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  • Date:02 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:4,031
  • Hateley (10) Higdon (11)
    Higdon (71)
    Higdon (78)
  • Foran (27)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line, save by Darren Randolph.

93mins

The ball is swung over by David Raven, blocked by Zaine Francis-Angol. Short corner worked by Aaron Doran.

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Gary Warren. Gary Warren takes the free kick.

91mins

Shane Sutherland leaves the field to be replaced by Billy McKay.

90mins

Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

89mins

A cross is delivered by David Raven.

87mins

Henrik Ojamaa challenges Graeme Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Meekings restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Corner taken by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Richie Foran. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Stewart Carswell comes on in place of Chris Humphrey.

81mins

Andrew Shinnie goes off and Conor Pepper comes on.

80mins

Jonathan Page gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Booking for Jonathan Page for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken by Andrew Shinnie saved by Darren Randolph. Motherwell 4-1 Inverness CT.

79mins

Michael Higdon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 4-1 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.

77mins

Jonathan Page gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Shot on goal comes in from Richie Foran from the free kick, save by Darren Randolph.

75mins

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Shinnie.

75mins

Shot by Gary Warren. Save by Darren Randolph.

74mins

Aaron Doran decides to take the corner short. Centre by Aaron Doran, Michael Higdon makes a clearance.

73mins

Aaron Doran crosses the ball, Jonathan Page manages to make a clearance. Ross Draper has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

73mins

Robert McHugh leaves the field to be replaced by Henrik Ojamaa.

72mins

Michael Higdon scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-1 Inverness CT.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Humphrey, Gary Warren manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Aaron Doran produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Humphrey, save by Ryan Esson.

67mins

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Warren.

66mins

Robert McHugh challenges Gary Warren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.

65mins

A cross is delivered by Richie Foran, Shane Sutherland takes a shot. Zaine Francis-Angol gets a block in. Aaron Doran takes a outswinging corner.

64mins

Jamie Murphy replaces Nicky Law.

64mins

Gavin Morrison replaces Owain Tudur Jones.

62mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Shinnie on Chris Humphrey. The referee books Graeme Shinnie for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tom Hateley, Ross Draper manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Corner taken by Nicky Law, Headed effort from inside the area by Jonathan Page misses to the left of the target.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Meekings by Michael Higdon. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Fraser Kerr delivers the ball, Effort from inside the area by Michael Higdon misses to the left of the goal.

55mins

Jonathan Page challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Doran crosses the ball, Richie Foran takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

54mins

Centre by Nicky Law, save by Ryan Esson.

54mins

The ball is sent over by Fraser Kerr.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Richie Foran. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

52mins

Keith Lasley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51mins

Robert McHugh is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Aaron Doran produces a cross.

49mins

Zaine Francis-Angol produces a cross, Shane Sutherland gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line played to the near post.

47mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Law, clearance made by Gary Warren.

46mins

Keith Lasley fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

45mins

Fraser Kerr crosses the ball, Ryan Esson makes a save.

44mins

Richie Foran takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. Close range headed effort by Richie Foran goes wide of the left-hand upright.

41mins

Tom Hateley challenges Aaron Doran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

38mins

Chris Humphrey crosses the ball, David Raven manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Chris Humphrey crosses the ball, blocked by Graeme Shinnie. Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Warren makes a clearance.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Gary Warren. Adam Cummins takes the free kick.

35mins

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Higdon goes over the crossbar.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Page by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Page.

33mins

Shot from inside the area by Keith Lasley clears the bar.

31mins

The referee blows for offside. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.

30mins

Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Ross Draper takes the free kick. Aaron Doran takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

30mins

The ball is delivered by Richie Foran, save made by Darren Randolph.

29mins

Graeme Shinnie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert McHugh. Jonathan Page takes the free kick.

28mins

Richie Foran finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Motherwell 2-1 Inverness CT.Owain Tudur Jones provided the assist for the goal.

27mins

David Raven takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aaron Doran.

26mins

The ball is swung over by Shane Sutherland.

26mins

Short corner worked by Andrew Shinnie.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, save made by Darren Randolph.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Tom Hateley. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Ryan Esson takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Josh Meekings. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tom Hateley from right wing, clearance made by Gary Warren. Tom Hateley decides to take the corner short, Tom Hateley takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Esson.

21mins

Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Fraser Kerr by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Page on Richie Foran. Free kick taken by Owain Tudur Jones.

18mins

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Meekings. Josh Meekings takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Shot from outside the box by Aaron Doran misses to the left of the target.

15mins

Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Warren. Ryan Esson restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Michael Higdon fouled by Gary Warren, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Chris Humphrey, Michael Higdon gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 2-0 Inverness CT.Chris Humphrey provided the assist for the goal.

10mins

Tom Hateley takes the inswinging corner, Tom Hateley grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Inverness CT.

10mins

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line, clearance made by Josh Meekings.

9mins

Short corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Chris Humphrey results in a free kick. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.

8mins

Richie Foran concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Page. Jonathan Page restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Chris Humphrey crosses the ball.

6mins

Robert McHugh takes a shot. Gary Warren gets a block in. Corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Josh Meekings.

6mins

The offside flag is raised against Richie Foran. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

5mins

The referee blows for offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

2mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Ross Draper. Save made by Darren Randolph. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line to the near post, save by Darren Randolph.

2mins

Chris Humphrey sends in a cross.

Match Preview

Johansson excited by Well role Former Finland and Rangers striker Jonatan Johansson is relishing the challenge of helping more Motherwell academy players break into the first team after being appointed the club's Under-20s coach. Johansson, who also had spells with Hibernian and St Johnstone, has officially signed on at Fir Park but has been around the club for several weeks. The 37-year-old spent the summer coaching 17-year-olds at TPS in Finland and is looking to build on that experience at Motherwell. Five teenagers played for Motherwell during their 1-0 Europa League defeat by Levante in Spain on Thursday night and with Stevie Hammell (hamstring) and Michael Higdon (Achilles) nursing injuries, manager Stuart McCall could have to field another youthful team when Inverness visit Fir Park. Johansson is the man charged with preparing the Under-20s for the rigours of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and he appreciates the task requires an all-encompassing approach. "It's a great challenge for me as a new coach to come to a club like this, which plays in Europe and is one of the best teams in Scotland," Johansson told MFCTV. "It's known for having a great youth system, a lot of the players in the Under-20 team play for the first team. "It's a great challenge to help these 17,18 and 19-year-olds break into the first team. "There is some great talent coming through. It's very important years when you're 17 and 18 and being so close to the first team but that last step needs to be taken. It's interesting to work with them. "With any club in Scotland and smaller clubs there are bound to be chances to play with injuries and suspensions. "It's all about taking that chance and hopefully I can help them. "It's important to lead by example, discipline is important and how you conduct yourself off the pitch, and hopefully I can teach them some football stuff. "They are all talented enough to take that next step to the first team to the first team but it's still a hard step to take." McCall hopes to have at least one of Tom Hateley, Simon Ramsden and Nicky Law back after they missed the trip to Valencia through injury but Shaun Hutchinson is suspended and also has an ankle injury. Inverness manager Terry Butcher is happy with the creative side of his team's game. Caley Thistle got their first win of the season at Arbroath in the Scottish Communities League Cup on Wednesday but they have been involved in three score draws and even managed two goals in a poor display against Celtic. Butcher lost main striker Gregory Tade and inspirational winger Jonny Hayes in the summer but playmaker Andrew Shinnie and another Irish wide player, Aaron Doran, have started off well after missing large chunks of last season through injury. Butcher said: "We have some mixed memories of Fir Park last season. We lost 3-0 down there on the opening day although we played some good football. "And we won 1-0 when Jonny Hayes captained the team for the only time. "Gregory Tade scored that day. We have lost our two top goalscorers from last season but we are still scoring goals and creating chances so I'm happy with that." Shinnie has already netted four goals, half of his total from last season. "He could have surpassed that figure on Wednesday night - he had enough chances and shots at goal to score there or four goals," Butcher said. "He has done very well for us in every game. He's a quality player, and now he is fit and strong. "It's the same with Aaron Doran. Aaron's a key player if we can keep him on a good level of fitness. "If he keeps himself nice and sharp then we've got one hell of a player there too. "People talk about Motherwell having good young players, but so have we."

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall

Motherwell

Formation: 4231Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Darren Randolph
  • Fraser Kerr
  • Jonathan Page
  • Adam Cummins
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Chris Humphrey
  • Keith Lasley
  • Nicky Law
  • Tom Hateley
  • Michael Higdon
  • Robert McHugh
  • SUBS
  • Lee Hollis
  • Henrik Ojamaa
  • Jamie Murphy
  • Omar Daley
  • Stewart Carswell
  • Steven Hetherington
  • Euan Murray

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDWD
  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • DDDL

Last Meetings

  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 14/01/2012
  • 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

Top Scorers

Motherwell

  • J Murphy 2
  • M Higdon 1
  • R McHugh 1

Inverness CT

  • R Draper 2
  • A Shinnie 1
  • N Ross 1
  • B McKay 1
  • C Pepper 1

Goals

Motherwell

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

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

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