Motherwell 3 - 2 Inverness CT

League Match
Saturday, December 27th, 2008, 3:00 PM at Fir Park, Motherwell
Attendance: 4,521
Referee: Charlie Richmond
Motherwell Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Chris Porter (8)
Chris Porter (39)
Chris Porter (78)
Ross Tokely (44)
Adam Rooney (90)

Team Managers
Mark McGhee Craig Brewster

Starting Eleven
Graeme Smith
Paul Quinn
Stephen Craigan
Maros Klimpl
Mark Reynolds
Steven Hammell
Stephen Hughes
Marc Fitzpatrick
James O Brien
David Clarkson
Chris Porter
Ryan Esson
Richard Hastings
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
David Proctor
Phil McGuire
Roy McBain
Russell Duncan
Don Cowie
Garry Wood
Dougie Imrie

Bench
Gunnar Nielsen
Steven Saunders
Robert Malcolm
Keith Lasley
John Sutton
Darren Smith
Robert McHugh
Michael Fraser
Jamie Duff
Lionel Djebi-Zadi
Iain Vigurs
Dale Gillespie
Andrew Barrowman
Adam Rooney

Substitutions
Darren Smith -> James O Brien (73)
Robert McHugh -> David Clarkson (88)
Adam Rooney for Dougie Imrie (46)
Andrew Barrowman for Garry Wood (72)

Bookings
None. Grant Munro (19)
Ross Tokely (81)
David Proctor (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Ryan Esson (GK) 12 apps -
David Proctor 76 apps4 goals
Ross Tokely 461 apps31 goals
Phil McGuire 36 apps1 goal
Richard Hastings 358 apps4 goals
Grant Munro 262 apps6 goals
Don Cowie 63 apps12 goals
Roy McBain 318 apps19 goals
Russell Duncan 276 apps9 goals
Garry Wood 17 apps3 goals
Dougie Imrie 38 apps5 goals
Adam Rooney (sub) 20 apps5 goals
Andrew Barrowman (sub) 20 apps2 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Proctor (24 years 303 days)
Oldest Player:Dougie Imrie (2010 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 282 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Iain Vigurs (20 years 239 days)
Oldest Player:Lionel Djebi-Zadi (2010 years 150 days)
Average Player Age:27 years 54 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Well's Porter bags a hat-trick:

With news and rumours of players signing pre-contracts and leaving you'd be forgiven for thinking that even players now considered HMS Sneck a sinking ship...and given the continued poor form then they might just be right!!!

Two Goals from Chris Porter would have left us dead and buried at half-time had it not been for Ross Tokely "using his head" to bring us back into things just before the break.  We didn't lose our trademark early goal in the second half, but Porter secured ownership of the match ball when he completed his hat-trick on 78 minutes.  Caley Thistle were awarded a penalty in the 90th minute, and even though Smith managed to keep out the initial shot Rooney was on hand to nod it home and the game finished 3-2. 

Match report written by tm4tj



Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 20 16 2 2 45 18 27 50
2. Rangers 20 13 4 3 45 17 28 43
3. Dundee Utd 20 9 7 4 28 20 8 34
4. Hearts 19 9 4 6 20 21 -1 31
5. Aberdeen 19 9 3 7 23 19 4 30
6. Hibernian 20 7 5 8 26 28 -2 26
7. Kilmarnock 19 8 1 10 20 25 -5 25
8. St. Mirren 20 7 3 10 16 22 -6 24
9. Motherwell 19 6 2 11 20 31 -11 20
10. Falkirk 20 4 5 11 21 30 -9 17
11. Inverness CT 20 5 2 13 20 34 -14 17
12. Hamilton Academical 20 5 2 13 17 36 -19 17