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  • Date:14 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,152
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90mins

Foul by Tim Clancy on Gregory Tade, free kick awarded. Johnny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Shinnie on Chris Humphrey. Billy McKay leaves the field to be replaced by David Proctor. The ball is sent over by Tom Hateley, clearance by Kenny Gillet.

86mins

Chris Humphrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Tansey. Ryan Esson takes the free kick. Steve Jennings replaces Stephen Craigan.

83mins

Foul by Greg Tansey on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Graeme Shinnie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Humphrey. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

76mins

Thomas Piermayr concedes a free kick for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Tom Hateley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Thomas Piermayr. Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Nick Ross goes off and Steve Williams comes on. Clearance by Roman Golobart.

71mins

Omar Daley leaves the field to be replaced by Henrik Ojamaa. Nicky Law goes off and Chris Humphrey comes on.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

67mins

Gregory Tade fires in a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Nick Ross.

64mins

Gregory Tade takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Greg Tansey.

63mins

Unfair challenge on Omar Daley by Roman Golobart results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.

59mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy McKay. Keith Lasley takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post, save by Ryan Esson. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley, Gregory Tade makes a clearance.

55mins

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Lasley. Corner taken by Greg Tansey from the right by-line, save by Darren Randolph.

53mins

Billy McKay concedes a free kick for a foul on Stevie Hammell. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.

48mins

Shot from just outside the box by Johnny Hayes misses to the left of the goal.

48mins

Keith Lasley has a drilled shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

46mins

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Stephen Craigan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Greg Tansey played to the near post. Inswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

45mins

Greg Tansey has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Darren Randolph makes a save.

44mins

Gregory Tade takes a shot from 12 yards. Darren Randolph makes a save.

42mins

Effort on goal by Johnny Hayes from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

38mins

Cross/shot by Omar Daley,

34mins

Gregory Tade produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Clancy by Gregory Tade. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Greg Tansey.

26mins

Lee Cox takes a shot. Johnny Hayes takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tom Hateley.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Nick Ross. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Shot by Michael Higdon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Tom Hateley takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tim Clancy misses to the left of the goal.

20mins

Tom Hateley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Omar Daley clears the bar. Greg Tansey manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Omar Daley takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Esson.

18mins

Michael Higdon produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

17mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Greg Tansey from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

17mins

Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Nicky Law by Greg Tansey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.

14mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart by Michael Higdon. Billy McKay restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Billy McKay is caught offside. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.

9mins

Greg Tansey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Law. Shaun Hutchinson takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on Gregory Tade. Lee Cox takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line, Close range header by Michael Higdon misses to the right of the target.

4mins

Unfair challenge on Thomas Piermayr by Keith Lasley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

Match Preview

Law seeking home comforts Motherwell midfielder Nicky Law feels their increased attacking options can help them improve their home record. Third-placed Motherwell have not won a Clydesdale Bank Premier League game at Fir Park since September ahead of the visit of Inverness. But Bob McHugh has returned from an ankle in recent weeks and Henrik Ojamaa scored on his debut last weekend as Motherwell beat Queen's Park 4-0 in the Scottish Cup. Both strikers can provide support for top goalscorer Michael Higdon, while Jamaica international Omar Daley has now scored three times in six starts after his gradual introduction to the team. Motherwell also have Jamie Murphy and Chris Humphrey continuing to provide a threat and Law breaking from midfield. The former Rotherham and Sheffield United player said: "Apart from the three games we have lost, we have not conceded many at home. "We have kept a few clean sheets, it's scoring that has maybe been the problem at home, breaking teams down. Now Omar is fit. Myself and the gaffer knew what he can do and it has probably taken him a bit longer than he would have liked but he didn't have a pre-season. "Now four or five games in he is looking sharp and scoring goals. Henrik has come in and done very well and he'll be delighted he got his first goal last week and he'll be looking to take that on as well." Manager Stuart McCall added: "There were a few positives from last week - four good goals, Murphy getting a couple, Omar scoring again and Henrik coming on. "Bob McHugh was unfortunate, two good saves stopped him scoring. Chris Humphrey came on and showed how dangerous he can be. "We've got good attacking options and it's good to have a strong bench. "We've got start on the front foot. It's our home game so we have got to force the play and we feel we have the players to do that." McCall will make a late decision on Steve Jennings ahead of the clash. Jennings has trained for two days following a hamstring problem and McCall will assess his reaction, but fellow midfielder Stuart Carswell is still suffering the after-effects of a chest infection. Defender Steven Saunders (Achilles) remains out, while reserve goalkeeper Lee Hollis has made an initial return to training after a hip injury. Meanwhile, Caley defender Graeme Shinnie has called on his side to extend their three-match unbeaten run and seal a top-six place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League. Inverness travel to Motherwell seeking to build on the win over Aberdeen and draw at Hibernian, as well as last weekend's William Hill Scottish Cup draw with Dunfermline. Terry Butcher's side are 10th in the table, five points behind ninth-placed Aberdeen and four ahead of 11th-placed Hibs, but Shinnie - who could return from a calf injury this weekend - is looking up the standings. He said: "Hopefully now with the three games unbeaten and the bit of luck we got at the end on Saturday, hopefully things are starting to turn. "We haven't been unbeaten this season, so this starts a run. When we were in the First Division we went on a run of about 22 games. "These runs are very good, make us climb the table and hopefully take us into the top six, which is where we want to be." Inverness captain Richie Foran is suspended and Steve Williams is in line for his debut after signing on loan from Bradford. Ross Tokely is likely to miss out once again following his own calf problem. Defender Kenny Gillet is free to play on - his suspension will be applied in next Wednesday's William Hill Scottish Cup replay with Dunfermline - but David Davis has returned to parent club Wolves and Aidan Chippendale to Huddersfield following the end of their loan spells.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

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

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Match Report

Tade stunner sinks Well A spectacular strike from Inverness forward Gregory Tade consigned Motherwell to a third consecutive Clydesdale Bank Premier League defeat, as they lost 1-0. Tade fired into the top corner from long range midway through the second half as Motherwell again failed to win in the SPL at Fir Park. The home side started well but ran out of ideas in the second half as they slipped out of the top three for the first time this season. The victory moved Inverness nine points clear of bottom club Dunfermline and will prompt hopes they can push up towards the top six. Motherwell, with Steve Jennings on the bench after a hamstring problem, have not picked up three points at home since September, but they began at a high tempo with Omar Daley playing up front alongside Michael Higdon in an attacking formation. Inverness brought in Greg Tansey and Nick Ross to their midfield for the suspended Richie Foran and David Davis, who returned to Wolves after his loan spell, and they quelled the early pressure. Inverness centre-backs Roman Golobart and Kenny Gillet were excellent throughout and, apart from some hopeful penalty appeals, their first concern came when Ryan Esson came out to block from Daley at his near post after Murphy had played the Jamaican down the left wing. The visitors soon survived a scramble when Esson could not punch Tom Hateley's corner far from his crowded goalmouth but Tade did well to block from Higdon eight yards out. Inverness created a good chance in the 29th minute when Lee Cox set up a counter attack and Tade played the ball through for Billy McKay, but the striker missed the target with his angled drive from 20 yards. Motherwell had an equally dangerous opening a minute later when Murphy helped the ball on for Daley after Higdon had won a long ball. Daley worked an opening only for Thomas Piermayr to recover with a challenge that forced the Motherwell player to shoot over from 15 yards. Daley returned the favour for Murphy with a return ball that saw the Motherwell winger race clear down the left wing. Murphy took the ball round Esson at pace but Piermayr got back to clear with the forward claiming in vain that he had been brought down. Darren Randolph saved low drives from Tade and Tansey in the final stages of the half and Jonny Hayes forced another save from Randolph following a direct run seconds after the restart. Esson soon held Lasley's powerful drive at the second attempt and the Inverness goalkeeper had to scramble to punch away Hateley's corner, which was heading straight in. But the visitors were generally looking comfortable and McKay played Tade in the left channel, however Randolph narrowed the angle well and blocked from close range. Tade soon converted a much more difficult chance in the 67th minute, picking up a loose ball and quickly unleashing a powerful strike into the top corner from 22 yards to leave Randolph with no chance. Motherwell brought on Chris Humphrey and Henrik Ojamaa with the latter initially livening up their forward play. Inverness responded by bringing on defender Steve Williams, who arrived on loan from Bradford in midweek, for Ross. Ojamaa got in behind the new five-man defence but his cutback just evaded Higdon and Esson later got to Higdon's flick-on just before Humphrey. Jennings came on with four minutes left but Inverness brought on another defender, David Proctor, and comfortably held out.

Form Guide

    WDWDLL
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LWLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 29/10/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 23/07/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 3 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 05/03/2011
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 15/01/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 2
  • Motherwell
  • 06/11/2010
  • Motherwell
  • 2 - 2
  • Inverness CT
  • 13/05/2009

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • M Higdon 6
  • J Murphy 6
  • K Lasley 3
  • O Daley 2
  • T Hateley 2
  • S Hammell 1
  • C Humphrey 1
  • R McHugh 1
  • S Hutchinson 1

Inverness CT

  • A Shinnie 7
  • G Tade 7
  • J Hayes 5
  • G Tansey 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • R Foran 1
  • N Ross 1
  • G Shinnie 1
  • R Golobart 1
  • D Davis 1
  • B McKay 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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