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  • Date:22 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:8,065
  • Higdon - pen (47)
    Murphy (62) Higdon (69) Higdon - pen (74)
  • Osbourne (17) Doherty (65)
    Sproule (84)
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95mins

Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Craigan. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

93mins

Foul by George Francomb on Henrik Ojamaa, free kick awarded. George Francomb receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Nicky Law leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Craigan. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. George Francomb takes the direct free kick.

86mins

The referee shows Ivan Sproule a yellow card.

85mins

Ivan Sproule finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 4-3 Hibernian.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb, save by Darren Randolph.

84mins

Stewart Carswell comes on in place of Jamie Murphy.

81mins

(Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Roy O'Donovan coming on for Leigh Griffiths. Matt Doherty goes off and Pa Saikou Kujabi comes on.

80mins

Foul by Nicky Law on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

78mins

Lewis Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jennings. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tom Hateley.

74mins

Matt Doherty concedes a Penalty for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Matt Doherty goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Michael Higdon scores a placed penalty. Motherwell 4-2 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Scott on Stevie Hammell. Martin Scott goes into the referee's book. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Michael Higdon finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-2 Hibernian.Jamie Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

69mins

Matt Doherty challenges Shaun Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Scott on for Jorge Claros. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

68mins

Foul by Tim Clancy on Isaiah Osbourne, free kick awarded. The referee shows Tim Clancy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. George Francomb takes the free kick.

67mins

Omar Daley leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Humphrey.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the right by-line, Matt Doherty finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Motherwell 2-2 Hibernian.

65mins

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Doherty. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

63mins

Goal scored by Jamie Murphy from close range low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 2-1 Hibernian.Assist by Omar Daley.

60mins

Leigh Griffiths is ruled offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Omar Daley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Shot from just outside the box by Henrik Ojamaa goes over the crossbar.

59mins

Unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Jorge Claros results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

57mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Garry O'Connor.

57mins

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

54mins

Matt Doherty fouled by Henrik Ojamaa, the ref awards a free kick. Henrik Ojamaa booked for time wasting. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Steve Jennings.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa by Paul Hanlon results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stevie Hammell from right wing.

49mins

Ivan Sproule produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Darren Randolph.

48mins

The assist for the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.

47mins

Foul by Graham Stack on Henrik Ojamaa, Penalty awarded. Placed penalty scored by Michael Higdon. Motherwell 1-1 Hibernian.

45mins

Shot by Omar Daley from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Claros on Stevie Hammell. Direct free kick taken by Steve Jennings.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Griffiths on Tim Clancy. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line.

41mins

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Jorge Claros gets a block in.

41mins

James McPake concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Nicky Law takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Isaiah Osbourne has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

39mins

Unfair challenge on James McPake by Henrik Ojamaa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

36mins

Jorge Claros gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Isaiah Osbourne.

34mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Omar Daley takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

33mins

Shot from outside the area by George Francomb misses to the left of the target.

32mins

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line played to the near post, Graham Stack makes a save.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley, Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Omar Daley, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

30mins

George Francomb takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Tim Clancy manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Centre by Matt Doherty, Headed effort from close range by Garry O'Connor goes wide left of the target.

28mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

27mins

Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Garry O'Connor.

26mins

Corner taken by Tom Hateley, Shaun Hutchinson takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.

25mins

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.

23mins

Tom Hateley fouled by Ivan Sproule, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Stevie Hammell, Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save made by Graham Stack.

22mins

The official flags Leigh Griffiths offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Jorge Claros by Henrik Ojamaa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

20mins

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Higdon.

19mins

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, George Francomb manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Isaiah Osbourne fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Hibernian.Assist on the goal came from Leigh Griffiths.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Matt Doherty by Henrik Ojamaa results in a free kick. Matt Doherty takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.

14mins

Michael Higdon challenges Lewis Stevenson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Doherty restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

The offside flag is raised against Henrik Ojamaa. Graham Stack takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

Corner taken by Ivan Sproule.

10mins

The referee blows for offside. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Tim Clancy fouled by Isaiah Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Shaun Hutchinson challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

8mins

Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Shaun Hutchinson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

7mins

Michael Higdon takes a shot. Matt Doherty gets a block in.

6mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McPake on Michael Higdon. Tim Clancy takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner.

2mins

Leigh Griffiths has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Francomb on Omar Daley. Tim Clancy takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Fenlon not shaken by Sunday's shocker Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has challenged his players to build on the improvement they showed before Sunday`s thrashing by Celtic and not be derailed by that 5-0 defeat. Hibs kept consecutive clean sheets against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen before being torn apart by Neil Lennon's side at Easter Road. They have a quick opportunity to bounce back when they face Motherwell on Wednesday night looking to stay ahead of Clydesdale Bank Premier League bottom club Dunfermline, who take on Celtic at the same time. Fenlon told Hibernian TV: "We gave away soft goals and didn`t defend properly and came up against a team that are on fire. There is no point dwelling on that. We are 49 points behind Celtic and we have to address that in the long term. "In the short term we have to focus on the next game and getting ourselves out the position we are in. We did all right in previous weeks and we need to concentrate on getting back to that level of determination and organisation." Goalkeeper Graham Stack was among the players who were below par against Celtic but Fenlon will not make sweeping alterations. "There won`t be wholesale changes," the Irishman said. "We will make one or two changes. "We have three games in seven days and we need to utilise the squad. We brought a lot of players in so if we make two or three changes now it doesn`t affect the quality." On-loan Stoke midfielder Tom Soares could return for Hibernian after missing the last two games with a hamstring strain. Left-back Callum Booth (Achilles) is on the sidelines along with winger Danny Galbraith (groin) and Ian Murray (hip). Motherwell midfielder Nicky Law has revealed he is benefiting from a concerted attempt to spread the goals around the Fir Park team. Law has been at the forefront of Motherwell's goalscoring renaissance, hitting three goals in five games to add to his solitary previous strike this season. Motherwell had been struggling to score at Fir Park - netting just five times in eight games before Christmas. But a group meeting to focus their efforts on sealing third spot in the Clydesdale Bank Premier league prompted a determination to move responsibility for goalscoring around the team. Motherwell have now scored 19 goals in six home games and manager Stuart McCall, who coached Law at Sheffield United and Bradford, has also been urging the creative midfielder to get on the scoresheet. "Since I was 16 he was telling me that I needed to score more goals," Law said. "Maybe after seven years it's finally settling in. Recently I have probably had a few more shots. I could have had four or five goals on Saturday, but I was happy with one in the end. "It's something for the last couple of weeks I have been looking to do because I have always assisted quite a lot of goals. To get them as well is important. To get three in five games is brilliant and I'm looking to carry that on. "The manager has said to try to be a bit more selfish rather than always looking to play someone else in and if I'm 20-25 yards out have a dig. I'm not being big-headed but I do have a decent shot. We seem to be getting goals from all areas of the park. "We have spoken about that and happily there are four or five of us chipping in rather than relying on Higgy (Michael Higdon) or Murph (Jamie Murphy) all the time." Motherwell are without suspended midfielder Keith Lasley, who was sent off against Hearts for the second time this season. Striker Bob McHugh is out for seven to 10 days with an ankle injury while defender Steven Saunders and goalkeeper Lee Hollis remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 451Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Tim Clancy
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stevie Hammell
  • Omar Daley
  • Nicky Law
  • Steve Jennings
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • Michael Higdon
  • SUBS
  • Tom Bradley
  • Stephen Craigan
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Ross Forbes
  • Jonathan Page
  • Steven Lawless
  • Stewart Carswell

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Match Report

Higdon hat-trick helps Well Michael Higdon scored a hat-trick as Motherwell moved to within three points of Rangers with a 4-3 defeat of Hibernian in a pulsating Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter. Isaiah Osbourne fired Hibs into a half-time lead at Fir Park, before Higdon (penalty) and Jamie Murphy put the hosts ahead - only for the visitors to respond immediately through Matt Doherty. Motherwell took the lead for the second time through a wonderful overhead kick from Higdon after 70 minutes and the Englishman then added his third from penalty spot five minutes later. Ivan Sproule blasted Hibs' third beyond Darren Randolph after the home side had failed to deal with George Francomb's corner. Omar Daley replaced the suspended Keith Lasley for Well, while top scorer Garry O'Connor was recalled by Hibernian after the 5-0 defeat at home to Celtic. Manager Pat Fenlon made three further changes with Lewis Stevenson, Francomb and Sproule returning in place of Pa Kujabi, David Wotherspoon and Eoin Doyle. Leigh Griffiths fired wide in the opening minute for Hibernian before Daley lashed the ball across the face of Graham Stack's goal at the other end after robbing Doherty. After Doherty did well to block Higdon's drive, Hibernian opened the scoring after 17 minutes. Tim Clancy's short headed backpass was intercepted by Griffiths, who charged forward and cut the ball back for Osbourne to blast into the net. Higdon had a weak header comfortably gathered by Stack as the hosts tried to find a way back into the game and Motherwell's leading scorer was denied again two minutes later when James McPake blocked his goal-bound header. Higdon was a constant threat to the Hibernian defence and he forced Stack into a smart low stop after connecting with Daley's looping cross just after the half-hour mark. Stack did well to keep out Daley's shot two minutes later and despite being well placed, Murphy could not divert the rebound goalwards. Osbourne almost added his second of the night when his charging run ended with a powerful effort that ended inches wide, before Daley shot well over as the first half came to an end. Motherwell were awarded a penalty two minutes after the restart when Henrik Ojamaa seized upon Jorge Claros' header, only to be upended by Stack. Higdon despatched the kick low into the left-hand corner. Ojamaa was booked for striking the ball beyond Stack after referee Steven McLean had blown for a foul on 53 minutes, despite furious protests from the Estonian that he did not hear the whistle. Only a brilliant block by Darren Randolph at the feet of Griffiths prevented Hibs from restoring their lead - but in the 63rd minute it was 2-1 to Well when Murphy slid in at the back post to turn Daley's cross beyond Stack. The visitors levelled almost immediately when Doherty blasted past Randolph after the Motherwell defence had failed to clear Griffiths' corner. Following the Hibernian equaliser Stuart McCall removed the tiring Daley and replaced him with Chris Humphrey. The visitors made a change of their own when Martin Scott came on for Claros. Four minutes after being pegged back Motherwell restored their lead in style. Stack denied Ojamaa, but when Murphy chipped the ball back into the penalty area Higdon unleashed a wonderful overhead kick that left the Hibernian stopper helpless. Higdon made it 4-2 in the 75th minute, completing his hat-trick from the spot after Doherty brought down the onrushing Ojamaa. Hibernian made a double switch with 10 minutes remaining, introducing Roy O'Donovan and Kujabi for Doherty and Griffiths. As the hosts tried to wind the clock down Murphy was replaced by Stuart Carswell on 83 minutes. Clancy's wild backpass almost caught out Randolph and the Irish goalkeeper had to tip the ball behind for a corner. The visitors dragged themselves back into the game five minutes from time when Sproule drilled home after Francomb's corner had caused problems for the Motherwell defence - but the hosts held on.

Form Guide

    LDWWDW
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LWLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 15/10/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 22/01/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 13/11/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 15/08/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 6 - 6
  • Hibernian
  • 05/05/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 20/02/2010

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 7
  • J Murphy 7
  • K Lasley 4
  • H Ojamaa 3
  • N Law 2
  • O Daley 2
  • C Humphrey 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • S Hammell 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 8
  • L Griffiths 6
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • R Towell 1
  • C Booth 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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