Motherwell 2 - 1 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM at Fir Park
Attendance: 3,508
Referee: Alan Muir
Motherwell Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Louis Laing (48)
Lionel Ainsworth (84)
Edward Ofere (76)

Team Managers
Ian Baraclough John Hughes

Starting Eleven
George Long
Simon Ramsden
Louis Laing
Stephen McManus
Josh Law
Conor Grant
Keith Lasley
Marvin Johnson
Stephen Pearson
Scott McDonald
Lee Erwin
Ryan Esson
Josh Meekings
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Nick Ross
Graeme Shinnie
Greg Tansey
Ross Draper
Ryan Christie
Danny Williams
Edward Ofere

Bench
Stuart Carswell
Lionel Ainsworth
John Sutton
Dan Twardzik
Fraser Kerr
Craig Moore
Dominic Thomas
Cameron Mackay
Carl Tremarco
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Alasdair Sutherland
Lewis Horner
Calum Ferguson

Substitutions
John Sutton -> Scott McDonald (68)
Craig Moore -> Lee Erwin (77)
Lionel Ainsworth -> Marvin Johnson (81)
Calum Ferguson for Danny Williams (58)
Aaron Doran for Nick Ross (73)

Bookings
Stephen Person (27)
Simon Ramsden (34)
Ross Draper (55)
Greg Tansey (60)
Daniel Devine (74)

Red Cards
Simon Ramsden (88) None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 167 apps -
David Raven 106 apps1 goal
Josh Meekings 136 apps3 goals
Daniel Devine 29 apps -
Nick Ross 167 apps13 goals
Danny Williams 54 apps3 goals
Ross Draper 109 apps7 goals
Ryan Christie 47 apps7 goals
Graeme Shinnie 175 apps7 goals
Greg Tansey 90 apps15 goals
Edward Ofere 1 app (debut)1 goal
Aaron Doran (sub) 140 apps19 goals
Calum Ferguson (sub) 2 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Daniel Devine (22 years 179 days)
Oldest Player:Danny Williams (2016 years 214 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 167 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Cameron Mackay (15 years 85 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2016 years 214 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 154 days
Domestic Players:13 (72.22 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Edward Ofere(Signed )

Milestones
Edward Ofere scored his first goal for the Club.

Bottoms Up:

A not unexpected reverse at Motherwell, a side buoyed by the return of prodigal son Scott McDonald and Stephen Pearson, saw Well win their first game in nine. Inverness were down to the bare bones and fielded new signing Edward Ofere, but it was Motherwell that took the game to Inverness who turned in a shocker of a first half. Louis Laing headed the opener only for Ofere to score on his debut after 76 mins. With Inverness looking the most likely to go on and win the game, substitute Lionel Ainsworth scored with the aid of a deflection off Ross Draper after a corner and secured the points for struggling Motherwell.

We hit the woodwork three times during the game but luck went with the Steelmen

Inverness have disappointed in the last few games where it was feasible that we could have all but seen off Dundee United, whilst Motherwell will be happy to get their relegation battle off and running.

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 25 19 3 3 52 13 39 60
2. Aberdeen 26 18 3 5 47 21 26 57
3. Inverness CT 28 16 5 7 42 29 13 53
4. Dundee Utd 27 14 4 9 49 38 11 46
5. Hamilton Academical 29 12 5 12 39 40 -1 41
6. Dundee 28 10 9 9 39 39 0 39
7. St. Johnstone 27 11 5 11 24 27 -3 38
8. Kilmarnock 27 9 7 11 29 35 -6 34
9. Partick Thistle 27 7 7 13 35 35 0 28
10. Ross County 27 5 6 16 28 52 -24 21
11. St. Mirren 28 6 3 19 22 46 -24 21
12. Motherwell 27 6 3 18 20 51 -31 21