Motherwell finally win at home
Motherwell recorded their first home victory since the beginning
of September as they defeated Ross County 3-2 at Fir Park.
Rocco Quinn unleashed a sensational 30-yard strike to give the
visitors the lead after 17 minutes, however their advantage was
short-lived as Michael Higdon headed home Chris Humphrey’s
pin-point delivery eight minutes later.
Nicky Law capitalised on some slack possession to fire the hosts
ahead in the opening minute of the second half, but this time
County responded positively and Quinn hammered home at the second
time of asking to level.
Both sides showed a determination to grab a winner and Keith
Lasley clinched the game for Motherwell when he flashed an effort
beyond Mark Brown with eight minutes remaining.
County created the first chance of the match and Quinn was
unfortunate to see his chipped effort from outside of the box land
on top of Lee Hollis’ goal.
Motherwell responded at the other end, however, with Humphrey
failing to find the target after a neat pass from Higdon, before
Quinn opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he burst forward
before unleashing an unstoppable shot beyond Hollis from 30
Stuart McCall’s side responded in a positive fashion and Brown
made a brave stop at the feet of Henrik Ojamaa before the hosts
grabbed a deserved equaliser.
Humphrey’s pinpoint delivery found Higdon and Motherwell’s
top-scorer nodded the ball beyond Brown.
Mihael Kovacevic was replaced by Grant Munro at half-time,
however it was Motherwell who made the dream start to the second
half when Law raced through on goal and calmly slotted the ball
into the net.
Ross Tokely tested Hollis with a powerful header and Colin
McMenamin failed to capitalise on a free header inside the area
following a good delivery from Richard Brittain.
Motherwell continued to press forward and Brown made an
excellent stop to keep out Hateley’s free-kick after 57
The Staggies fans did not have to wait much longer for an
equaliser though as Quinn fired against Adam Cummins before his
deflected effort rebound left Hollis flat-footed.
Both sides were demonstrating a desire to secure all three
points and Lasley rocketed home with eight minutes remaining to put
the Fir Park side on course for victory.