Some Game At Fir Park

05 May 2013 09:32
Inverness left it late to complete the job they thought they had finished when they were 3-0 up.

It was hard to lever the smile off Inverness manager Terry Butcher face after yesterday's 4-3 win for his side over second placed Motherwell. While not happy to throw away a 3-0 lead he was nonetheless full of praise for hat-trick hero Billy McKay and the returning Chris Hogg. McKay waited till six minutes from time to finish off his hat-trick and secure all three points. While McKay played the goal scoring role, Butcher also picked out Hogg, who was making his comeback after a serious knee injury that had kept him out since December 2011, in his post-game interviews.Butcher said: "Twenty-three goals is phenomenal from a player from Northampton. His season has been absolutely spectacular. You look at his (McKay's) work rate as well. Him and Andy Shinnie worked their socks off, it's our first line of defence. He is a pest, he is a wasp, he gave their two centre-halves a hard time and chased everything. He is a lovely kid and just wants to work hard. But I must praise Chris Hogg especially. The boys wanted to win it for Chris because it's his first game in 18 months. His experience and voice helped a lot. He gave away a penalty right enough, I'll speak to him about that. But the players wanted to win it for him, it was a special ambition for the players. We've had a great chance at 3-0 to make it four and I was thinking: 'I hope we don't have to rue that and end up losing 4-3'. At 3-3 I was thinking that might just happen. It was a great comeback by Motherwell in the second half. They have got quality, they have a four-man attack which is tremendous. Obviously the sending-off helped but in the end I think we did deserve it with the chances we made. But it was a wonderful game of football, both teams hammer and tongs at each other and end-to-end stuff."

Source: ScottishFitba


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