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Ross Forbes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Corner taken short by Nick Blackman.
Jamie Murphy fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-1 St Mirren.The assist for the goal came from Alan Gow.
Ross Forbes concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McGowan. Hugh Murray takes the direct free kick.
Lee Mair concedes a Penalty for a foul on Alan Gow. Lee Mair receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Tom Hateley. Motherwell 2-1 St Mirren.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Forbes, clearance by Lee Mair.
David van Zanten concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Blackman. Shot comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick, David van Zanten gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the box by Darren McGregor goes over the bar.
Alan Gow concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugh Murray. Hugh Murray takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Wardlaw on Darren Randolph. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Wardlaw receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Gareth Wardlaw handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Craigan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw. Paul McGowan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Stephen Craigan makes a clearance.
Alan Gow on for Chris Humphrey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Hugh Murray. Ross Forbes takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Potter by Stevie Hammell. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Michael Higdon on Stephen Craigan, free kick awarded. Stevie Hammell takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Wardlaw misses to the left of the target.
Ross Forbes on for John Sutton.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Paul McGowan goes wide right of the goal.
Paul McGowan takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nick Blackman.
Paul McGowan takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
Unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Steve Jennings results in a free kick. Steve Jennings receives a yellow card. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Wardlaw fires in a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-1 St Mirren.Assist by Paul McGowan.
Steve Jennings concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Wardlaw. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul McGowan.
John Sutton takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
Darren McGregor takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Craig Samson.
John Sutton fouled by Lee Mair, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Blackman takes the free kick.
Foul by Lee Mair on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded. Steve Jennings takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Jamie Murphy. Save by Craig Samson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jennings by Patrick Cregg. Steve Jennings takes the direct free kick.
Steven Saunders goes off and Stevie Hammell comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jure Travner by Chris Humphrey. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.
Patrick Cregg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Murphy fouled by Hugh Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Saunders takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan to the near post, Lee Mair takes a shot.
Effort on goal by Tom Hateley from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Nick Blackman fouled by Darren McGregor, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Blackman restarts play with the free kick.
Jure Travner challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Craigan takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Wardlaw has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McGowan by Keith Lasley. Hugh Murray takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Darren McGregor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Murphy on Lee Mair. Free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Stephen Craigan fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
John Sutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Hugh Murray. Direct free kick taken by John Potter.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey played to the near post, Nick Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on John Potter. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey from the left by-line, Michael Higdon manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Keith Lasley. Patrick Cregg gets a block in.
Corner taken by Chris Humphrey.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Humphrey from the right by-line, clearance by Hugh Murray.
Shot by Nick Blackman. Craig Samson makes a save.
Paul McGowan has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David van Zanten on Tom Hateley. Shot on goal comes in from Tom Hateley from the free kick, save made by Craig Samson.
Chris Humphrey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by John Potter.
Jamie Murphy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Hugh Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Blackman. Hugh Murray goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Michael Higdon. Booking for Michael Higdon for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Craigan restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jure Travner on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Craigan.
Chris Humphrey finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 St Mirren.
Michael Higdon concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Jennings. Direct free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Nick Blackman. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Wardlaw takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The second half has started.
The referee signals the end of the game.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Hammell to return for Motherwell
Stevie Hammell is back in the Motherwell squad for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against St Mirren.
The left-back has recovered from a hamstring injury and could return to the team.
Shaun Hutchinson (hamstring), Esteban Casagolda and Marc Fitzpatrick (both knee) remain out but should all return in a couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Patrick Cregg is set to go straight into the St Mirren squad after becoming Danny Lennon's latest signing.
The 24-year-old put pen to paper on Friday morning when he signed a deal until January 1.
The former Arsenal player was released by Hibernian last season but has sealed a quick return to the SPL and is determined to make the most of the opportunity.
He told the club's official website: "I'm looking to come here to St Mirren and do the best that I can possibly do.
"I think the fans will see that I'm a hard worker for the team, and for myself obviously.
"Hopefully I can prove to everyone that I'm good on the ball as well and if selected I'll be giving 100% week in and week out for St Mirren."
The midfielder added: "Morton had made me an offer and Allan Moore was really good to me by giving me the opportunity there.
"But I'm extremely grateful to Danny Lennon and St Mirren for giving me the offer to come here and play for St Mirren.
"The best deal for me was to come to St Mirren in the SPL where I have played most of my career."
John Potter insists no one at St Mirren is pressing the panic button just yet despite sitting joint bottom of the SPL.
A difficult start to the campaign means they have slipped into the drop zone and sit level with St Johnstone ahead of this weekend's visit to Motherwell.
"There is no point in panicking," said Potter.
"The season has just started and it's a long season and there are going to be many ups and downs for clubs like ourselves.
"Most of the other clubs in the SPL have their highs and lows in a season as well and it's just about picking yourself up when you have the low points and hopefully getting a win.
"You've got to be positive. You can get beat but if you let it affect you too much it can have a damaging effect.
"You've got to learn from the game and learn from the mistakes but then you've got to move on. That's the best way to get over it."
The Saints skipper added: "The result on Saturday was disappointing but we just need to get over it and get on with things.
"We need to look forward and be positive, that's our aim.
"There is no point sitting about and worrying about what's going to happen. We are positive and hopeful that we can get a result this weekend."
Potter admits a win over high-flying Motherwell would be the ideal tonic for Saints after last week's loss to Inverness.
He said: "It would be a big confidence-boost because not many people are expecting us to get a result this weekend.
"All that matters to us is that the players and staff are confident and it would give us a great boost."
Well take home comfort
A Tom Hateley penalty and Jamie Murphy strike in the final three minutes at Fir Park gave Motherwell their first home win of the season in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, 3-1 against St Mirren.
Chris Humphrey had put the hosts in front after three minutes against basement side Saints, who came close to an equaliser through Michael Higdon on the stroke of half-time.
Gareth Wardlaw restored parity for the visitors in a second half which lacked goalmouth action until the dramatic conclusion.
Third-placed Motherwell were unchanged for a third consecutive league match, with defender Stevie Hammell having to settle for a place on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury.
New St Mirren signing Patrick Cregg was handed his debut while goalkeeper Craig Samson started in place of Paul Gallacher.
Higdon's starting place was the third of Danny Lennon's changes from the third straight defeat endured by his side seven days earlier, while the injured Nick Hegarty and Sean Lynch dropped out.
Craig Brown's high-flying Motherwell were aiming for their first home win of the season at the fourth attempt, to bolster a 100% away record.
Motherwell took less than three minutes to forge in front thanks to Humphrey, following a Hateley free-kick.
David van Zanten's clearing header only reached as far as Cregg on the edge of the box, and his slip on the rain-soaked surface allowed Humphrey to lash home a diagonal effort.
The home side were in control thereafter with St Mirren pressed back.
A rare venture forward for the visitors ended with Darren McGregor's intended pass for Gareth Wardlaw being intercepted and cleared.
Nick Blackman shot just wide for the hosts on 18 minutes following a Humphrey cross from the right.
Hateley was prevented from making it 2-0 by an excellent Samson save as the half reached its midway point. The midfielder's effort from the left edge of the box looked netbound until Samson stretched to turn it onto the bar and to safety.
Paul McGowan tried a hopeful shot for St Mirren from the edge of the box which home goalkeeper Darren Randolph easily smothered.
The visitors almost equalised on 39 minutes when Hugh Murray's free-kick was flicked across goal by Higdon and Wardlaw came agonisingly close but turned the ball wide of the left-hand upright.
The hosts were awarded a dubious free-kick three minutes from half-time when McGregor was deemed to have fouled Blackman, but Hateley's 30-yard effort sailed well over.
St Mirren had another close shave in first-half stoppage time when, from a Paul McGowan corner, Higdon hit the bar and then saw his follow-up cleared off the line by Stephen Craigan.
The visitors had the first effort of the second half when Van Zanten and Cregg linked well, but although Higdon threw himself at the header in the six-yard box, Steven Saunders - who was stretchered off shortly afterwards - got there first to clear.
Keith Lasley unleashed a long ball to Murphy on 56 minutes, allowing him to cut inside from the left and shoot from the edge of the box, but Samson dived confidently to claim the effort.
A similar effort shortly afterwards saw Murphy send a return pass through the box for Lasley, but the ball was stolen away from the midfielder's feet by John Potter.
Goalmouth chances had been lacking at both ends during the second half, but St Mirren finally equalised through Wardlaw on 64 minutes.
Motherwell failed to clear their lines following McGowan's earlier free-kick, and when the same player put the ball back into the right-hand side of the box, Wardlaw lashed home from close range into the top corner.
Randolph had to turn McGowan's cross over the bar moments later as St Mirren imposed themselves on the game.
McGregor also fired over but both sides seemed to struggle to created chances until the grandstand finish materialised three minutes from time.
Substitute Alan Gow chased a Lee Mair passback and although he looked unlikely to reach it, Samson slipped and the defender pulled Gow down for a penalty, which Hateley confidently drilled into the bottom- left corner.
Just a minute later, the hosts made it three when Gow latched onto Mark Reynolds' long ball forward, cut in from the left and sent the ball across the box where Murphy needed no second invitation to net from beside the post.
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