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  • Date:19 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Fir Park Stadium
  • Attendance:3,432
  • Ainsworth (25) Sutton (33)

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:29 +0.29

Ross Draper takes the free kick.

90:22 +0.22

Craig Reid challenges Marley Watkins unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Marley Watkins is caught offside.


Corner taken by Greg Tansey.


Stephen McManus fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick.


Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the left by-line.


Steven Hammell takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol by David Raven.


Gunnar Nielsen takes the free kick.


James Vincent goes off and Marley Watkins comes on.


Zaine Francis-Angol on for James McFadden.


Ross Draper is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


Ryan Christie takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.


Richie Foran is shown a yellow card.


Stuart Carswell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.


Stuart Carswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran.


Lionel Ainsworth restarts play with the free kick.


Richie Foran challenges Iain Vigurs unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Steven Hammell restarts play with the free kick.


Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Hammell.


Daniel Devine challenges James McFadden unfairly and gives away a free kick.


James Vincent takes a shot. Gunnar Nielsen catches the ball.


Shot by Billy McKay. Gunnar Nielsen catches the ball.


Shot by Iain Vigurs went wide left of the target.


Josh Meekings concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Hutchinson.


Greg Tansey takes the free kick.


Greg Tansey fouled by Keith Lasley, the ref awards a free kick.


James McFadden takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


Corner taken by Ryan Christie.


Shot by James Vincent. Gunnar Nielsen parries the ball but the danger is not over.


Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.


Iain Vigurs takes the free kick.


James McFadden fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick.


Iain Vigurs produces a cross.


Shot by James McFadden went over the net.

The referee gets the second half started.


Aaron Doran goes off and Ryan Christie comes on.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.


Greg Tansey takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.


Shot by Richie Foran went wide right of the net.


Shot by Iain Vigurs.


Unfair challenge on Josh Meekings by John Sutton results in a free kick.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


Free kick taken by Gunnar Nielsen.


Keith Lasley fouled by Aaron Doran, the ref awards a free kick.


John Sutton scores a headed goal. Motherwell 2-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Steven Hammell.


Free kick taken by Daniel Devine.


Keith Lasley concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy McKay.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


Billy McKay takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.


Lionel Ainsworth scores a right footed goal. Motherwell 1-0 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Steven Hammell.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth.


Centre by Iain Vigurs.


James McFadden takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.


Dean Brill takes the free kick.


John Sutton challenges Richie Foran unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Josh Meekings crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by James McFadden on Greg Tansey.


Shaun Hutchinson takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy McKay by Steven Hammell.


Free kick taken by Richie Foran.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vincent by Stuart Carswell.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Richie Foran on Iain Vigurs.


James Vincent has an effort at goal. Gunnar Nielsen safely holds on.


Ross Draper challenges Keith Lasley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Lasley hails McCall Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley insists Fir Park boss Stuart McCall deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Derek McInnes when nominations for the managerial prizes are announced. Aberdeen's McInnes is the odds-on favourite to sweep the board after guiding his side to their first trophy in 19 years with Sunday's League Cup win. The Dons boss has also watched his team climb to second spot in the Scottish Premiership and face a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final showdown with St Johnstone next month. But Lasley insists the job done by McCall is just as impressive. The former Scotland midfielder was named last year's SPL Manager of the Year after leading Well to the runner's up slot and is on course for a third top-three finish in as many years. Lasley said: "I think the gaffer deserves to be mentioned among the runners for the managerial awards. I thought the same last year. "It's all relative. Derek McInnes has done a great job. There have been plenty of managers who have go to Aberdeen in recent years with the same budgets and not succeeded, so he is certainly doing something right. "They will be favourites to finish second and are still in the Scottish Cup as well, so Derek will be a contender when the awards come round. "But from my point of view, I know the gaffer here has a tough job in terms of budget constraints and the size of club we are compared to your Aberdeens and Dundee Uniteds. "So it has to be commended the level of consistency that has been shown here and the gaffer needs to take a big chunk of that credit." The Steelmen take on Inverness on Wednesday just three days after the Highlanders suffered penalty shout-out agony against the Dons. But Lasley does not think the pain of losing out on the club's first-ever major trophy will stop Caley Thistle from putting up a fight at Fir Park. Speaking ahead of the Premiership clash, the 34-year-old said: "Hopefully going to extra-time will have a big effect on the Inverness players but I'm sure they will be up for Wednesday's game. "There will obviously be a lot of disappointment in the Caley ranks. But it would have been different if Aberdeen had ran over the top of them and won 3-0 or 4-0. "They were right in the game throughout and it could have gone either way, so they will recover by Wednesday. "In some ways, John Hughes will be like that fact that his side can get out there again rather than being left to stew on it for a week." McCall will be without goalkeeper Lee Hollis for the next month with a broken finger and he will be replaced by fit-again Gunnar Nielsen on Wednesday night. Hollis suffered his break against Hibernian last week but while he drops out, Steven Hammel, Zaine Francis-Angol and Stuart Carswell are all back after recovering from injuries. Inverness boss John Hughes has given his squad a pick-me up following their League Cup final heartache by tying down midfielder Ross Draper on a new two-year deal. The 25-year-old former Macclesfield player was part of the Caley Thistle side who lost out to Aberdeen at Celtic Park on Sunday. But he has put the disappointment of that defeat to one side to pen a new deal until May, 2016. Hughes said "We have been working with Ross and his agent for a couple of weeks now and we are absolutely delighted he has seen that his future lies with our club. "He has been an ever present in the squad since first signing in 2012 and we have now secured the majority of this year's squad on long-term deals which augurs well for the future and the stability of the playing staff for next season and beyond." Draper - who has made 71 appearances for Inverness since moving to the Highlands - added: "I am delighted to put pen to paper, we have been in discussion for a couple of weeks now but we have been busy with games. "I am really enjoying my time up here I love everything about the club and Inverness so there was no reason not to commit my future to the club." Meanwhile, Inverness skipper Richie Foran insists the dejected Highlanders will have no trouble bouncing back from Sunday's agony when they take on Motherwell. Caley Thistle had battled through 120 minutes of action before cruelly losing out to the Dons as Adam Rooney's decisive spot-kick claimed the trophy for McInnes' men. It was a painful way to miss out on landing the club's first ever major trophy but Foran insists the characters in Hughes' squad are tough enough to shake off their disappointment. Speaking ahead of their Scottish Premiership clash at Fir Park, he told CaleyJagsTV: "We have got big players, big characters who showed on Sunday how well they can play. "But that is that game out of the way now. There are worse things in life than losing a final. "Would I want a family member to be in an accident or get sick? No. This is a cup final, it's football. Get on with it. "As I said, there are worse things in life and we will look forward to Wednesday." Hughes will be able to call upon the services of defender Gary Warren. The English centre-half was forced to watch on helplessly on Sunday after he was sent-off against Hearts in the semi-final. Otherwise Hughes has a fully-fit squad.

Formation:442Manager: Stuart McCall


Formation: 442Manager: John Hughes

Inverness CT

  • Gunnar Nielsen
  • Craig Reid
  • Shaun Hutchinson
  • Stephen McManus
  • Steven Hammell
  • Stuart Carswell
  • Keith Lasley
  • Iain Vigurs
  • Lionel Ainsworth
  • John Sutton
  • James McFadden
  • SUBS
  • Zaine Francis-Angol
  • Ross Stewart
  • Craig Moore
  • Euan Murray
  • Jack Leitch
  • Dominic Thomas
  • Chris Cadden



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Motherwell
  • VS
  • Inverness CT

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Motherwell
  • 17/08/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 4 - 3
  • Motherwell
  • 04/05/2013
  • Motherwell
  • 3 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 16/02/2013
  • Inverness CT
  • 1 - 5
  • Motherwell
  • 18/11/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 4 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 02/09/2012
  • Motherwell
  • 0 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 14/01/2012

Top Scorers


  • J Sutton 15
  • L Ainsworth 8
  • H Anier 7
  • J McFadden 3
  • S McManus 3
  • K Lasley 2
  • I Vigurs 2
  • Z Francis-Angol 2
  • S Hutchinson 1
  • C Moore 1

Inverness CT

  • B McKay 16
  • R Foran 4
  • A Doran 4
  • G Warren 2
  • G Shinnie 2
  • D Raven 1
  • M Watkins 1
  • D Williams 1



    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 46
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 33
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins