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  • Date:15 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:5,108
  • Higdon (47)
    McFadden (53) Higginbotham (66)
    Hateley (83)
  • Taiwo (22)
Goal!

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91:49 +1.49

David Wotherspoon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

91:32 +1.32

Alex Harris takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.

90:38 +0.38

Eoin Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Hutchinson. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Hutchinson.

89:26

Shot by Stewart Carswell. Brilliant save by Ben Williams.

86:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McPake by Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.

86:00

Alex Harris has an effort at goal. Save made by Darren Randolph.

85:12

Unfair challenge on Eoin Doyle by Stewart Carswell results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

84:47

The referee blows for offside against Leigh Griffiths. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

83:27

Tom Hateley finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 4-1 Hibernian.Assist by James McFadden.

81:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa by Alan Maybury. Alan Maybury is cautioned. Zaine Francis-Angol joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kallum Higginbotham. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

76:33

Unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Maybury.

75:08

Leigh Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

73:54

Shot from 12 yards by Alex Harris. Save by Darren Randolph.

73:04

James McPake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, comfortable save by Ben Williams.

71:48

Shot from just outside the area by Leigh Griffiths goes over the bar.

70:34

David Wotherspoon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

70:10

Henrik Ojamaa concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Taiwo. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.

69:19

Drilled right-footed shot by Tom Hateley. Eoin Doyle gets a block in.

68:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jorge Claros on Tom Hateley. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

67:39

Alex Harris comes on in place of Scott Robertson.

66:26

Kallum Higginbotham fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-1 Hibernian.Assist by Stewart Carswell.

62:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McFadden on Lewis Stevenson. Leigh Griffiths delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, James McFadden makes a clearance.

60:15

Eoin Doyle fouled by Stewart Carswell, the ref awards a free kick. Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tom Hateley.

58:34

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

57:45

Unfair challenge on James McPake by Henrik Ojamaa results in a free kick. The referee books Henrik Ojamaa for unsporting behaviour. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

56:37

The referee blows for offside against Eoin Doyle. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

56:10

Tom Hateley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jorge Claros. Direct free kick taken by David Wotherspoon.

54:31

Adam Cummins concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Griffiths. Leigh Griffiths takes the direct free kick.

53:57

Eoin Doyle replaces Matt Done.

53:13

A goal is scored by James McFadden from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 2-1 Hibernian.

51:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by James McPake. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

50:41

Inswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance.

50:01

Stevie Hammell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wotherspoon. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leigh Griffiths, Michael Higdon manages to make a clearance.

47:51 +2.51

James McFadden takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

47:38

Effort on goal by James McFadden from 18 yards. Blocked by Lewis Stevenson. Michael Higdon finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Motherwell 1-1 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from James McFadden.

47:00 +2.00

James McPake challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stevie Hammell restarts play with the free kick.

46:31

Shot from 20 yards by Stewart Carswell. Blocked by Ryan McGivern.

46:14

Henrik Ojamaa fouled by Jorge Claros, the ref awards a free kick. Henrik Ojamaa takes the direct free kick.

45:37 +0.37

Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Higdon. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.

45:28

Michael Higdon challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

45:01

Nicky Law goes off and Adam Cummins comes on.

44:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley.

44:29

Volleyed left-footed shot by Kallum Higginbotham. Lewis Stevenson gets a block in.

39:26

Nicky Law fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

37:12

Effort from deep inside the area by Tom Hateley misses to the left of the target.

37:00

James McFadden fouled by Lewis Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick. James McFadden takes the free kick.

36:21

Henrik Ojamaa is ruled offside. Ryan McGivern takes the indirect free kick.

35:21

Tom Hateley sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Shaun Hutchinson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

34:51

Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner to the near post.

33:05

Michael Higdon challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

28:50

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan McGivern produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:55

(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Stewart Carswell coming on for Keith Lasley.

22:53

Tom Taiwo finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Motherwell 0-1 Hibernian.Assist by David Wotherspoon.

16:52

Corner taken by Tom Hateley, David Wotherspoon manages to make a clearance.

15:03

Inswinging corner taken by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line.

11:37

Foul by Scott Robertson on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

10:05

Unfair challenge on Alan Maybury by Kallum Higginbotham results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

9:27

A cross is delivered by Henrik Ojamaa, Lewis Stevenson gets a block in.

3:57

The ball is crossed by James McFadden, Close range header by Michael Higdon goes over the bar.

Match Preview

Ojamaa proud of Motherwell's attacking threat Motherwell striker Henrik Ojamaa believes the fruits of his strike partnership with Michael Higdon this season highlight the attacking talents of the whole team. Higdon is joint top-scorer in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with 19 goals, alongside Inverness forward Billy McKay and Leigh Griffiths of Hibernian, who visit Fir Park. Ojamaa only has two goals this season but he is joint top of the SPL assists table with 12, a position he shares with Caley Thistle winger Aaron Doran. Ojamaa said: "It speaks volumes for the team and our attacking performance when Higgy is top goalscorer and me and Doran are top assists. "That shows how good we are going forward and how well we have done this season. It's a credit to all of us. "Michael has had a great year. It's a great fit with Michael. "I think his first-time finishing is definitely the best I have ever played with. "With the flair players we have around him such as myself, Nicky Law, Chris Humphrey, we had Murph (Jamie Murphy) before and now we have Faddy (James McFadden), Kallum Higginbotham, everybody can really complement him and create chances for him and he is just great at putting them away. "We are very lucky to have him and he has had a great goalscoring season." Victory over Hibs would put second-placed Motherwell five points clear in second place with their closest rivals Ross County and Inverness meeting on Saturday. And Ojamaa is looking to extend Motherwell's lead ahead of the the split with games against Dundee and St Mirren to follow. Ojamaa, who has been called up to Estonia's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Holland and Andorra, said: "It's really important that in the last eight games we really go into the next gear and finish strongly because it's still very tight. "After the split there are going to be some very tight games and I'm expecting a lot of draws, although you never know. "But these three games before the split are very, very important. "It would be great for us to stay unbeaten and pick up a couple of wins along the way that would put us in a really strong position." Shaun Hutchinson and Chris Humphrey return for the clash. Hutchinson was suspended for the goalless draw at Aberdeen while Humphrey missed out with a knock. But defender Fraser Kerr is likely to miss out with a back injury. Meanwhile, Hibernian defender Lewis Stevenson admits he needed very little persuading to sign a new two-year deal at the club. The 25-year-old, who made his debut under Tony Mowbray in 2005, has penned fresh terms that will keep him at the Leith outfit until 2015. Joining as a 14-year-old, Stevenson has become the longest-serving player at Easter Road - making 128 appearances and outlasting five managers. Stevenson's versatility has been a huge boost to those he has played under over the years and the player insists he jumped at the chance to commit. Speaking ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League trip to Motherwell, Stevenson said: "It didn't take much persuading to sign. I'm delighted to stay longer at Hibs. It's been good. "I've been signing one-year deals so it's nice to have a two-year deal. I have enjoyed it, I've had ups and downs but for the most part I've enjoyed it. "The club have treated me well over the years so, as soon as I was offered the new contract, I took it. "It's a big club so I don't see any reason why I should move." Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon is set to welcome back Tim Clancy from a hamstring injury for the trip. The full-back has not played since hobbling off during the defeat to Ross County at the end of January but featured for the Hibernian Under-20s against Dundee United on Tuesday. Hibernian remain without defender Paul Hanlon due to his troublesome hip injury, but Fenlon is hoping he will be available after the approaching international break.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 433Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

  • Darren Randolph
  • Tom Hateley
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Simon Ramsden
  • Stevie Hammell
  • James McFadden
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Michael Higdon
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Steven Saunders
  • Robert McHugh
  • Omar Daley
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Adam Cummins

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLWWD
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LLWDDD

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 15/12/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 4
  • Hibernian
  • 26/10/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 08/04/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 4 - 3
  • Hibernian
  • 22/02/2012
  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Motherwell
  • 15/10/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 22/01/2011

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 19
  • N Law 4
  • R McHugh 3
  • C Humphrey 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • H Ojamaa 2
  • K Lasley 1
  • O Daley 1
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • A Cummins 1

Hibernian

  • L Griffiths 14
  • E Doyle 8
  • D Wotherspoon 3
  • J McPake 2
  • P Cairney 2
  • T Clancy 1
  • R McGivern 1
  • P Hanlon 1
  • D Handling 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 47
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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