith Lasley has a chance of making the clash at Easter Road.
Lasley has missed four games with a hamstring injury but is making good progress.
Brown will have a full squad to choose from if the midfielder proves his fitness.
And the Well boss has also backed Mark Reynolds to brush off his Scotland disappointment.
Reynolds had been tipped to make Craig Levein's squad for the friendly against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night, but a call-up to the full squad again eluded him.
Reynolds enjoyed an impressive career up to Under-21 level with Scotland, reaching a European Under-19 Championship final and being one of Scotland's better players in the Under-20 World Cup.
The 23-year-old was hopeful of making Levein's squad for the Faroes clash as the manager left out several established players, but Brown does not expect the snub to affect his defender ahead of the contest at Hibernian.
"I would hope he is philosophical enough to accept he is not selected," the former Scotland boss said.
"Craig, to his credit, didn't hint he was going to select him. That would be a tragedy if he had hinted he might select Reynolds then didn't.
"Had that happened we might have had a player who was disappointed. Mark Reynolds is an intelligent guy and will wait his time.
"He has the rest of the season to prove he is capable of playing at international level."
Riordan repays Calderwood faith
Derek Riordan repaid Colin Calderwood's faith by netting a double to earn the Hibernian manager his first Easter Road victory, with the 2-1 defeat of Motherwell.
Riordan quickly cancelled out Nick Blackman's early penalty before capitalising on a blunder from Stephen Craigan to hit a 27th-minute winner and justify his recall following suspension.
Hibs then showed the resolve to deprive Motherwell of chances and ensured the win which followed up their 3-0 victory over Rangers in midweek.
Calderwood left out David Wotherspoon from his successful Ibrox line-up to accommodate Riordan, who had been suspended after his red card in the closing stages of Hibs' Edinburgh derby defeat.
Riordan did pay some price for his needless lunge on Rudi Skacel by losing the captain's armband to Ian Murray but he twice linked up with the physical Valdas Trakys to atone for his indiscretion.
There was also a comeback for Dougie McDonald, who was taking charge of his first Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter since being warned by the Scottish Football Association for lying over the circumstances of his decision to rescind a Celtic penalty at Dundee United last month.
The referee refused to shy away from controversy, appearing to book eight players and handing Motherwell a 10th-minute penalty when Michael Hart felled Jamie Murphy.
Hart put in a risky sliding challenge after the Motherwell winger had got round him on the outside, although the Hibs player claimed he had won the ball. Blackman took his Motherwell tally to nine goals by emphatically converting the spot-kick into the top corner.
Motherwell failed to build on their goal and Hibs were level four minutes later. There appeared to be little danger when Trakys chested the ball into Riordan's path 22 yards out but his first-time effort appeared to wrongfoot Darren Randolph before nestling in the bottom corner.
The goal lifted the hosts and Riordan was presented with an easier chance but shot well over from 12 yards after Randolph had blocked Edwin de Graaf's flick following an excellent cross from Jonathan Grounds.
But Riordan grabbed his second after Craigan's error allowed the former Celtic player to slot home from 12 yards.
Motherwell had gone missing as an attacking force following their opener but they sprung into action after switching to a back three.
Alan Gow headed Chris Humphrey's cross back across the face of goal and both Humphrey and Murphy came close. But Motherwell could not sustain their pressure for the rest of the half and they struggled to break Hibs down after the break.
Riordan had two half-chances to complete his hat-trick before the hour mark, curling a free-kick just over and then rounding Randolph only to see Mark Reynolds sweep up. The game was held up for more than five minutes after Gow caught Francis Dickoh late with an aerial challenge. The Hibernian defender was carried off on a stretcher with Paul Hanlon coming on and Gow continuing after treatment.
Steven Saunders had the ball in the net in the 71st minute but he was immediately flagged offside following Steve Jennings' through-ball.
The officials found themselves at the heart of controversy when McDonald let go a clear handball from John Rankin deep inside his own half before Riordan was dubiously flagged offside from the midfielder's subsequent pass. McDonald appeared to flash his yellow card at Saunders, Humphrey and Jennings as the Motherwell players protested.
The visitors pushed forward but they were frustrated by a solid Hibs unit, which now had Steven Thicot on for the booked Liam Miller alongside Murray in central midfield.
Riordan came closer to his hat-trick in the 88th minute with a brilliant turn and volley, matched by Randolph's fingertip save and Grounds soon curled just wide.
Hibs remained firm and the game almost boiled over during seven minutes of injury time.
Murray and Craigan were booked after the Hibs captain's poor challenge on Randolph sparked a scuffle and Reynolds and Trakys were also cautioned after the Motherwell defender reacted angrily to a late challenge.
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